This New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, property is an old farm and pasture landscape visited by bear, turkey, deer and a lively bird population. Envisioned to be a sustainable meadow that would thrive through a range of conditions, this 11 1/2-acre site consists of a planting palette that is both ecological and sustainable.
Ecologically Artful Landscape
The method of ecological landscaping requires the craftsman to consider how a site's natural features will be impacted by proposed structures and maintenance while creating outdoor living spaces and gardens that complement the surrounding environment. To be successful at this practice of sustainable landscape design, we honor a stringent list of site-specific criteria and choose a planting palette compatible with the parameters of soil type, moisture level, sun exposure, pressure from invasive species and a client's particular requirement for aesthetics and aftercare.
The soul of the sustainable landscape is to function as nature does, requiring as little human intervention as possible, while enhancing human joy through visual appeal and interaction. Designing plant communities that are fluid, functional and elapse season-long interest require diligent observation of thriving natural plant communities, detailed research, trial and error, testing of maintenance practices and patience. The possibilities are endless as we strive to deliver creative solutions that draw people into these crafted landscapes.
As seen in LASN magazine, January 2021.