The Green Seed - Owners Emily and Austin, Pesticide Free Zone Certified Naturally Grown



We create beautiful planting plans utilizing the principles of landscape design to create eye catching gardens. In addition to design, we offer plants + planting services and project management. As a sustainable company we use many natives in every project. We also prioritize plants with features such as drought resistance, beneficial insect support, edible and/or medicinal properties. Our preferred landscape materials are those that are local, sustainable, functional and aesthetically pleasing.

The majority of the plants for your design will be grown by The Green Seed Nursery and will be Certified Naturally Grown (non-CNG plants are notated on the plant list). You can request that all of you plants are Naturally Grown (alternatives/ substitutions may be required).

The Green Seed Nursery

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CNG is a certification model for small farms that use only natural methods and ingredients. The peer-review inspection process encourages continual sustainability improvements and enables farmers to share knowledge to facilitate those changes.

Plants & Planting Services we offer
Certified Naturally Grown Plants and Plant Procurement - The Green Seed Sustainable Design + Nursery

Plant Procurement

We design primarily from our own Certified Naturally Grown nursery which produces several hundred varieties of plants well adapted to our climate. Our nursery is unique in that we grow without any synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. We love plants of all types and grow many wonderful perennials, ground covers, grasses and shrubs. However, we can’t grow everything so we often fill in from other nurseries for a small portion of the plants.
Plant Layout - The Green Seed Sustainable Design + Nursery

Plant Layout + Marking ​

Once the plants are on-site they need to be placed in the landscape according to the Master Planting Plan. We do this for all of our planting jobs making sure all the plants are in the right place with the proper spacing between them. Sometimes small adjustments are made to improve the layout on-site.

We also recommend this service for clients who plan on doing their own planting to ensure everything is in the right place.

Plant Layout - The Green Seed Sustainable Design + Nursery


For every plant we install we amend the soil with a compost based soil amendment to improve soil quality.

Many plants will receive a light trim prior to planting (if appropriate) which will reduce transplant shock and encourage branching for a fuller, healthier looking plant as it fills in the space.



We can manage contractors to help free up your time and to make sure all pertinent details are communicated. We are happy to collaborate with a contractor of your choice or help you select one. We work with many talented craftsmen and contractors in the area, for cleanups, hardscaping, mulching, etc. If you would like to consider “Do-it-yourself” for all or part of your project, ask us about our DIY install manual.

Billed hourly, we can help as much or as little as you would like in the process of bringing your project to fruition.

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.

May Sarton