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“Before the current age of technology, people all over the world protected themselves from the extremes of weather and climate by working with nature. They shaped their homes and landscapes to minimize nature’s harshness and make the most of its beneficence.

“However, around the middle of the twentieth century, we modern humans adopted a new comfort-enhancing process, one that has continued essentially unchanged since that time. In total innocence, and without any intent to do harm, we ignored basic, well-understood methods to prevent heat from accumulating in our houses. Instead we put our faith in strategies that would remove the heat after it had already accumulated.”

StepsSusan Reed

Landscape Architecture

Designing home landscapes to be: • Ecologically rich • Comfortably livable • Energy efficient • Inviting to wildlife • Naturally beautiful.

Landscape Architecture

Hello, and thank you for visiting my landscape architecture website.

Here you will find information about how I can help you:

  • Fix landscape puzzles and problems.
  • Create a new landscape or renovate an old one.
  • Consider landscape issues when planning to build a new house or other structure.

In these pages, you can also discover:

  • My unique approach to landscape design.
  • How the design process works, so you'll know what to expect if we work together.
  • Lots of photos of my projects and gardens.
  • Photos of New England native plants I love to use in my work.
  • Comments from various clients, past students and readers (of my book, Energy-Wise Landscape Design).

Please feel free to contact me at:

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I look forward to hearing from you~

Sue Reed