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Landscape Architecture

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


Construction supervision

  • Recommend competent and trustworthy contractors.
  • Guide and oversee the construction process, including grading, stonework and planting.

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Energy-efficiency assessment

  • Identify how the landscape is contributing to or interfering with energy conservation efforts.
  • Recommend actions to improve energy-efficiency and energy-saving, in both the design and maintenance of the landscape.

Pre-purchase landscape assessment

  • Identify the advantages and problems of an existing property.
  • Weigh potential repair and maintenance expenses.