Designs that Engage and Sustain the Environment
Imagine your landscape as an inviting place for both people and the environment. Whether it’s your home, business, shoreline, or mitigation site, Watershed landscape architects can help enhance the aesthetic, use, and ecological function of your property with a design that is enjoyable and environmentally sound.
We develop low-impact, ecological and habitat-focused landscape designs and planting plans for parks, mixed-use developments, shorelines, roadways, and trails. Our architects and designers work with Watershed permitting specialists and engineers, ensuring that designs are feasible and sustainable.
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The palette of native shrubs to choose from in the Pacific Northwest is so wide and varied that it can be difficult to narrow down your options when it's time to start planting. Marina French, restoration designer and landscape architect at The Watershed Company, shares five native shrubs that have are all-star options for any local landscape and have a proven track record in our landscape designs (and include tasty berries, too!).
When choosing plants for your garden, our landscape architects and designers consider a lot of variables. In this post, we look at the practical and aesthetic considerations in choosing native plants for landscapes (along with some beautiful photos).