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“This is no vapid coffee-table garden book to be merely flipped through and set aside. Nor is it a depressing diatribe about inevitable environmental decline and culpability. Energy-wise Landscape Design is filled with practical, specific design advice that will inspire you to get up and get working to make a better home landscape for yourself and the planet.”

StepsSusan Reed

Landscape Architecture

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

Design

Master Planning

  • Develop detailed plans that integrate all elements of the property, including: walks, walls, patios, decks, driveway, yard, gardens, meadows, arbors, hot tub, pool, play spaces, etc.
  • Make recommendations for managing natural areas and caring for established vegetation
  • Provide plans for construction, grading and new planting.

Design with Native Plants

  • Plan perennial gardens, meadows, native grasslands, shrublands and wooded groves.
  • Recommend proper methods of site preparation.
  • Specify lists of seeds or plants to be used, and guide installation.

Site Planning for new homes and additions

  • Collaborate with architects and builders to select the ideal house site and driveway alignment.
  • Determine the best placement and design of house, driveway, paths, walls and all outdoor living spaces.
  • Provide plans that protect valuable natural features.