Each project has unique considerations, however, in general we use the following process:
- Discuss: Let’s talk about your dreams for your property, the project budget and timeline.
- Assess: We’ll look to incorporate existing assets, and tackle challenges like invasive species.
- Design: We’ll pull everything together to make your ideas come to life with a visual design and plant palette.
- Install: Finally, our team will make the magic happen and bring your project to life.
Example of a plant palette and design sketch.
* While we aim to use at least 80% native plant species in our designs, we will work with you to find the perfect combination of plants for your project.
Our landscaping techniques are not traditional. We never apply pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. We don’t do lawn maintenance and will never recommend installing a turf lawn (there are alternatives that are much lower maintenance and better for our environment).
We ask ourselves, what would nature do? Following natures lead, we create low maintenance landscapes that support wildlife and create biodiversity, and celebrate our region’s natural beauty.
On Vancouver Island we have one of the highest rates of biodiversity in the world. We also have among the highest number of species that are at risk of extinction.
Habitat loss is the biggest reason why plants and animals go extinct and climate change is adding pressure to an already challenging situation.
Your property is an important piece of habitat in our community’s ecosystem. Whether you have a small garden space or a 10 acre parcel, your landscaping choices can make a difference to restore habitat and contribute to climate change resilience.
Our landscapes: support biodiversity, create habitat, reduce maintenance requirements, and eliminate the need for chemicals.
Our approach is founded the principals of ecological restoration. We create eye-catching West Coast landscapes that restore nature by working with the ecology of your property.
The benefits of using native plants on your property include:
Lower maintenance, hardier and more adaptable than most exotic species
Reduced dependency on pesticides, water and irrigation systems
Resistant to frost damage, drought, common diseases, and herbivores
With maturity, will form self-sustaining plant communities
Produce long root systems to hold soil in place and resist erosion