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Landscape Design

Starting with a walk of the property, I will develop a planting plan based on a combination of your ideas and preferences, and my design and plant expertise.


Step 1 - Site Analysis


The key to a good design and a successful landscape is choosing the right plants for the right conditions. During the site analysis I will examine:


  • soil conditions

  • level of sunlight

  • wind and winter exposure

  • water availability

  • potential for deer browsing

  • diversity of existing plants

  • and other environmental conditions.

A thorough site analysis reveals the challenges and opportunities of every potential planting location.

Step 2 - Design Drawings and Photographs


Based on the site analysis, and using computer-aided design tools, I will create:


  • a detailed schematic drawing and plant list for your new garden

  • visualization photographs - our design software modifies photographs of your existing landscape with the new plant images to help you visualize the design before we start planting.

Step 3 - Installation
Here are some examples of gardens that I designed for my clients:
Native Plant Gardens

Native plants are New England hardy, and typically more pest, disease, and drought resistant than many non-native plants. They also benefit our ecosystems by providing vital life resources for insects, birds, and animals. Let me design a beautiful native garden for you that recreates the beauty of natural plant communities.

Pollinator & Bird Gardens

Attract birds, butterflies, and beneficial insects to your yard by creating a beautiful wildlife garden. These wild visitors will help make your time spent outdoors more interesting. I can locate your garden near your favorite window for year-round viewing.

Lawn Alternatives

Traditional turf grass lawns require ongoing irrigation, fertilization, pesticides, and maintenance to survive while offering very little in terms of ecological benefits. Do you need to keep pouring resources into your lawn? Let me help you explore and design lawn alternatives such as a native groundcover planting that requires little input or maintenance.

Woodland Shade Gardens

Many yards in our region are wooded and shady. This creates challenges for gardeners, but also opportunities. There are many beautiful shade-tolerant plants that can be used to create your rewarding shade garden.

Deer Resistant Gardens

Yes, there are many amazing plants that deer prefer not to eat. If you are looking to replace plants damaged by deer, or adding a new garden in deer country, let me help you choose deer resistant plants that will beautify your property and keep the hooved varmints at bay.

Privacy Plantings

A living green fence can provide screening and privacy from a street or neighboring property. I can create a mixed planting of evergreen and deciduous plants that achieves privacy while beautifying your yard.

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