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 design plan. Reduce energy and other costs with a sustainable 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, I started this business in 2005 to create visually appealing and functional landscapes for people that also benefited the many other beings impacted by and sharing our landscapes, including wildlife, water, soil and air. I currently offer design services for small-medium size residential landscapes.
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 retail at The (original) Natural Garden on North Ave., 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 many other tribes. They were the original stewards of this land, and still have a relationship I will honor and learn from.
Why Native Plants ?
Native plants are the most sustainable plants for our area.