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King Garden Designs, Inc. is an International Landscape Design and Expert Care Firm which operates at the intersection of Craft, Science and Art.

King Garden Designs, Inc.
1 North Street
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, 10706, USA

King Garden Designs, Inc.
500 West Putnam Avenue, Suite 400
Greenwich, Connecticut, 06830, USA

Member American Society of Landscape Architects & ISA Certified Arborist TRAQ

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King Garden Designs,Inc.
914-907-0246 | 203-759-8623
Connect@KingGardenDesigns.com

King Garden Designs, Inc. is an International Landscape Design and Expert Care Firm which operates at the intersection of Craft, Science and Art.

King Garden Designs, Inc.
1 North Street
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, 10706, USA

King Garden Designs, Inc.
500 West Putnam Avenue, Suite 400
Greenwich, Connecticut, 06830, USA

Member American Society of Landscape Architects & ISA Certified Arborist TRAQ

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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.

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Landscape and Garden Design for Westchester County, NY; Putnam County, NY, Dutchess County, NY; Fairfield County, CT; Bergen County, NJ

Best Landscaping Based In Westchester county, Bergen county, NJ; Fairfield county, Dutchess county, Putnam county, Litchfield county, New Haven county, Berkshire county, Hampden county, Hampshire county, Franklin county and beyond including:

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Atherton, California (San Mateo); Cherry Hills Village, Colorado (Arapahoe); Scarsdale, New York (Westchester); Hillsborough, California (San Mateo); Short Hills, New Jersey (Essex); Old Greenwich, Connecticut (Fairfield); Los Altos Hills, California (Santa Clara); Bronxville, New York (Westchester); Darien, Connecticut (Fairfield); Winnetka, Illinois (Cook); Great Falls, Virginia (Fairfax); Glencoe, Illinois (Cook); Indian Hill, Ohio (Hamilton); Highland Park, Texas (Dallas); Piedmont, California (Alameda); West University Place, Texas (Harris); Greenville, New York (Westchester); Kentfield, California (Marin); Upper Saddle River, New Jersey (Bergen); Ladue, Missouri (St. Louis); Indian River Shores, Florida (Indian River); Westport, Connecticut (Fairfield); McLean, Virginia (Fairfax); Travilah, Maryland (Montgomery); Montecito, California (Santa Barbara); New Albany, Ohio (Franklin); University Park, Texas (Dallas); Paradise Valley, Arizona (Maricopa); Rye, New York (Westchester); Larchmont, New York (Westchester); Lake Forest, Illinois (Lake); Town and Country, Missouri (St. Louis); Inverness, Illinois (Cook); North Caldwell, New Jersey (Essex); Palm Beach, Florida (Palm Beach); Wolf Trap, Virginia (Fairfax); Los Altos, California (Santa Clara); Palos Verdes Estates, California (Los Angeles); Hinsdale, Illinois (Cook); Wellesley, Massachusetts (Norfolk); Franklin Lakes, New Jersey (Bergen); Southlake, Texas (Denton); Rumson, New Jersey (Monmouth); Potomac, Maryland (Montgomery); Riverside, California (Fairfield); Orinda, California (Contra Costa); Bellaire, Texas (Harris); Malibu, California (Los Angeles); Upper Montclair, New Jersey (Essex); Lawrence, New York (Nassau); Woodbury, New York (Nassau); Alamo, California (Contra Costa); Tiburon, California (Marin); Irvington, New York (Westchester); Long Grove, Illinois (Lake); Glen Ridge, New Jersey (Essex); Mill Valley, California (Marin); East Hills, New York (Nassau); Pepper Lake, Ohio (Cuyahoga); Chevy Chase, Maryland (Montgomery); Tenafly, New Jersey (Bergen); Darnestown, Maryland (Montgomery); Oak Brook, Illinois (Cook); La Cañada Flintridge, California (Los Angeles); Briarcliff Manor, New York (West Chester); Saratoga, California (Santa Clara); Ridgewood, New Jersey (Bergen); Leawood, Kansas (Johnson); Key Biscayne, Florida (Miami-Dade); Summit, New Jersey (Union); Manhattan Beach, California (Los Angeles); Chatham, New Jersey (Morris); Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey (Bergen); Blackhawk, California (Contra Costa); Bethesda, Maryland (Montgomery); Pelham, New York (Westchester); Colleyville, Texas (Tarrant); San Marino, California (Los Angeles); Bernardsville, New Jersey (Somerset); Coto de Caza, California (Orange); Hawthorn Woods, Illinois (Lake); Orono, Minnesota (Hennepin); Floris, Virginia (Fairfax); Pinecrest, Florida (Miami-Dade); Greenwich, Connecticut (Fairfiled); Lake Bluff, Illinois (Lake); Greenwood Village, Colorado (Arapahoe); Beverly Hills, California (Los Angeles); Harrison, New York (Westchester); Garden City, New York (Nassau); South Run, Virginia (Fairfax); Glen Rock, New Jersey (Bergen); Lexington, Massachusetts (Middlesex); Rye Brook, New York (Westchester); Wilmette, Illinois (Cook); Menlo Park, California (San Mateo); Palo Alto, California (Santa Clara); Cos Cob, Connecticut (Fairfield); Western Springs, Illinois (Cook); Fort Hunt, Virginia (Fairfax)

 

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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.

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  Late Season Blooms Of Asters

Late Season Blooms Of Asters

  Young Gardener Enjoying Fragrance Of Vibrant Fruit Set

Young Gardener Enjoying Fragrance Of Vibrant Fruit Set

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.

  Amelanchier canadensis, Shadbush - Edible Fruit and Fall Color

Amelanchier canadensis, Shadbush - Edible Fruit and Fall Color

Upon project completion, we enjoy guiding the ongoing personalized after care of your gardens and estate so that as they mature and change, their original design intent is preserved.


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.

  Native Purple Coneflower or Echinacea

Native Purple Coneflower or Echinacea

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.

  Native Birch Allee Under-Planted With Lilly-Of-The-Valley

Native Birch Allee Under-Planted With Lilly-Of-The-Valley

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.

  Female Cardinal with striking winter fruit display

Female Cardinal with striking winter fruit display

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.

  Bees pollinating native Butterfly Weed

Bees pollinating native Butterfly Weed

Wildlife bonanza:
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.

Added beauty:
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.

Cleaner waterways:
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
events.

Source: https://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_about/parks_divisions/nrg/documents/NRG_Publication_Gardening_with_NYC_Native_Plants.pdf

 
 
 
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 Source of Graphics: Native Plant Center at WCC, NY: http://www.sunywcc.edu/about/the-native-plant-center/

Source of Graphics: Native Plant Center at WCC, NY: http://www.sunywcc.edu/about/the-native-plant-center/

 

Resources

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York:
http://www.bbg.org/

Cornell Cooperative Extension:
http://www.cce.cornell.edu

Ecological Landscape Alliance:
http://www.ecolandscaping.org/

Native Plant Center at Westchester County Community College (New York):
http://www.sunywcc.edu/about/the-native-plant-center/

New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx, New York:
http://www.nybg.org/

Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station:
http://njaes.rutgers.edu/

Timber Press - publisher of all things horticultural:
http://www.timberpress.com/

United States National Arboretum:
usna.usda.gov

University of Connecticut College of Agriculture and Natural Resources:
http://www.extension.uconn.edu/

 

Further Resources from New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Natural Resources Group

Books
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
www.nyc.gov/foreverwild

BBG Native Plant Garden
www.bbg.org/exp/stroll/nativeflora.html

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