Custom Landscaping Design
Beverly Hill's Nursery provides sustainable landscaping services, designed to be both attractive and in balance with the local environment, climate and natural characteristics of the site while making efficient use of resources.
Smaller turf areas, low-volume irrigation systems, mulching and low-input plant care are important components of these energy-efficient landscapes. replacing traditional high-maintenance lawn area with groundcovers and easily maintained decks, terraces and patios of wood, brick, paving or stone.
We specialize in design that is beautiful, functional, cost-efficient, colorful, environmentally friendly and maintainable. We like to transform landscapes to show year-round beauty while limiting inputs of costly resources, reducing waste and preventing air, water and soil pollution.
We also use plant selection, organic compost, pest control measures to minimize the use of chemicals and water in our designs and installations.
We encourage the use of variety of plant material for pollinators, wildlife habitat and rainwater recycling.
Beverly Hill's Nursery provides landscaping consultations, design and installation services for the Boone, Asheville and surrounding areas of Western North Carolina.
The first step to developing every design is to meet face-to-face to fully understand your objectives, priorities and style as well asthe scope of the project.
We then evaluate each property in terms of availability of natural resources including sun exposure and shade patterns, soil type, wind, growing conditions and water availability. The purpose of this sustainability assessment is to build a design that optimizes the use of available resources, reduces the need for artificial irrigation and chemicals and guides our plant recommendations.
After the sustainability assessment is done factors such as property size, on-site structures, local regulations and budgets are considered.
We then work at producing a sustainable design with a project plan, timeline, recommended changes to the hardscape, recommended plant list, budget and implementation and maintenance requirements. This is an interactive, fluid process that does ask for as much of your personal input as possible and can be as formal or informal as you wish.
Appropriate plant selection is critical to sustainable landscaping. The use of native plants will ensure a landscape thrives and matures beautifully over time, using available resources efficiently. Native plants flourish in local climate conditions and require less work, water and chemicals to grow.
Plant choice also has an impact on energy consumption. Plants used to shield wind can save up to 30% on heating costs in winter. They also provide shade on buildings in the summer and cool the air through transpiration. By including leafy plants and trees in your landscape, you can create an energy efficient, healthy and productive ecosystem that will support overall landscape growth and year-round color and beauty.
Additional Sustainable Landscaping Techniques
Composting can be used to create organic fertilizers for every landscape to support growth, manage waste and reduce the use of synthetic fertilizers or chemicals.
Water-wise gardening and rainwater harvesting techniques can be used in sustainable landscaping to provide an independent water supply for your landscape. In areas of drought or water usage restrictions, these techniques can provide irrigation to sustain your landscape. These techniques with strategic plant choice also helps prevent flooding of low-lying areas, replenishes the ground water table, and enables dug wells and bore wells to yield in a sustained manner.
Choosing Building Materials
Building materials that are used in sustainable landscaping can be reused or re-purposed rather than buying new materials. Reusing wood and stones from excavation is one way to provide an aesthetic appeal and natural style to a landscape while reducing waste from your project.