Our focus is a more natural aesthetic, with an emphasis on the use of native plants, and local stone. We work without using synthetic chemicals, (fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, etc.). Instead, we work with nature. We plant to attract predator insects, use succession, some plants are better adapted to a site than others, let the plants we want out compete the ones we don't.
When we talk about environment, we're talking about the place we live, and how we live there. A well designed garden can be a sanctuary, your own personal refuge from the stresses of the day to day. The garden is it's own ecosystem that can provide food for both you and wildlife, depending on the wants and needs of the property owner.
A planting on the edge of a property can hide an eyesore, or unpleasant view, as well as help mitigate noise from an adjacent property or road. In addition, studies have shown that a well designed landscape can increase a properties value anywhere from 5 to 20%.
Jennifer Mitchell Garden Designer
Horticulturist Tavern on the Green, NYC
Horticulturist Prospect Park Wildlife Center, Brooklyn, NY
Assistant Horticulturist Central Park Wildlife Center, NY
Assistant Gardener Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Senior Gardener Teaneck, NJ
Peace Corps Volunteer Bureau of Agriculture Philippines
Assistant Project Manager
Landscaper and Dry Stone Waller
Can we do this later? It's gettin' late, I've still got a ton of work here!
Jim Mitchell is a landscaper and dry stone waller with over ten years experience. He also has an extensive background in trucking and rigging, as well as moving. "Whether I'm moving a heavy piece of furniture, a machine, a sculpture, or a large stone, there are some basic principles that apply, leverage, weight, and balance, sympathy for the surrounding landscape, as well as the piece itself, the safety of everyone and everything involved in the project. The majority of our jobs thus far have been accomplished without the use of heavy equipment. It simply wasn't needed. This makes for a smaller footprint, less noise and disruption, less disturbance to the existing landscape, and less compaction of soil. Once we're done on site, it tends to naturalize rather quickly."
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