Elisa Meara’s Native Plant Landscape Design is a small company based in Northern Virginia that specializes in garden designs using plants that are indigenous to our area.
The goal of the firm is to help home owners who yearn for a beautiful garden that brings them closer to nature, in a kind and sustainable way.
Elisa develops designs that match the specific needs of the client and the location, using plants that are native to the American Northeast.
The company was established in March of 2013. It was born in the hope of providing the community with a new and different landscape design option. Beautiful gardens, that can be designed, developed and maintained in the most environmentally sound ways, using plants that support the local eco-system.
The purpose of the company is to create unique and personalized garden designs that can be developed into artful, beautiful gardens. These designs reflect influences from the modern and naturalistic garden designs of Europe. Our designs use mostly native plants of the American Northeast.
We are strong believers in environmentally sound gardening practices. We also believe that people benefit from being surrounded by nature and beautiful spaces.
There are numerous benefits in using native plants in residential gardens. These plants are beautiful and very low maintenance, there is no need for extra watering after they are stablished. They thrive without the use of any fertilizers or harmful chemicals. But most important, they are the foundation of our local eco-system. Native plants are the primary source of food and refuge for our local birds, butterflies and other wildlife.
The state of Virginia has hundreds of beautiful indigenous plant’s species. Our mission is to help our clients create dream gardens that are also functional. Gardens that give you something to look forward to in every season. Gardens that will lend a hand to the wildlife and that are kind to the environment.
Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Baileys Crossroads, Belle Haven, Bethesda, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Chevy Chase, DC (Washington), Dranesville, Dunn Loring, Fairfax, Falls Church, Forest Glen, Franconia
Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.
1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.
2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?
3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.
4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.
5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.