Looking for something in particular? We have had years of experience in:
Composting systems: turn kitchen scraps and yard waste into soil to nourish your plants! We also do vermicompost.
Decks: we complete conceptual plans, effectively integrating the space between the house and the gardens and creating circulation patterns.
Deer-resistant gardens: we have the knowledge on particular plants that deer avoid as well as the skills for building deer fences and barriers.
Drainage solutions: we know how to handle run-off water with downspouts and French drains, effectively deflecting water from your house.
Edible/kitchen/herb gardens: delight not just your visual but your other senses as well!
Fruit trees / shrubs: perennials that draw in wildlife - this is an investment into the longevity of your green space. Year after year, your harvests will blossom.
Green roofs: collects and filters rainwater; insulates and cools the house; provides a habitat for wildlife; lessens the impervious surface impact stemming from your property.
Landscape lighting design: with all this work into your landscape, there's no need to enjoy it just during sunlight hours. We design all sorts of lighting schemes to highlight garden attributes at any time of the day.
Pizza ovens: sensory stonework!
Pollinator gardens: we have all heard the buzz - without precious pollinators, we would lose (minimum!) 35% of our global food volume. Help the situation by providing habitat specifically geared towards the pollinators we need the most - bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies.
Rain gardens / Stormwater management: with a rain garden certification, Pete understands how to slow the flow of water through plants and stonework elements in addition to using plants as filters to clean water as it trickles back into the water table.
This is a green roof located in Raleigh atop an apartment, full of lush wildflowers and native grasses with stones coating a seating terrace. The entirety of the roof slows and purifies rainwater while adding to local pollinator habitat. Additionally, this roof will insulate far better than a typical roof by keeping the indoors cool in the summer and warm in the winter. (Oh, and did we mention the sheer beauty of sleeping up here among the stars...?)
This deck has been fashioned out of ipe which is a naturally rot-resistant hardwood, steamed to bend it in the curved linear form. Steel cable railings lead you to the patio and pizza oven.
A custom handmade cedar gate, fashioned as part of a deer fence with wood harvested from the site!
A handmade Eastern redcedar loveseat swing, under a vine-covered cedar arbor, will last up to 100 years or longer! Cedar is native tree and naturally rot-resistant. requiring no chemicals to preserve it. Swing your feet over a flagstone patio.
Store wood for use under your brick dome pizza oven. This one can reach temperatures up to 900 degrees to cook your pizza in just a few minutes. This is a fairly traditional design for a pizza oven but get untraditional with it and bake some cakes, pies, cookies, anything!
Another picture of the Carolina Campus Community Garden in UNC-Chapel Hill, these beds - laid out and installed by Pete - enable employees to have access to fresh, local produce. The beds pictured here are set-up for overwintering to extend the growing season into the cold months. There are concrete raised beds and beds directly on the soil, both considered to be "low tunnels," due to the fabric stretching across the hoops.