About beautiful, functional, kind to the Earth landscapes, using native plants
All of our landscapes are part of the bigger landscape called Earth, right? Let us help you:
- Realize your landscape vision (use, style, needs, budget,…)
- Create healthier spaces for people and pets to enjoy, interact.
- Provide food, shelter, nesting areas, clean water and rest stops for wildlife.
- Filter water pollutants and capture stormwater run-off causing flooding and wet areas.
- Eliminate many types of landscape generated pollution: air, light, pesticides, noise, invasive plants.
- Build healthier soils to reduce climate change, absorb run-off and support soil communities.
- Use locally available, recycled and renewable resources
- Rediscover nature, which too often escapes us during our busy lives, especially in this technology driven world.
- Save money! Reduce/eliminate fertilizer, mowing, irrigation and other landscape costs. Plus the costs associated with landscape generated pollution, pesticide poisoning, and flooding. Don’t forget about the time and money spent replacing or moving plants because you didn’t have a plan.
About Denise Sandoval, landscape designer and owner
Denise started this business in 2005 after completing her Horticulture degree in landscape design and leaving an engineering career. While attending school, she began volunteering at prairie restoration sites. It was then she knew she had to design landscapes differently. So the journey to learn more and help others began. The natural world is still her greatest inspiration and teacher.
She’s been gardening with native plants, performing prescribed burns, volunteering at restoration sites, and collecting native seed for over 18 years. Memories of her grandparents’ vegetable garden inspired her to learn how to grow many vegetables and herbs from seed. Her collection of native plants grew while working at The (original) Natural Garden, the pioneer native plant nursery. Certifying yards and teaching classes for The Conservation Foundation was a great experience. She also served on the board of two great educational not-for-profits: Wild Ones Greater DuPage for 15+ years and recently Du Page Monarch Project.
Why Native Plants ?
There are many types of landscape plants, but native plants are the most sustainable plants we can use.