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About Me

Woman with Pet Goat

Hi there!
I'm Lynda Bevere

I am a former attorney turned landscape designer and blogger. About 10 years ago, I went back to landscape design school after staying home to raise my daughters, Julia and Susannah.  My goal was to turn my love of nature and gardening experience into a business teaching and helping homeowners design, maintain and use their yards in a way that fosters wildlife habitats and has a positive impact on the environment. 

 

I did not grow up gardening or on a farm.  Everything I know is based on my own experimentation and education over the last 25 years on my own property and designing for my clients.  My husband Dan and I started out in a typical suburban New Jersey home on one-third of an acre.  Although I loved our house and town, I always wanted more land so almost 10 years ago, when a 7-acre property with a small farmhouse came up for sale nearby, we jumped at it.  It is at this new home where I was finally able to go after all my yard dreams.  We built a vegetable garden, a small orchard of apples, pears, cherries and peaches, started raising chickens and ducks, and added goats and rabbits as pets to our hobby farm.   I like to call our property my landscape laboratory where I continue to learn, experiment and develop my landscape design knowledge and skills.  

The reason why I find it important to tell you that I was not born into the gardener life is because I want you to know that you can do it too.  I understand that everyone has limitations on what their property, interests and time allow, but you can make changes in your yard, even small ones, that can have a huge impact on the health of our planet.  You can have the landscape of your dreams.  My design philosophy is, although I strongly believe we should design, use and maintain our properties in a way that is beneficial to the environment, I also believe landscapes need to be beautiful and serve the needs of the owners.  Every design is a balance between aesthetics, functionality and sustainability.   You simply do not have to choose between being kind to the environment and having a stunning, low-maintenance property. 

 

So whether you are new to gardening or a seasoned gardener, I hope that with this blog and my talking about the ups and downs of my gardening and designing experiences on my own property, I can provide you with valuable information and help you achieve all your landscape goals.  

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