Vegetable and Fruit Gardens: Self-sufficiency in food production means access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and substantial savings on food costs. Your garden can be designed to provide just enough for your daily cooking needs, or expanded to include a larger harvest for preserves, beverages and winter storage crops. We offer consultation, design, installation and maintenance of vegetable, herb and fruit gardens.
Native Ornamental landscapes: Native plants are our first choice at Endless Gardens because they provide food for wildlife and thrive much better than their non-native counterparts. Such plants have become increasingly rare, and in some cases, endangered. Many of these forgotten flowers and shrubs are edible and medicinal too, such as the elderberry. Endless Gardens is available for consultation, design, installation, and maintenance of native ornamental landscapes.
Rooftop Gardens: In an urban setting, many of us have only our roof space to utilize for gardening. But this space can be amazingly productive and also a beautiful green refuge from our daily work lives. Fruits and vegetables can be grown here, alongside ornamental plants. Rooftop gardens have extraordinary environmental benefits: they absorb CO2 and produce oxygen, thereby purifying your air space. They also attract birds and butterflies, providing a source of food and nesting. Endless Gardens offers consultation, design, installation and maintenance for rooftop gardens to meet your specifications.
Rain Gardens: Where standing water or poor drainage issues are a problem, a rain garden is an easy and attractive remedy. Rain gardens are made with native wetland plants that will help filter and absorb pollutants in run-off water coming from your roof and street. These plants root deeply, thereby maximizing filtration into the subsoil, which replenishes the water table. This helps supply water to nearby trees and shrubs. Rain gardens are beautiful and create an oasis for wetland wildlife. Endless Gardens offers consultation, design, installation and maintenance for rain gardens to meet your specifications.
Ecosystem Restoration: The land surrounding your immediate gardens may be degraded or overcrowded by invasive non-native plants. There may be erosion due to bare slopes or poorly planned municipal development. Endless Gardens will help you to plan out a strategy for repair and regeneration. We will design a restoration plan based on historical species data to re-create the native diversity that wants to thrive there. We will remove invasive plants and install appropriate native plant selection. We also offer ongoing maintenance until ecosystem self-sufficiency is forthcoming.
Small-scale Bioremediation: The soil in an urban backyard garden is often the first thing that needs to be addressed when vegetables and fruit are desired. If heavy metals, such as lead (a common contaminant), are present, then remediative measures must be taken to ensure that these toxins are not ingested via any food plants grown in this soil. Most plants will take whatever is present in the soil into their stalks and leaves.
- Soil Testing: Endless Gardens will facilitate a simple soil test for the most common contaminates. If something else is suspected because of known historical use, we will test for this too.
- Clean up: We offer Phytoremediation for removing heavy metals from your soil. This is a Bioremediation technique that utilizes hyperaccumulating plants (plants that are good at taking up a high percentage of heavy metals into their stems and leaves), which are then harvested and removed. If contamination levels are very high then the soil may need to be completely removed or capping and construction of raised beds may be the necessary solution.