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“Energy-Wise Landscape Design belongs in the hands of every existing and prospective home-owner, every developer, and every town committee which steers newcomers in the purchasing process of land for a new home. Reed's ideas range from the all- encompassing to the smallest detail. Her solutions are smart, accessible, and achievable.”

StepsSusan Reed

Landscape Architecture

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

Ecological Emphasis

1-1-IMG 0030 2I treat every landscape project as an opportunity to contribute to the health of the natural world. In my plans, I aim to minimize harm and protect each site’s valuable features while incorporating:

  • habitat that supports local wildlife
  • vegetation that requires minimal maintenance
  • drainage patterns that encourage percolation rather than runoff
  • proper placement of buildings and trees to make the most of solar gain
  • well-built components that last a long time, to reduce demand on natural resources.

Each residential landscape that I design is planned to be a resilient, diverse, self-sustaining and resource-recycling environment that nourishes all its inhabitants, both human and nonhuman.