At The Green Seed we have a passion for plants and can help design an appealing planting plan that utilizes the principles of landscape design to create an eye catching landscape. As a sustainable company we prefer to focus on drought tolerant plants which include many natives, edibles and pollinator attractors. Most of these plants will come from our own nursery which does not use any pesticides or chemical fertilizers. We are also happy to incorporate your ideas and offer suggestions to create a beautiful outdoor living space that speaks to your personal style. Whether you just want a few plants to spruce up the yard or a heavy planting to provide habitat and carbon sequestration we have you covered.
We believe that our Oregon native plants are some of the best suited plants for your yard. Because they are from here they are well adapted to our region which means they often need less water in the summer and less care. In addition to being low maintenance, they can transform your yard into a habitat. Native plants can provide food and shelter to our local insects, birds and other wildlife that have lost habitat due to urban development. We use natives in all our our designs and use natural concepts creatively to bring beauty and function into your yard. Our designs are created for people and nature to coexist and we strive to provide wildlife habitat, reduce watering and manage storm-water runoff on-site to reduce water pollution.
Rain Garden (also known as a bio-swale) is a great way to help protect our local watersheds. A Rain Garden is essentially a shallow depression in your yard designed to capture and temporarily store rain water run off from impervious surfaces such as roofs, driveways and patios and allow it to soak into the ground. Most often it is connected to your downspout to collect roof water as this is the easiest way to re-direct water into a rain garden. Rain water runoff carries a lot of pollutants that can potentially enter our local watersheds. Managing storm water on-site by letting it naturally filter in the ground is a great way to reduce water pollution. They are usually heavily planted because plants help to soak up excess water and reduce pollutants.