Services We Offer
Including but not limited to:
– Landscape design and consultation
– Drainage improvements: grading and earthworks such as drainage swales/dry creeks and berms, drain catchments and pipes
– Hardscape installation such as flagstone patios or paths
– Retaining wall installation such as dry or mortared stone, pressure treated wood, concrete
– Installation of landscaping stairs/steps such as stone, pressure treated wood or concrete
– Other stone work such as benches, fire pits, outdoor kitchen etc.
– Slope stabilization with boulders/rip-rap stone
– Grading, soil improvement
– Planting design and installation
– Mulch application
– Clearing/invasive plant removal/cleanup of overgrown areas
– Pruning/seasonal maintenance
– Raised bed installation for food or ornamental gardening
– Some kinds of fence installation
– Fence removal/demolition of retaining walls etc.
Masonry & Hardscapes
Hardscape elements such as paths, patios, steps and retaining walls exist in the space between the built and natural environments. They can visually and functionally tie a building together with the landscape while helping to expand useful outdoor living space. We install hardscapes constructed with a variety of materials but our focus and is on building with natural stone. One of the most important things for sustainability in hardscape construction is to build with materials and methods that are durable and beautiful so the work will be less likely to be torn out later due to heavy wear or changing tastes.
Plant & Soil Health
The spaces around our homes and businesses have the potential to be healthy and resilient ecosystems with diverse plant species. In our design and installation work, we put an emphasis on native plants that benefit wildlife and pollinators as well as trees and shrubs that produce edible fruit. Maintenance services we offer include pruning and clearing work, especially the removal of aggressively spreading “invasive” plant species.
Soil health is a particularly important consideration in our work because characteristics of the soil affect everything in a landscape, from the health of trees, shrubs and other plants to the behavior of stormwater and support of building foundations. Controlling stormwater runoff through management of soil texture and de-compaction, grading and drainage systems is a crucial part of any landscape design. For plant health it is sometimes necessary to amend or mechanically de-compact soils, and it is best for the top layer of soil to be protected and insulated by plant cover or a layer of organic matter such as leaves or mulch in order to reduce soil erosion and to retain moisture in the soil. When working with heavy machinery it is important to us to follow best practices for soil conservation, such as saving as much of the upper soil horizon “topsoil” as practical when digging and avoiding unnecessary soil compaction, especially in the critical root zones of trees.