Welcome to Creating Sustainable Landscapes

Landscapes can and must be functional and sustainable, as well as beautiful, because development and agriculture have eliminated vast tracts of habitat. Built landscapes can foster nature and serenity by supporting birds, pollinators, butterflies, and other wildlife by using plants native to our region. Native plants can tolerate sub-zero temperatures, summer heat, drought, and insect predation, all without ever needing to be watered, fertilized, and sprayed and thus are a more sustainable solution for present day landscaping.

Creating Sustainable Landscapes uses native plants in our perennial beds that will attract and support butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other wildlife.

Landscape design using native plants arranged in structural, perennial, and matrix layers

Some of our clients are more inclined to adopt informal natural plantings

We have designed, built, or maintained more than 75 rain gardens. Let us help you install this beautiful and effective solution to manage storm water.

Bioengineered and naturally planted and managed shorelines improve riparian habitat, protect water quality, and are beautiful

Invasive plants outcompete native species because they have no predators. We are experienced in the removal of these destructive species.

Be Part of the Solution

In today’s world, with 95% of our land having been plowed, paved, or cut down, the frontlines of nature are now our front and backyards, school gardens, commercial properties, utility easements, parking lots, and road right-of-ways. Our plantings must now not just look good, but also do double duty to provide for pollinators, serve as a genetic reservoir for diversity, and clean our stormwater.

If you want to be part of the solution and do your part for nature by eliminating watering and chemicals, attracting myriad forms of beneficial wildlife including butterflies, hummingbirds, and pollinators, cleaning stormwater, and having a beautiful landscape, contact us.