ECOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Sharon, MA, landscape before and after photos

Landscape design before and after photos in Sharon, MA. The initial site assessment included discussion of a facelift for the front door entry area. A columned portico was added, and the concrete stairs and landing faced with veneer stone. Leading from the driveway to the front door, a curved, cobblestone-edged brick path replaced a straight asphalt runner, creating a planting area for a welcoming native eastern redbud tree. To the right of the front door, a raised retaining wall of round rocks created structure and depth for foundation shrub plantings.

Ecological landscape design is for people who:

  • Want their kids and grandkids, pets, pollinators and birds to romp and fly around their yard in a healthy habitat that supports the web of life – without the health risks of conventional landscape practices and chemicals
  • Steward their land and value collaboration with nature and the environment more than having a perfectly  manicured lawn and landscape
  • Use their resources wisely, save time and money, and enjoy a robust, sometimes messy,  natural landscape

How to keep your design natural:

  • We start with a three-fold discovery process—one to help tease out your vision, dream and lifestyle; one for existing site conditions—to discover what the site may robustly support with the least input of resources, over time; and one to establish expectations, knowing that design and installation are just the beginning of a natural process where maintenance (time and money) is everything. In other words, what is your dream, and how can we manifest it in a way that is reasonable and realistic for you?
  • Once we have these in place, Carol will sketch out concept design(s) for discussion that will bring to the surface further info about what makes sense for you – and doesn’t.
  • The process is iterative and collaborative, and we’ll create a master plan for success that can be implemented over time.
  • Plant selection will be at least 2/3 native plants that support local wildlife and our broader shared ecosystem that supports the whole web of life.