“It's time for us to imagine a new kind of landscape, one in which beauty is not just a social convention or a glossy magazine image, but also an expression of our social values. Now in the 21st century, we can design, build and care for our landscapes so that in addition to looking attractive they will also work for our own good and the good of the larger world.”

StepsSusan Reed

Landscape Architecture

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

Energy-Wise Priorities

2-IMG 2157 copyI believe that every landscape is full of opportunities for us to save or use less energy. Further, I believe that we all have a responsibility to conserve energy, for the sake of the planet. My book, Energy-Wise Landscape Design, details hundreds of actions we can take, in our gardens and grounds, to use less energy, both in our home’s utility costs and out in the landscape itself, unrelated to the house.

The book is a comprehensive guide, written in plain language, usable by everyday homeowners and gardeners as well as landscape professionals. In every design project, I work to incorporate as many of these energy-saving actions as the homeowner will allow and the site can support.