Let us do the work.
We will expertly plan, design, install, and maintain a habitat garden for you. But plan on the habitat garden being wild, and having its own voice. Yes, we will choose plants that bloom throughout the season and attract pollinators, and that will grow-in to their own natural beauty. And yes, we are here with you every step of the way - we will design and plant the garden for you, check in to see how your garden is growing, and maintain the garden once or on an ongoing basis if you need.
Unlike traditional gardens where aesthetics are prioritized, central to the habitat garden is its connection to a wider ecological web and the value it provides to the surrounding environment in the form of pollination, seed dispersal, nesting sites, biodiversity, carbon and water capture. You will have a beautiful outdoor space that will double as high-functioning habitat.
The first step is to schedule a free initial site visit with a PLAN it WILD landscape designer (as of now, we are only available to design and install gardens for businesses and residents located in the Hudson Valley & Westchester County).
If you decide to sign up for a habitat assessment, a PLAN it WILD naturalist will visit your site and perform a habitat assessment. A report of the habitat assessment is yours to keep.
A habitat assessment is recommended for every landscape design plan but may not be required; the designer will discuss options with you during the initial site visit.
The landscape design plan is informed by the assessment and may possibly involve a follow-up site visit by the landscape designer to confirm measurements, take photos, and verify anything that is unclear about the lay of the land.
The fee for the habitat assessment and for the landscape design varies by property and will be clearly presented to you before any work occurs.
If you would like the landscape design to be installed, an estimate is provided for the scope of work, an initial installation deposit is paid to move forward, and your project is added to PLAN it WILD's installation calendar.
After installation of the project, we recommend adding a seasonal maintenance plan at least for the first 1-2 years after installation. This is to ensure that your new habitat garden is cared for, can successfully establish, and becomes self-sufficient over time.
Photo Credit: Jeremy Thomas