Working within a Resource Area or Coastal Zone
Cape Cod is rich with beautiful coastal areas. Often property owners will find their property contains a wetland resource area or is in a coastal zone. We help our clients to develop a plan to create the landscape they desire and to work within mandated regulations. We will work with your town’s conservation commission by filing the necessary documentation and attending any hearing that may be required to help you achieve the desired outcome. Often, a part of this approval process is to restore the area disturbed by installation of a home or new landscape by way of a mitigation planting. We can help design and install a mitigation planning that is as beautiful as it is helpful in protecting our valuable resource areas.
Native and Restoration Plantings
We can offer design plans and suggestions that incorporate native plantings that will help to preserve and protect plants, animals and their natural habitat. It is critical to consider what will benefit pollinators such as bees, by providing habitats free of pesticides. In addition, it is important to consider plants that will supply year-round nectar and pollen resources, as well as plants that will supply potential nesting grounds for birds and other wildlife. We can work with you to mitigate the impact of construction and help restore the landscape to allow for plant and animal biodiversity.
Zeroscaping and Water Conservation
Cape Cod is increasingly finding itself subject to water scarcity. We are compelled as gardeners and stewards of our land to mitigate overuse of water. The most effective way to do this is to create landscapes that do not rely on heavy water usage. Zeroscaping is a low-water landscaping philosophy which places a focus on using native plants to create a natural looking and beautiful garden. Often a variety of different stone materials and sculptural features are included to create a simple look which some gardeners find elegant. Additionally by using native plants in design you can diminish the need for non-organic controls, which in turn eliminates any risk of polluting our water table.