pbd services

Fine Hand Pruning

“Selective Hand Pruning” means that pbd uses hand tools along with our experienced eyes to shape new plantings and rejuvenate mature ones carefully and precisely selecting each cut we make.  We open up the shrub to allow in light for growth in the interior.  We invigorate plants by restructuring and encouraging stronger branching.  We know when to cut and when NOT to, paying attention to the new growth on each branch, annual bloom and dormancy times, and changes throughout the season.  We also monitor your shrubs and trees to nip potential problems in the bud.  Proper pruning can invigorate your landscape creating a lush environment for all seasons. 

We would be happy to provide you with a proposal for Annual Seasonal Maintenance or Hand Pruning by Project on and As Needed Basis. Let us know what you need and we can help you!

We will properly “package” waste for removal by the client or by a collaborating landscape maintenance company but don’t remove yard waste from the site.  We can compost on site for  you or place yard waste at the curb or another suitable location. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Full Service Landscape Design

Landscape Design starts with a conversation. Pbd will walk and talk your yard with you, discussing your goals, your vision, and your challenges. We analyze the site and listen to your ideas.  We also provide our own thoughts for what might or might not work. With those ideas and site information we gather, we develop a comprehensive, detailed plan for your yard and gardens. The product may be a unified masterplan drawing of your property with specific plant ideas, hardscape locations and materials, possible drainage solutions and pertinent details, or, it may be a simpler schematic plan, as needed. When we finish the design, the plan is ready to go to a contractor for pricing.

Fees will be proposed based on the scope and nature of the project. We will provide you with written proposal for our design work which further explains the process and our services. 

Construction Management

We coordinate and manage all services that are involved in installing your newly designed landscape to ensure that the final outcome matches your vision.  We have several excellent contractors we work with for plantings, patios, walls, lighting and irrigation.

Tree Consulting & Risk Assessment

A consultation with a pbd arborist is an informal conversation when the client may ask questions and gain assistance with diagnosis of tree and landscape problems, insect and disease identification and management, tree protection for construction projects, or tree inventories. pbd Arborists are authoritative experts who convey INDEPENDENT, objective, comprehensive viewpoints, ensuring the safety, health, and preservation of trees. pbd is not associated with canopy tree pruning companies. Adele and Annika are both International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist. Adele has additional ISA Tree Risk Assessment qualification.

Pbd practices “qualitative” ISA Tree Risk Assessment.  By definition, the International Society of Arboriculture Best Management Practices provide “qualitative” risk assessment, which is a systematic process to determine relative levels of risk, the Likelihood of Failure and potential consequences. Potential structural failures may be identified as Conditions of Concern using this approach. We would be happy to provide you with a proposal for this service.

IPM Monitoring & Practices

Monitor Key Pests and Key Plants : Pbd knows your garden and keeps an eye out for key pests and symptoms of potential illness and problems before they become unmanageable. Pbd offers assistance in diagnosing and strategizing, as needed. Pbd can help you with this!

Mechanical and Physical Controls : Pruning is your first line of defense against problem insect pests. We prune out infestations but we also know which are the beneficial insects to encourage and leave in place. Pbd prunes to encourage airflow and remove disease vectors, to improve the health and vigor of your garden. This is our standard operating procedure and practice! We do not use chemical controls. You can count on us.