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Landscape Design

Landscape Professionals

Are you considering hiring a landscape professional to design, install and/or maintain your backyard habitat? Use our professional Landscaper Directory! Each of these listed professionals understands our certification criteria, specializes in native landscaping, and will be an excellent resource for your project. As with hiring any professional, we recommend you research the individual’s focus areas and qualifications to find the best fit for your project.

Contractors

Landscape contractors provide bidding and construction services. Some contractors provide both design and construction. Contractors have varying types and degrees of technical knowledge. Some contractors provide a wide range of construction services, while some specialize in irrigation, earthwork, hardscape, or landscaping.

Amaranth Organic Gardening: Marc Willwerth

(503) 327-4871
amaranthgardening@gmail.com

Every Garden is an opportunity to reconnect with Nature. Gardens are a language we use to communicate directly with the natural world.  Amaranth Organic Gardening provides for any or all of your Garden’s needs from design to construction and maintenance. We specialize in holistic approaches and attention to detail. Olcb #9014

Bloom With Nature, LLC: Heather Wheeler

(971) 409-6639
Heather@bloomwithnature.com
www.bloomwithnature.com

Our team is driven by the hope of reintegrating human nature to engender self-sustaining diversity. We offer ecological planning and management of natural resources for private property owners. Our work enhances wildlife habitat, soil health, water cycling, and biodiversity, all while maintaining recreational freedom for you, the landowner. Specialties include holistic tree care, orchard establishment and maintenance; trail design and building; and management of invasive plant species. Licensed, insured and bonded landscape contractor. ISA Certified Arborist ®, Tree risk assessment qualified.

Grasstains, LLC: Lucas Jones

(503) 515-4842
lucas@whereisthegnome.com
www.whereisthegnome.com/services

Grasstains, LLC is a design-build firm. We will provide you with a design for your outdoor space, will implement a design you already have, or help you through the entire process from design to build. We pride ourselves on being able to carry a project through from vision to final product with an in-house design team, skilled builders on our crew, and knowledge of current building costs.

J. Walter Landscape and Irrigation Contractor: Jaylene J. Walter

(503) 283-5154
jaylene@jwlic.com
jwlic.com 

We are a woman-owned landscape and irrigation company in business since 1993 specializing in soil preparation and drainage issues. We are dedicated to nature’s beauty with sustainability in mind and in practice. Lic#8456

Northwest Native Landscapes LLC: Dan’l Langer

See also under Design + Maintenance.

Sense of Place Permaculture, LLC: Nick Bezzerides

(971) 344-0810
nick@sop-permaculture.com
www.sop-permaculture.com

Integrated solutions for natural resource conservation, wildlife habitat, food production, tree care, and household sustainability. Design, build, maintain. EcoBiz certified business, ISA Certified Arborist (#MW4383A), and licensed Oregon Landscape Contractor (LCB#8795).

Terraccord Landscapes: John Movius

(503) 877-3412
john@terraccord.com
terraccord.com

Terraccord specializes in water-wise lawn alternatives that are anchored in NW native plants: providing year-round color, as well as sustenance for local pollinators and wildlife. We pride ourselves on creative use of recycled materials and vibrant, multi-layered planting designs that incorporate at-risk and endangered plants. Project management, design/build, contracting, and maintenance services offered. Lic#9089

The Green Seed LLC: Emily & Austin Booth

(503) 490-6340
info@thegreenseedpdx.com
www.thegreenseedpdx.com

The Green Seed is small family owned eco-friendly landscaping business in the Montavilla Neighborhood serving the Portland Metro Area. They take an environmentally conscious approach to landscaping by utilizing techniques to create beautiful gardens without the use of synthetic chemicals. We are advocates of using native plants in landscaping and removal of invasive species. Austin has a degree in natural resources from OSU and has worked a variety of jobs related to habitat restoration and native plant care. He has been a birder for 15 years and is passionate about conservation of our native wildlife species. His training and experience makes The Green Seed uniquely qualified to create and maintain your backyard habitats.

