Landscape Planning and Design Services

A note to visitors: 

I focus on "nature-scaping" projects such as vegetated buffers for waterside areas, meadows, low-mow lawns, intensive groundcovers, pervious pathways, and other ways of integrating nature into residential, commercial, and community landscapes. 

Landscape design works best when clients, other stakeholders, and the designer create a shared vision. It may be implemented immediately or, more often, over a period of years.

My role is to discuss your goals and assess the landscape, imagine possibilities, create drawings, offer examples from other places, create photo simulations, and draft site plans. The process helps bring ideas "down to earth" with real landscape features that can be enjoyed for a long time. The process may include some or all of the following activities: 

  • Identify your goals

  • Research site constraints 

  • Discover assets, history, and ecology of the site

  • Develop alternative solutions

  • Create a plan that can be implemented in phases

  • Recommend the right plant and landscape materials, as well as maintenance plans

  • Help you obtain approval from Inland Wetlands, Conservation, Planning and Zoning Commissions

  • Identify and recommend installation professionals 

  • Manage the project during installation and after

  • Please see my reviews and endorsements. See a list of projectsSee a slide show on the development of a town center meadow in Westbrook, CT. 

Site: Westbrook, CT, Town Center