Welcome to Plan(t) Wise Garden & Landscape Design

 

Reconnect with the beauty of nature.

Mission

Our mission is to inspire passion for nature and create thriving, healthy communities for all species by providing people, from beginners to seasoned gardeners, with the knowledge, guidance, and support they need to create a haven for themselves and the wildlife that share our spaces.  Gardens should be beautiful to all species.

From balconies to acreages, our landscape design and management guidance help people of all experience levels reconnect with the beauty of nature at home.

The Right Choice

Why Choose Plan(t) Wise Garden & Landscape Design?

  • Watering, fertilizing, and pruning have become tedious.
  • You’re tired of landscaping that all looks the same.
  • You like seeing butterflies and birds, dragonflies, and maybe even frogs in your space.
  • You have a problem site that’s too dry, too wet, or too shady where nothing seems to like to grow.
  • You want a place for your family and friends to reconnect with nature.
  • You’re interested in helping the environment and improving your community.

Why Native Plants?

In North America, the landscape is dominated by manicured lawns and gardens focused on “traditional” non-native plants. These landscapes do little to support the environment and beneficial wildlife, and they require high inputs of supplemental water, fertilizers, mulches, time, and money. In this era of technology, digitalization, and virtual recreation, we are also becoming increasingly disconnected from nature. 

Native Plant Benefits

Native plants have many benefits. They’re low maintenance because they’ve adapted to our climate and growing conditions*. Once established, they require little to no supplemental irrigation, saving water. They usually perform better without additional fertilizer. They’ve developed defenses against many pests and diseases, meaning you can let Mother Nature’s pest control take over and keep toxins out of creeks, rivers, lakes, and watersheds. Pruning isn’t usually required other than a late spring clean-up.  They also provide environmental support and habitat in a time when we are losing much of our remaining natural areas. Wildlife species, including many bees and butterflies, have developed important relationships with native plants and rely on specific plants for survival.

Advantages Over Traditional Gardening

All those things mean you save time, effort, and money over a traditional garden. You also get the feeling of contentment and joy from watching an abundance of pollinators, including butterflies and moths, birds, and other small critters critical to our ecosystems, buzz, flutter, and cavort around your space. What’s not to love about native plants?

Reap the Benefits

*Right plant, right place – proper consideration of a plant’s light, soil type, and moisture requirements are necessary to reap the benefits of a low-maintenance garden.

Native Plant Benefits

Native plants have many benefits. They’re low maintenance because they’ve adapted to our climate and growing conditions*. Once established, they require little to no supplemental irrigation, saving water. They usually perform better without additional fertilizer. They’ve developed defenses against many pests and diseases, meaning you can let Mother Nature’s pest control take over and keep toxins out of creeks, rivers, lakes, and watersheds. Pruning isn’t usually required other than a late spring clean-up.  They also provide environmental support and habitat in a time when we are losing much of our remaining natural areas. Wildlife species, including many bees and butterflies, have developed important relationships with native plants and rely on specific plants for survival.

Reap the Benefits

*Right plant, right place – proper consideration of a plant’s light, soil type, and moisture requirements are necessary to reap the benefits of a low-maintenance garden.

Advantages Over Traditional Gardening

All those things mean you save time, effort, and money over a traditional garden. You also get the feeling of contentment and joy from watching an abundance of pollinators, including butterflies and moths, birds, and other small critters critical to our ecosystems, buzz, flutter, and cavort around your space. What’s not to love about native plants?