Whether it’s an urban oasis or rolling hill estate, we’re here to assist you find the right solution to your landscaping needs. Our process starts with a 1-hr consultation, then decide if we move to the design phase.
Native plants generally need less replacing. They've evolved to grow on our soil and are much better at handling our weather extremes. When properly executed, they maximize perceived values while minimizing the impact on your wallet and environment.
Why use native plants?
Rain gardens are wet areas that use native and adapted riparian plants to help break down pollutants and restore the groundwater. An excellent example of a rain garden is where water from downspouts is conveyed into a sunny spot away from the property that serves as a focal point.
Berms and raised beds are artificially elevated areas that help retain and detain water. They create microclimates for wildlife and sensitive plants, and they can double as windbreak and noise barriers. The visual impact of berms and raised beds in a natural and sustainable landscape design is one of harmony.
Terraces are excellent at slowing down and capturing stormwater. In challenging terrains, they maximize useable areas while creating a natural and inviting green space.
Green roofs help retain and detain rainwater, reduce pollution, conserve energy, create habitats, and improve insulation. Depending on the size, slope, and conditions, an overflow structure may help during heavy downpours to carry off excess water to another green practice, like a bioswale.
Dry creek beds help convey stormwater away from sensitive areas to mitigate flooding and allow more time for water infiltration. We design and build our dry creek beds to mimic and work like ones you find in the natural environment—but better looking.
Bioswales, usually found in commercial settings, are built structures that help capture water and hold it in the ground. They typically contain native and adapted riparian plants and an underdrain or overflow structure to help alleviate excess water in heavy downpours.
Permeable pavement is an area where water can penetrate the ground. Whether it's a patio, path, or a focal point, there are numerous ways to incorporate them into a green space to help retain water on site.
Why water retention?
Rainwater harvesting is a prudent practice that has many unique benefits. Rainwater is pH neutral and contains essential nutrients that help plants grow and thrive. It’s fancy water for your plants, but completely free. Using rainwater to feed your gardens reduces water usage and lessens the impact on our public natural resources.
Locally-sourced materials help create a unique sense of place while helping reduce the carbon footprint. Buying local helps support our local economy and saves delivery time.