Each yard is distinct and comes with it's own set of challenges. We work to understand the many variables of your space to ensure our recommendations are based on best practices, hard science, and first-hand experience.
You have goals for your project, and we want to meet them. We work with each client to understand the specific wants, needs, concerns, and budget, so that the project is tailored completely for you.
By taking our knowledge of your space and combining it with your goals for the project, we deliver beautiful landscapes that have the greatest impact possible. From single patio planters to whole-property redesigns, our projects are unique to you.
Underused and difficult areas of a property are ideal locations for pollinator gardens. By utilizing plants that are beautiful, beneficial, and resilient, homeowners can improve the ecological impact of their property, all without sacrificing the areas they love and use.
Sometimes a property needs to pivot, like this project which removed the back lawn and replaced it with a series of pollinator gardens and hardscaping. The only grass that remained was used to create the walking paths that brought visitors up close to the flowers and pollinators, creating a bridge from what was, to what it became.
There is an ever-growing body of evidence on the impact and importance of growing your own food, plus it's just fun. Whether it's a few easy summer vegetables or a completely edible property (or somewhere in between), having an edible garden is an excellent addition to your landscape.
Preventing your home's runoff from getting into a storm drain is a key way to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Raingardens harness the natural power of plants to capture and filter pollutants before they can get into local streams and waterways.
Water features are an underused but highly important part of creating a complete landscape that provides the greatest impact possible to local pollinators and wildlife. From standing birdbaths and pondless waterfalls, to backyard streams and goldfish ponds, every yard is better with a water feature in it.
Small projects can still have big impacts without breaking the bank or requiring a lot of upkeep and maintenance. Planters provide the opportunity to bring plants closer to homeowners and visitors. They also offer the chance to use plants that might otherwise be crowded out in the yard.
This wet and shady yard was no place for kids to play. By building a raised play area and filling it with playground woodchips, this space will now drain quickly and provide a safe and soft location for all of the neighborhood kids to gather.
The mid-Atlantic is the transition area between cool-season grass and warm- season grass, which means maintaining a healthy and lush lawn is both difficult and expensive (and bad for pollinators.) Artificial turf has greatly evolved and is now available in many types and textures that offer excellent evergreen yard solutions.
This dry stream does more than just break up the side yard. The downspouts from the home are connected to drainage pipes that are buried and discharge within the rock, which then funnels the water away from the property.
A steep hill is no place for grass. Our clients wanted to address erosion issues while improving the street-view of their property. By installing two dry-stack retaining walls, we were able to give the front of the property a facelift and introduce better plants that require less maintenance.
Want to grow edibles year-round, or need a place to house some of your plants in the winter? Consider adding a greenhouse. Greenhouses will greatly expand what you can do with your property, as well as when you can do it, all without breaking the bank or requiring significant infrastructure investments..
Pets can make having a nice landscape difficult, so why no give them their own piece of it? Setting aside a part of the property specifically for pets is a simple and inexpensive way to improve the rest of your yard and reduce the time spent having to deal with pet waste and pet damage.