About beautiful, functional, kind to the Earth landscapes, using native plants
Let us help you:
- Realize your landscape vision
- Provide food, shelter, nesting areas, clean water and rest stops for wildlife, including pollinators, birds, and butterflies.
- Redirect storm water run-off into a rain garden, rain barrel or a planted area to clean waterways, reduce flooding, move water away from house.
- Eliminate landscape pollution: air/emissions, light, pesticides, noise, invasive plants.
- Improve soils to sequester more carbon, improve storm water infiltration and support underground ecosystems.
- Use locally available, recycled and/or renewable resources.
- Integrate your existing plants if they are healthy, not invasive and meet design goals.
- Reconnect with nature, which often escapes us during our busy, technology driven lives.
- Save money! Reduce the costs of mistakes made when you don’t have a professional plan. Reduce energy and other costs with a sustainable, lower maintenance landscape.
About Denise Sandoval, landscape designer and owner
I first discovered the beauty and benefits of native plants after volunteering at a local prairie. After completing my horticulture degree in 2003, my mission was to help nature and the environment through landscaping. Since my mission was much different than most landscape businesses (and still is), I made a career change from engineering in 2005 to start this business. I currently offer design services for small-medium size residential landscapes hoping to fill a gap / need, and because design is what I love to do.
For the past 20 years, I’ve been a student of both local ecology and design. I garden with native plants in my own yard, performing prescribed burns on my prairie, installing the first of many rain gardens in 2004, and collecting seed. I worked in the native plant department at The (original) Natural Garden, and as a Conservation@ Home assistant for The Conservation Foundation. I served on the boards of Wild Ones Greater DuPage chapter for 15 years and DuPage Monarch Project. The natural world is my greatest inspiration and teacher!
I am blessed to live, play and work on the sacred but stolen homelands of the Council of Three Fires – Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi and other tribes. They were the original stewards of this land, and still have a relationship that I will honor and learn from.
Why Native Plants ?
Native plants are the most sustainable plants for our area.