A set of guiding principles for preparing any lot for a happy, healthy, and lower maintenance future.
A people-friendly green infrastructure solution that creates flexible spaces for neighborhood gatherings and manages stormwater on site.
A new, neighborhood-scaled infrastructure designed to better manage snow as it accumulates.
This underground water storage tank is a long-term solution to save money and water, reduce risk of basement flooding, and contribute to the health of our Great Lakes waterways.
This off-street parking design holds two vehicles with extra room for a lawn—great for sharing with a neighbor who also needs parking.
A colorful, full-season design creates space to accommodate social gatherings while providing privacy to neighbors.
A collection of spreading groundcovers that can be planted over your entire lot, or planted and maintained as distinct paisley patches.
Reduce drainage fees, manage dust, and enhance the identity of your commercial corridor with this colorful and fragrant edge-maker.
The clean, hardy, and colorful living perimeter of this lot design is easy to build and works well on multiple lots.
Make money with trees over time with this hedge-organized space for growing and selling trees within neighborhoods.
Photo © Erin Kelly, Lambert, Rotherstien & Associates
Neighborhood-friendly tapestry of small and large trees reduces mowing maintenance and creates energy savings.
A floral landscape that stabilizes lead in the soil while registering your household caffeine levels.
This theatre of seasonal design features four ornamental trees, each crowned by a seasonal rain garden.
Colorful, hardy plants form a clean and urban edge while creating a barrier to limit lot access.
This maple tree mix creates beautiful shade, fall color, and offers routes to wealth creation over time.
Rain garden and living fence provide a soft way to split a lot between neighbors while managing roof runoff.
Easy-to-build side lot rain garden designed with plants commonly available at local shops and national chains.