Treecology Inc: Mariano Masolo

(503) 804-7868
info@treecology.com
treecology.com

Treecology strives to create a world where trees, wildlife and humans live in harmony through the practices of arboriculture and restoration ecology. Our team of ISA Board Certified Master Arborists and Certified Arborists, Restoration Ecologists and Landscape professionals are dedicated to the science and art of preserving trees, planting new ones and creating beautiful and sustainable landscapes. We can take your project, big or small, from design to construction to maintenance. We work in urban back yards and natural areas to create the habitat you want and the habitat they use. Treecology is fully licensed.

Urban Ecosystems, LLC: Jason Raschke

(503) 481-6864
www.urbanecosystems.net

Sustainable Landscapes from Concept to Completion.  Urban Ecosystems is an Oregon certified Eco-biz specializing in landscape design, construction, restoration, and maintenance. Founder Jason Raschke has been helping homeowners customize green solutions for the urban environment since 1994.The Urban Ecosystems team focuses on sustainable and ecologically sound practices, techniques, and products to create landscapes that are both beautiful and ecologically functional. Our goal is to connect clients to the natural world by crafting landscapes that provide food, useable items, space for entertaining, and meditative retreat while restoring habitat to share with the numerous other life forms. Whether you have a small yard or large farm, Urban Ecosystems can transform your land into a functional and sustainable oasis!

Design + Maintenance

Landscape maintenance contractors may specialize in maintenance or may also provide construction or design services. Maintenance services normally provide mowing, weeding, pruning, weed control using varying methods, mulching, and irrigation adjustment and winterization.

Northwest Native Landscapes LLC: Dan’l Langer

(503) 351-6988
danl@northwestnativelandscapes.com
www.northwestnativelandscapes.com

Northwest Native Landscapes is a family-owned, full-service landscape company operating in the Portland metro area. What began as a mission to make landscapes more sustainable has grown into a collaborative team environment that includes innovative designers, seasoned builders and experienced maintenance caretakers. Our project approach is unique because we understand landscapes from multiple perspectives: as a designer, builder and maintainer of these spaces. Some clients utilize just one aspect of our services, while others rely on us for all their landscape needs. Our ultimate goal is for you to use and enjoy your outdoor spaces as much as your indoor ones.

Pride & Joy Landscape: Ann Rad

(503) 395-7880
prideandjoylandscapes.com

Pride & Joy landscape specializes in designing creating beautiful spaces to better suit each individual’s needs. We emphasize permaculture methodologies, native plants and biodiversity. Whether you want to overhaul your yard, rearrange an existing design, or create something completely new; we are here to help.

Sound Native Plants (SNP): Brendan Addis

(360) 567-7921
Brendan@soundnativeplants.com
www.soundnativeplants.com

Sound Native Plants (SNP) brings 25 years of company experience in ecological restoration, with passionate and knowledgeable staff, to provide quality services over a range of areas, including: native plant installation and maintenance, invasive plant treatments and removal, habitat restoration, stormwater mitigation, rain garden design and installation, soil erosion control, design, planting, and consultation. Whether you are looking for help starting a project from design to finish or just need help executing a specific element of your vision, SNP is happy to help and do our best to help achieve your goals and create a more balanced, healthy landscape. SNP is happy to help private land owners, agencies, community groups, and other contractors in providing our expertise, and muscle, to any project.

Designers

An informal title used for individuals with a broad spectrum of abilities and backgrounds. These people may or may not have any formal training, but often will have taken a program at the community college level in landscape design and have lots of practical gardening experience. Most specialize in planting design, but this is not a rule.

Branch Out Landscape Design LLC: Sarah Lowles

(503) 708-5653
sarah@branchoutgardens.com
www.branchoutgardens.com

Designer Sarah Lowles incorporates clients’ wants and needs into creative, carefully-planned landscape designs specific to their sites. She draws on education in horticulture, design, sustainability and the latest trends in hardscapes, plants, rain-water management, and exterior décor to create a plan tailored for you. Branch Out encourages environmentally friendly practices and materials in its work to help clients beautify their gardens.

