Many of us want to beautify our properties, cut out damaging chemicals, and turn them into a haven for songbirds, butterflies, and lightning bugs. It’s a worthy goal with a way bigger than improving our own lifestyles: Conservationists stress that property owners in suburban and urban areas must come together to restore ecosystems in their own yards to achieve the level of restoration needed to combat climate change, extinction, and more.
That said, it’s not always easy knowing where to start.
We’ll study your space and create a thorough report with a roadmap to a yard and garden that are greener in every sense of the word.
Some Words From Our Clients
“I feel like my heart is going to explode. The report makes me so happy, words aren’t enough. It was incredibly thorough, and gives me the confidence and understanding to make short and long-term decisions about what to plant in each part of my yard. And better still, it had so much great info about how to make my whole property more eco-friendly.”– Allison N., Haddon Township
How It Works:
1. We’ll visit your property to observe and discuss:
- Current conditions, such as light and soil in different parts of your property
- Existing garden beds, plant species, and layouts
- Any issues such as the prevalence of invasive species or pooling water
- Your goals for your yard
- Garden styles that make you happy (formal, wild, etc.)
2. We’ll create a thorough, personalized Sustainable Yard Report with a roadmap.
3. Within two weeks, we’ll deliver a detailed report that will serve as an owner’s manual for your sustainable yard.
Your Report Will Include:
An Intro to Eco-Friendly Yard and Gardens
Every report includes our Principles of Ecological Landscaping, which you can think of as a Cliff’s Notes on all of the best resources and information out there. (We’ll include resources for further reading too.)
A diagram of your property, broken up into separate planting zones based on variations in growing conditions, such as light and soil.
Suggested plant combinations for targeted areas in your yard (like existing or planned beds), taking into account color, bloom time, as well as which plants thrive when planted together. (Yes, that’s a thing!)
A list of easy-to-grow, wildlife-friendly native plants for each planting zone. The list includes information about the plants’ light and soil needs, bloom color, and bloom time.
Sustainable Yard Management Guide
This section goes beyond the core principles and gets specific about what you should do (and not do) to have a beautiful sustainable yard. It includes tips, tricks, and techniques for garden design, proper planting techniques, basic garden maintenance, and sustainable lawn care.
This report is not a fully realized landscape design. Rather it’s a blueprint for a homeowner to make informed decisions about what to plant in which parts of their yard and how to steward their small piece of our ecosystem sustainably.
Pricing is based on the size of your yard.
- 0.1 Acres or Less: $250
- 0.1 to 0.4 Acres: $325
- 0.4 to .75 Acres: $425
- .75 Acres and Up: Contact us
Next Steps and Additional Services
Upon completion of the report, additional design or plant layout can be arranged on an hourly basis.
We can also help you source native plants and other Jersey-friendly varieties from our network of growers for your gardening projects!
For customers looking to move beyond their consultation to a full-scale landscape design or professional installation, we have partnered with several outstanding providers who understand sustainable practices and can help you build the garden of your dreams.