Landscape Design

Our landscape design services include a range of options from one-time, on-site consultations lasting approximately 1.5-2 hours to full plan sets with scaled drawings, sketch and image collections, detailed plant lists, and estimates. We can provide designs for specific locations on your site or create comprehensive plans for complete landscape overhauls.

The design process begins with an on-site consultation with a follow-up design bid. Light Dark designs each project to fit the needs of the site—solving water issues, creating a unique plant-palette suited to the soil and sunlight availability on-site, utilizing materials that cohere with existing structures, and creating a visually pleasing landscape.

We aim to push creative boundaries with innovative solutions that connect and complement the surrounding landscape.

Reading a landscape design
Landscape design sketch


Light Dark Landscape takes pride in our design work and has project managers that will oversee the installation process from start to finish. This includes locating and ordering materials, delivery of materials, site preparation and planting, and coordinating with sub-contractors for any additional construction work as necessary. Once the project is complete we will always leave instructions for keeping the plants looking their best, or we are happy set -up a maintenance schedule that meets your needs.

Shoreline native planting

Landscape Maintenance

Our maintenance services are a great way to build a relationship with you and your landscape, to ensure your outdoor spaces look and feel good all season, and are ecologically healthy and productive. Whether you want a little extra help, or you want a beautiful landscape without lifting a finger, we provide a range of maintenance packages to meet your needs during the growing season. These range from spring, summer, and fall clean-ups to bi-monthly visits. We also offer customized maintenance plans and one time clean-ups, including but not limited to:

All season landscape maintenance services
  • Bed clean-up
  • Pruning
  • Weeding
  • Re-mulching
  • Organic fertilization
  • Reseeding
  • Soil evaluation and prep
  • Dividing perennials
  • Checking for disease and pests
  • Wrapping trees and plants as necessary for winter protection
  • Performing fall annual removal
  • Planting bulbs
  • Planting cover crops
  • Mulching sensitive plants
  • Raking and other clean-up
  • Properly removing diseased items
Landscape maintenance

Organic Lawncare

We do not offer lawn care services, but we highly recommend Organic Bob.  He has decades of experience and a deep knowledge of weeds, soil, and turf.