Our Mission:

Our Mission: To enable individuals and communities to take an active part in the cultivation of systems that provide the highest quality fruits, vegetables, herbs and other yields, in a way that benefits themselves, cares for the land and environment, and provides a surplus to use, share and reinvest into the system.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

New Landscape Trends & Products!

Application Cover ImageI was excited to read this article in Des Moines Build magazine.

"Top Ten Design Trends for Residential Landscape Architecture"*

"Sustainable design is the big trend for residential landscapes, according to the 2016 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey"
  1. Rainwater/graywater harvesting 88%
  2. Native plants 86%
  3. Native/adapted drought tolerant plants 85%
  4. Low-maintenance landscapes 85%
  5. Permeable paving 77%
  6. Fire pits/fireplaces 75%
  7. Food/vegetable gardens (incl. orchards, vineyards, etc) 75%
  8. Rain gardens 73%
  9. Drip/water-efficient irrigation 72%
  10. Reduced lawn area 72%

These Top Tens are exactly what Abundant Design has been ALL ABOUT from the beginning!

Abundant Design has always offered custom and unique landscaping that focuses on producing food, medicinal and cooking herbs and wildlife habitat, all while doing it organically with reduced inputs (time, money and toxic chemicals). 

We promote healthier yards and landscapes, focusing more on making your desired plants stronger and healthier by increasing their competitiveness with weeds and pests.  Healthy soils, proper placement and partnering them up with good companions can do so much.

Compost bins, raised beds and rain barrels have been a few of the items you can just call to order.

Abundant Design now offers these great steel planters for a more formal look to the front of your home or business.

     Single planters are available for $199, or Three for $499
          Also available with thick, long-lasting Powder Coat for $300 each or $800 for three

Another new offering this custom Wine Cask or Whiskey Barrel styled upgrade to our standard rain barrel. 

Made from cedar to resist the elements, it has steel bands to hold them in place.

These wine cask/whiskey barrel style versions are available for $549.
Includes Deluxe Installation!

Did you know Abundant Design has access to a wide variety of natural flagstone & manufactured pavers, including Belgard Mega-Arbel that we used at the Home & Outdoor Living Show, to get just the right look for your edible oasis, patio and firepit area?

 I hope you have a great week!
You are also invited to the Central Iowa Permaculture Guild Meeting next Wednesday evening, June 22nd, at the Waukee Public Library.  Suzan Erem of the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust will be presenting.
*BUILD magazine referenced this original article  

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