Designing Your Digs
We don't mow and neither should you!
At least not as much as you already do. Green lawns take an immense amount of energy in upkeep. Replacing sections of your lawn with more stable and less expensive gardens can reduce your costs in the long term. This could be in the form of a vegetable, herb or fruit garden, a native flower meadow, or maybe a patio for you to soak up some rays in the summer!
Believe it or not your home has its own microclimate! Why does that matter? Because even though your neighbors may have some beautiful Dwarf Crested Iris' growing in their Southeastern backyard that same flower may not flourish in your Northwestern yard - even if you're only 100 feet away! Ultimately it comes down to the little things. Here in Roanoke we picture our grand 7A Hardiness Zone as a mosaic of multiple different microclimates and because of this we are able to really give your land the attention it deserves.
We are here to help you get the most out of your outdoor space, no matter the size.
It's thyme to grow!
Plenty of good comes from gardening besides the obvious opportunity to get outside and the meditative benefits. Being able to eat food that you grew yourself is a huge accomplishment! Watching as the gourds double in size or picking lettuce for a fresh summer salad is second to none.
But it doesn't have to stop there - you can raise chickens and close the circle of sustainability by creating your own compost from your garden.
We can build raised beds for your yard, herb troughs for your patio, a compost bin for your waste, and a chicken coop for your...chickens! We also offer bird and bat houses created from locally harvested eastern red cedar.
By planning strategic communities of native plants we can take a money-sinking, time-consuming lawn and turn it into an environmental investment.
Providing habitat for native songbirds, bats, and insects is the best way to keep balance in nature. Strong, deep roots from native grasses provide erosion control for slopes and reduce stormwater runoff.
Phytoremediation allows us to remove hazardous contaminants from soil, water, and air using special native plants which can absorb and contain or detoxify them.
Riparian buffers provide a barrier between developed land and bodies of water such as streams, lakes, and rivers. While providing much needed shade, they also increase water quality and reduce pollution.
As your gardens and habitats grow it's only natural for undesirable weeds to find their way back in. With our monthly bed maintenance service, you can rest easy knowing your plants will stay trimmed up and tidy, and we will remove any unwanted plants from your garden who have invited themselves in. This is important or they will eventually take over your beloved garden! We will also notify you if we see anything struggling in your garden, and how best to treat the problem. Consider it a cleaning service for your yard!