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 stormwater 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 stormwater infiltration and support important 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 use with strategic plant arrangement and by replacing lawn with a more resilient, lower maintenance landscape.
About Denise Sandoval, landscape designer and owner
Denise started this business in 2005 to help people who not only want a visually appealing and functional landscape, but also want to share their landscape with wildlife, reduce the negative impacts of traditional landscape practices, protect the Earth’s resources and ecosystem services, and enjoy nature’s beauty right outside their window.
Denise completed her horticulture degree, specializing in landscape design in 2003. She walks the talk by gardening with native plants in her own yard, performing prescribed burns, volunteering at restoration sites, and collecting native seed for 18 years. She worked at The Natural Garden, the pioneer native plant nursery, which sadly closed and was purchased by Midwest Groundcovers. She certified yards and taught classes for The Conservation Foundation. She also served on the board of Wild Ones Greater DuPage for 15 years and Du Page Monarch Project. In 2014, one of her design projects received the Chicago Wilderness Native Landscaping and Conservation award. The natural world is her greatest inspiration and teacher!
Why Native Plants ?
Native plants are the most sustainable plants for our area.