Need help incorporating NOVA natives in your landscape?

Local Landscape Designers

Northern Virginia landscape professionals who work almost exclusively with NoVA Natives

Native Plant Landscape Design

Elisa Meara

Also CBLP certified

www.NativePlantLD.com

 

Magee Design

John Magee

www.john-magee.com

Asclepias Landscape Design

Karen Prante

https://asclepiasld.com

Hands Dirty DC

John Snellgrove (CBLP certified)
www.handsdirtydc.com
Throughout Northern Virginia

Empire Landscape, LLC

Lynette Scaffidi

www.EmpireLandscapeLLC.com

Restoration plantings, also designed landscapes

Chain Bridge Native Landscapes 

Barbara Ryan

Also CBLP certified

www.chainbridgenativelandscapes.com

JP Lange Consulting

Jeff Lange

Tree Preservation - Design - Planting

jplangeconsulting.com

Belvedere Design Group, LLC

Julie Hawley

Also CBLP certified

Julie@BelvedereDesignGroup.com

Free help
creating habitat

 

Would you like to turn your yard (or even your balcony) into a certified wildlife habitat? An Audubon-at-Home ambassador will walk your property with you and give you advice to get started.​​​ (They will not give you a landscape design. For that, you need to hire someone!)

Gardeners and Landscape maintenance companies to hire

Landscape designers with Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professionals certification plus a particular interest in working with native plants 

(The Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional program trains people on dealing with erosion and stormwater issues while using native plants.)

​Chesapeake Bay Landscape ​Professional​ Directory:  cblpro.org/directory

Deco Footprint

Adele Kuo​

www.decofootprint.com

West Winds Nursery

Cecelia Palmer​

Cecilia.Palmer@shadetreefarm.com

Rivas Design Landscaping 

Bridget Rivas

www.rivasdesign.net

Del Ray Landscapes

Brian Schmauder

https://www.delraylandscapes.com/

Susan Hayes Garden Design

www.susanhayes.org

EarlySpace

Nancy Striniste (natural spaces for children)

https://earlyspace.com 

Green Steeze 

Stephanie Johnson

https://greensteeze.com/

Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William Counties

Terra Landscape and Design 

Jared Allan

http://www.terra-landscape.com/ 

Naitve Roots Landscaping

Thomas Schneider

www.nativerootscaping.com

Landscape designers with a particular interest in working with native plants 

Beyond the Azalea, LLC
Christine Miller, Virginia Certified Horticulturalist

Blue Iris Gardens
Kristin Iris Sprangle
http://www.blueirisgardens.com/

Groundsmith Collective
https://groundsmithcollective.com/

Revolutionary Gardens
David Marciniak
www.revolutionarygardens.com

A Peacable Garden
Sandy Wilson
www.a-peaceable-garden.com

Greener Gardens
Julie Udani
http://www.greenergardensdesign.com/

 

Leslie Solitario, River's Edge Landscaping

Leslie@riversedgelandscapes.com

Thomas Aurelio, Hidden Lane Architectural Landscapes

Projects $8000 or more

www.hiddenlane.com

Native Havens, LLC 

http://www.nativehavens.com/home.html

Service area includes Loudoun County

Pimmit Hills Pollinator Company 

Henry Cauley

https://phpollinators.com/

Campbell & Ferrara

Karin Reber

kreber@campbellferrara.com 

Stone and Native Leaf Gardenworks

Laura Salarano

https://www.stoneandnativeleaf.com/

Invasives removal companies

See the page on invasive plants management

Large scale projects

Companies that can work with corporations or other large landowners

Ecological restoration, reforestation, etc

Virgnia Native Plants

​Sue Dingwell/VNPS

Audubo at Home Wildlife Sanctuay
Meadow installation

Monarch Vegetation Service, Inc

www.monarchveg.com
 

Center for Urban Habitats

https://centerforurbanhabitats.com/

Meadow advice

Clifton Institute

The Clifton Institute has a Land Management Outreach Associate available to visit local properties in Loudoun, Fairfax and Prince William to give advice about managing land for the benefit of native plants and animals, with an emphasis on wildflower meadows and grassland restoration.

Discounts and

matching grants
are available!

Hiring a native plant landscape designer

 

A professional can do in a couple days what would take you a couple decades to accomplish. These folks have training and experience and need to be paid accordingly. Expect prices in this general range:

  • Design and installation - $6 - $12 per square foot (more if including more expensive trees).

  • Design without installation: For just one site visit and a general design, without all the details: Starts around $500.

  • At the other extreme, for a detailed master plan for a quarter acre lot, including at least one site visit, a site assessment and measurements, all the plant details, and multiple conversations: starts around $2500.

It is very important to provide the designer with a property plat. Otherwise expect to pay a lot more for all that measurment and drawing to scale that they will need to do.

If you get a design from someone who works for a garden center, expect that person to be recommending the plants that they stock. Independent native plant designers are not limited in that way and will be sourcing plants from multiple sources.

An "estimate" from a landscape designer is not like an estimate for a plumbing job, where there is just one thing to be done and all you need to know is the price. For a landscape design, you need to first name a budget, and the designer will work within that to tell you how many and what size plants you can get for your money.