We specialize in a sustainable landscape design approach. To do this we add rain gardens/bio swales when possible and applicable. Within our design and planting plans, we concentrate on drought tolerant plants which include many natives, edibles and pollinator attractors. We also utilize sustainable materials such as recycled concrete as a base material for hardscaping and are happy to re-use any salvageable materials already on site. Instead of larger lawns we encourage the practice of adding xeriscaping which is selecting drought tolerant plants that will perform well with little to no supplemental water once established. When installing a green space we use Tall Fescue grass or encourage lawn alternatives.
Besides sustainability one of our other core values is the quality of our work. At The Green Seed we love what we do and we work hard to do it well. Our passion for quality is why we have chosen to stay small. This way we can spend more time on the details of every project. Emily and Austin work hand in hand as owners/ designers/installers, therefore one of us is checking to ensure your installation meets our high quality standards. As a small company though we can not take on all installations for our designs. This means we often get to work with many talented craftsmen and contractors in the area, for cleanups, hardscaping, mulching, etc. as necessary. We are also happy to collaborate with a contractor of your choice.
All Green Seed projects start with a consultation or site visit. Together we will walk your property, assess your site (light, soil, etc.), review existing plants and garden structure. We encourage you to be involved in the garden transformation process.
During this process we like to find out more about your goals for your property. How will you be using your yard? What is your plan on caring for your garden? These are a few sample topics we will cover. In turn the information you provide will help us get a clear picture of your landscape design ideas/needs.