Caitilin Pope Daum, Landscape Architecture + Ecological Design: Caitilin Pope Daum.

(503) 841-3642
caitilin@cpd-landscape.com
cpd-landscape.com

Caitilin works with clients to realize their vision of an outdoor space that is beautiful, functional, and intimately connected to its surrounding ecosystem. She is passionate about helping people enjoy an engaged relationship with their personal bit of the out of doors. By inviting nature into everyday human spaces we enrich our own experience and contribute to the survival of the plant and animal communities around us. Caitilin is a licensed landscape architect with project experience ranging from rural homesteads to urban back yards to university campuses, and enjoys the challenges of marrying individual needs with ecological caretaking.

Calendula Garden Design: Karen Schwartz

(503) 284-4059
www.calendulagardens.com

Karen specializes in creating beautiful spaces that are alive and inviting to birds, pollinators and other wildlife.  She provides guidance with the certification process and can design a habitat friendly garden whether you are starting with a blank slate or have a well-established garden and need help with editing.  Design emphasis on year round interest, low maintenance, drought tolerance and integration of edible and native plants.  Available for consultation, design and plant sourcing.  Services are tailored to your budget.

Design with Nature: Lora Price

(503) 453-0448
lorapdx@gmail.com
designwithnaturepdx.com

Specializing in sustainable landscape design, organic horticulture and permaculture, Lora will collaborate with you to create a home or community space that is more ecologically resilient and bio-diverse. Designing with nature includes enriching soil life, filtering rain water runoff, conserving water use, and creating floral, edible and nesting habitats for birds, beneficial insects and wildlife, while also creating a low maintenance garden that is beautifully functional year round – a tangible and rewarding way to truly make a difference!

EIA Design Studio, Ecologically-Integrated Arts: Catherine Trzybinski

(503) 756-5248
catherine@eiadesignstudio.com
www.eiadesignstudio.com

We strive to connect clients to the natural environment and wildlife by designing inspirational, nourishing and biodiverse gardens. Our team offers knowledge and experience of certified Audubon Backyard Habitat garden development including native plants, soil health, stormwater design solutions and artful wild-life water features and installations. We can help you customize native vegetative layers and pollinator meadows for your unique needs. Our design services include consultation, small, partial and full landscape design plans, restorative and rejuvenating design options, and hands-on garden coaching for all including persons with disabilities, seniors and families with young children.

Habitat Design, Demonstration & Learning Garden: Leslie Campbell

(503) 358-8142
contact@habitatdesignpdx.com
habitatdesignpdx.com

Our partners at Habitat Design seek to supply the tools and guidance that practitioners of healthy landscape design, installation and gardening seek and need in order to interact and connect safely and healthily with the earth and the salient beings that live here. Whether small or large, design and build, or just hands on learning, we would like to help you connect with the wonder of nature. We offer our mobility friendly demonstration garden, situated on ½ acre in southwest Portland, to enable you to come to learn about how to create healthy and affordable outdoor environments and care for them. We are practicing members of Tilth, Xerces Invertebrate Conservation, Audubon, and the American Horticultural Therapy Association who teach and practice restorative therapies and design wildlife gardens. We believe that the ‘Wild’ includes you.

Mary Jaron Kelley Landscape Design: Mary Jaron Kelley

(503) 901-1451
mjkelley@pacifier.com

Mary’s focus is on environmental site planning and design with an emphasis in wildlife habitat and native plant communities. She works with clients to create unique landscapes that are inviting to wildlife and humans. Trained in landscape architecture, Mary has over 20 years of experience designing landscapes, teaching natural gardening classes and leading large scale organic landscape management projects. She is available for services ranging from hourly consultations and coaching to master planning, all tailored to your budget.

