Description: These homeowners sought solutions to manage their large acreage in a more ecologically responsible manner while maintaining an intentional, groomed appearance in the garden beds around the residence. Lively new spaces that encourage indoor-outdoor living seamlessly transition to natural areas that offer reduced maintenance, increased privacy and improved biodiversity. The Master plan centers on a seasonal, zone-based strategy that addresses specific site challenges (declining pine tree canopy, alien invasive species), as well as installation/maintenance issues and budget considerations. An old agricultural plot is now in succession to a meadow habitat, significantly increasing biodiversity and affording opportunities to observe wildlife for the homeowners.
Area: 4.83 ac
Key Plants: Custom meadow mix, including local ecotypes of Wild Blue Indigo, Joe Pye Weed, Indian Grass, Little Blue Stem, New York Ironweed, Goldenrod, Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, Cup Plant, Green Head Coneflower, Wingstem