Design Process

Landscape Design

Sustainable Land

Wetland Delineation

Helianthus designs environmentally sustainable landscapes

The Healing Power of Nature

Using native plants in landscapes is the key to increasing the health of the planet. Nature-based solutions increase biodiversity, sequester carbon, improve water quality, reduce flooding, provide habitat for wildlife, and increase human wellness by providing equitable access to the healing power of nature. Our designs are guaranteed to increase beauty and biodiversity in the landscape.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create beautiful and adaptive landscape solutions rooted in the principles of good design and ecology. We are continuously innovating ways to use nature-based solutions to reduce our carbon footprint. We strive to educate people about the value of ecological design that will create landscapes that are functional for both wildlife and people.

Sugar Creek Wetland Design

Why Choose LANDCO2?

LANDCO2 is unique in that we operate at the intersection of landscape design and ecology and have a whole systems approach to sustainable site planning and design. We are a group of professionally trained and licensed Landscape Architects and Ecologists. Our unique combination of skills allows us to design spaces that are both beautiful and functional for people and the planet. We collaborate with you to create one-of-a-kind designs that meet your unique needs.

Our Services

Site Inventory and Analysis

  • Assured Wetland Delineations
  • Wetland Assessments
  • Permitting Assistance
  • Botanical Inventories
  • Invasive Species
  • Tree Surveys

Ecological Design

  • Wetland Mitigation Design and Monitoring
  • Habitat Conservation & Restoration Plans
  • Native Planting Design for Pollinator and Wildlife
  • Natural Areas Master Planning
  • SITES® and LEED® Certification Assistance

Landscape Architecture Services

  • Residential Landscape Designs
  • Commercial Landscape Designs
  • Green Infrastructure Design
  • Rain Gardens, Bioswales, Pollinator Gardens
  • Native Landscaping
  • Public Design Process

Maintenance Evaluation Services

  • NGICP Certified Performance and Maintenance
  • Monitoring of Native Plantings
  • Maintenance Plans for Native Landscapes
  • Vegetation Monitoring & Performance Evaluation of Native Plantings
  • Green Infrastructure Performance Evaluation & Remediation Plans

“I just have to let everyone know how very pleased I am with the garden layout for Growing Green Gardens Network, Inc. Words cannot express my heartfelt gratitude. I had a vision of providing a space for healing and teaching anyone who wanted to learn how to grow their own organic food, while remaining environmentally friendly. Thank you one million times over!”

LaDonna G.
Growing Green Gardens Network, Inc.

“Kristi was thorough in her work, and eager to share her knowledge. She spent time to clarify my needs and wants before embarking upon the work, and during the property walk-around she shared all kinds of helpful insights about invasive species and plants, helping me identify what I might want to replace and what I can protect (and nurture) through maturity. Her report was icing on the cake, formalizing our discussion, and providing additional visual ideas, options, and resources to consider.”

Kimberly F.
Milwaukee, WI

“I would characterize the experience of working with James and Kristi as one where we felt really listened to and understood. They met us where we are at, managing to design an inviting landscape plan despite our boring goal of “simple and easy to maintain”. We have received a ton of compliments from our neighbors on our front yard. A bonus is being able to watch all the bees, pollinators and birds enjoying our new plants – a signal to me that we took strides towards the broader design goal of habitat remediation.”

Val B.
Whitefish Bay, WI

“Our design and documentation phase with James was a smooth and an enjoyable process. He worked with our plant preferences, our goals and overall feel of the landscape we wanted to achieve. We highly recommend James.”

Gregg R.
Gurnee, IL

Contact Us

To discuss your project, contact us below or call 414-622-0103.