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King Garden Designs, Inc. is a boutique landscape design company located in New York. Charles King Sadler, King Garden Designs founder, enjoys creating and enhancing the beauty and vitality of landscapes through thoughtful design, professional implementation and ongoing care.
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Charles King Sadler of King Garden Designs offers garden design services for residential and estate commissions, plus expert Street Tree Design, Installation, and Care. We are located in the Hudson Valley. Garden Design Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
We personally meet to discuss your goals, timing and budget during your landscape consultation.
Master Plan, Garden Design, Garden Care, Expert Pruning, Winter Pruning
Full Landscape Design and Installation Services
ISA Certified Arborist Tree Work, Pruning, Hedge Trimming and Consultations
Landscape and Garden Design for Westchester County, NY; Putnam County, NY, Dutchess County, NY; Fairfield County, CT; Bergen County, NJ
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King Garden Designs provides exquisite Garden Design, Planting, Care, Property Oversight and Estate Curation of exceptional gardens and properties. We are based in the Hudson Valley. Our unique hands-on approach, use of Native Plants, attention to detail and ongoing care create incredible results.
For mature gardens and estates we create a successful garden care program; this can include: regular garden visits to ensure plant health, periodic pruning and tree work. We advocate a succession plan utilizing native plants.
Below Content Excerpt From: New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Natural Resources Group, Text: Mariellé Anzelone
What is a native plant?
A native plant is one that naturally occurs in a region without having
been introduced from elsewhere by people. Over thousands of years, native plants have adapted to the climate, soils, and environmental conditions of our area. They have developed the ability to thrive in our humid summers and freezing winters and to entice local insects, birds, and other animals to pollinate their flowers and disperse their fruits. Native plants are responsible for clean air, pure water, soil stability, flood abatement, and wild animal habitat. See the below Resources section for more information.
What is an introduced plant?
Every plant species is native to somewhere. Introduced (exotic, alien, non-native) plant species hail from other states, regions, or countries. This exotic flora was moved to new areas by people for food (apples, rice) or ornamentation (lilacs, peonies, Queen Anne’s lace) or by accident, as stowaways on commercials ships or packing materials. Over the past 350 years, thousands of plant species have been introduced to the New York area. Most live peacefully with the indigenous flora that was already here.
What is an invasive plant?
Unfortunately, a small but significant number of these introduced species are out of control. They travel from where they were planted (often through bird-dispersed seeds) and run rampant through our parks, damaging local forests, meadows and wetlands. These green bullies smother our native plants, shading them from the sun and effectively starving them to death. Such dramatic change is potentially devastating for the wildlife that depends on native species. Thus invasive plants disrupt biological relationships and degrade natural areas.
Why go native in the garden?
Sense of place:
Why do yards and window boxes across the country hold the same impatiens, begonias and mums? Most of America’s favorite garden plants hail from places like Europe and Asia. The New York area has its own regional flavor and distinct assemblage of native plants. We should seek out alternatives to hardware stores, corner delis and other outlets that offer “one size fits all”. The NY State Farmers Markets, with their emphasis on locally grown greenery, can help you cultivate a sense of home by sowing local seeds.
Ease of care:
When installed in the appropriate habitat, native plants require less maintenance than the exotic alternatives. Once established, they usually need less water. They require no fertilizer and little pest control, having evolved with the area’s insects and diseases. Native plants will save you money (on supplies) and time (on garden care) and will also curtail the amount of toxins (pesticides, fertilizers) used to maintain artificial conditions.
Create habitat havens for our native birds, bees, butterflies and other critters. Native plants are critical sources of food and lodging for wildlife. As forests, wet meadows and grasslands are continually lost, gardeners can play an important role in creating habitat for our wild fauna and flora.
New York has hundreds of native species, most of which would be a gorgeous addition to any garden. These attractive plants meet every horticultural need from ground covers to lovely foliage and hardy bloomers, and all plant shapes: ferns, wildflowers, vines, shrubs, and trees. A native garden could bloom from March to November, providing year round beauty and interest.
Preserve natural heritage:
Our local biological diversity has suffered from an onslaught of exotic invasive species. Some introduced garden plants, like dame’s rocket, Oriental bittersweet, privet and purple loosestrife have become noxious weeds. Adding homegrown greenery to your garden gives natives a chance to reclaim the landscape.
Native grasses and wildflowers provide excellent erosion control.
Increased biological diversity encourages rainwater to enter the soil.
Monocultures of groundcover such as lawn, periwinkle, pachysandra
and English ivy create high levels of water runoff, thus encouraging
local drought conditions and polluting waterways during storm
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York:
Cornell Cooperative Extension:
Ecological Landscape Alliance:
Native Plant Center at Westchester County Community College (New York):
New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx, New York:
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station:
Timber Press - publisher of all things horticultural:
United States National Arboretum:
University of Connecticut College of Agriculture and Natural Resources:
Further Resources from New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Natural Resources Group
Cullina, William. 2000. The New England Wild Flower Society Guide
to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company. 384 pp.
Cullina, William. 2002. Native Trees, Shrubs & Vines: A Guide to
Using, Growing, and Propagating North American Woody Plants.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company. 376 pp.
Darke, Rick. 2002. The American Woodland Garden: Capturing the
Spirit of the Deciduous Forest. OR: Timber Press. 376 pp.
Stein, Sara. 1993. Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own
Back Yards. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 304 pp.
Stein, Sara. 1997. Planting Noah’s Garden.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 464 pp.
Inspiration for the Garden - Nature in New York City
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Natural
Resources Group – “Forever Wild” program
BBG Native Plant Garden
Gardening with Native Plants
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve www.bhwp.org
Green Landscaping with Native Plants www.epa.gov/reg3esd1/garden/index.htm
Landscaping for a Healthy Planet www.envirolandscaping.org/
Local Ecotype Guidelines www.for-wild.org/land/ecotype.html
Native Gardening and Invasive Plants Guide enature.com/native_invasive/natives.asp
Smaller American Lawns Today arboretum.conncoll.edu/salt/salt.html
Creating Habitat for Native Wild Animals
Backyard Wildlife Habitat www.nwf.org/backyardwildlifehabitat/
MonarchWatch Butterfly Gardening www.monarchwatch.org/garden/creating.htm
Wild Acres of Maryland www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/wildacres.asp
Native Plant Organizations
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center www.wildflower.org
Also has a satellite office in Westchester County
Connecticut Botanical Society www.ct-botanical-society.org
Long Island Botanical Society (no www) libotanical.org
The New England Wild Flower Society www.newfs.org
The Native Plant Society of New Jersey www.npsnj.org
New York Flora Association www.nyflora.org
Torrey Botanical Society www.torreybotanical.org