Ninebark: Heather Buley

(503) 313-8565
heather@ninebarkgardens.com
ninebarkgardens.com

Heather offers garden design and consultation, as well as hands-on garden coaching including habitat-friendly maintenance techniques. Emphasis on sustainable low-maintenance design and year-round beauty, using a blend of locally native and regionally adapted drought-tolerant ornamental plants. Helping the urban gardener create livable spaces for all– from naturescaping for wildlife, to edible landscapes, to dog-friendly gardens; consultation and design assistance for gardeners at any stage.

OLIVINE Land: Marina Wynton

(503) 481-2721
marina@olivineland.com
olivineland.com

Specializing in capturing a sense of place through sustainabe design, Marina has been collaborating with clients for 13 years to create inspiring and unique garden spaces.

Patty Freeman Design: Patty Freeman

(503) 442-5173
info@pattyfreemandesign.com
pattyfreemandesign.com

Patty Freeman is a licensed landscape architect with over 20 years of experience designing ecologically sustainable landscapes. Her craft includes an eye to practical, helpful solutions, stormwater management, adding whimsy, creating unique spaces for play, and bringing art to the garden. She works with a goal to balance the beauty, habitat value, cost and maintenance requirements of each garde project, tailoring design to the unique places and individuals.

Plan-it Earth Design: Amy Whitworth

(503) 239-0105
amy@plan-it-earthdesign.com
plan-it-earthdesign.com

Landscape Layouts for Living while Protecting the Planet. For over 20 years we have worked collaboratively with clients to create inspiring and unique urban spaces. Specializing in rain gardens, low maintenance and water efficient landscapes that focus on native plantings to enhance habitat value while building soil health. Offering garden coaching to DIY gardeners or master plans suitable for installation by a licensed landscape contractor. Home of Design-on-the-Fly for the Homeowner on a Budget.

Plantscapes PDX: Lara DiLiberti

(503) 329-5957
larapdx@gmail.com
www.PlantscapesPDX.com

Lara collaborates with her clients to design the outdoor space which meets their unique needs. She specializes in creating drought tolerant, sustainable, and lively urban gardens with year-round visual interest. For those who don’t need a full planting plan, she also offers garden packages, including plants sourced from bee-friendly growers, suggested layouts, and instructions for planting and maintenance.

Rachel’s Landscape Design: Rachel Monteiro

(503) 475-7286
PdxRach@yahoo.com
http://www.houzz.com/pro/rachel-monteiro

Designing gardens that are beautiful year-round and inspire people to go outdoors is Rachel’s goal. Give your garden good bones, functionality and flow, while creating a haven for the critters you love. Rachel has decades of experience gardening with native and ornamental plants in Portland. Offering complete Landscape Plans or hourly on-site consults. Ecologically-minded with more than 4 years as an Eco-Biz certified designer. Also a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.

Resilience Design: Mulysa Melco

(503) 956-0152
mulysa@resiliencedesign.com
resiliencedesign.com

Specializing in urban homesteads, designer and horticulturist Mulysa Melco brings a life-long passion for nature and ecological living to your project. With a focus on multi-purpose landscapes, she helps clients increase their self-sufficiency as our communities transition to lower energy consumption. Be the change you seek with a pesticide-free yard that integrates beauty and habitat with elements that support you: edible and medicinal plants, space for creative work/play, rest and gatherings.

Second Nature Garden Design: Eileen Stark

(503) 467-8545
www.sngdesign.net
www.realgardensgrownatives.com

Eileen Stark is a landscape designer/consultant, writer, naturalist, and author/photographer of “Real Gardens Grow Natives: Design, Plant, and Enjoy a Healthy Northwest Garden,” who cultivates compassion. She plans—or helps clients plan—unique and imaginative Pacific Northwest gardens that transform underused spaces into vibrant, ecologically functional wildlife gardens with year-round appeal. Utilizing her background in biology/ecology and native plant expertise, her designs help nurture and increase local biodiversity, minimize maintenance, and meet clients’ goals.