Landscaping with Native Plants
Our team of arborists and horticulturalists provides manicured and wildland landscaping services. We integrate holistic, whole system plant care into our landscaping design and installation. Our advanced knowledge of plants allows us to develop communities of plants that thrive together, both reducing your long-term maintenance and reducing needed water.
Our team of plant experts design landscapes with a focus on holistic, sustainable gardens that are free of pests and require little maintenance. Our knowledge of disease resistant, drought tolerant, and competitive plants increases the success of your landscape and reduces the overall yearly maintenance required to upkeep it. The design phase includes planting plans and planting palettes. Our landscape designers develop a planting plan that delivers both aesthetic and beneficial functions. Qualities we consider include pollinator attractiveness, time of flowering, drought tolerance, color of flowers, and plant height and spread. Our planting plans create a link between your built environment and the natural landscape around us.
Installing plants isn't as simple as digging a hole and covering up the plants roots. To successfully grow and maintain plants for the long-term, care is needed to attain correct depth, correct orientation, and most importantly: the correct plant. In urban forestry, we have a phrase "Right Tree in the Right Place". This is especially important for built landscapes (as opposed to native landscapes). If the right tree, or the right shrub or vine isn't installed in the right place, we can forget a sustainable, maintenance free landscape.
Using the "Right Tree in the Right Place" philosophy, maintenance becomes simple. Pruning young trees for structure can be the most important maintenance function after installation. Pruning trees while they are young is easy, and corrects many of the long-term architectural and structural old trees face. Cutting of a small branch when a tree is young is a much better choice (and cost effective) than waiting until that tree is mature and cutting off the now grown large branch.