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SEEDED NATIVE LANDSCAPES

By: Jordan Wilkinson, Designer at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture Generations ago, most of the American Midwest was dominated by a prairie landscape full of tall grasses and colorful wildflowers. This vast area of thick topsoil and enormous ecological diversity was the result of ancient glaciers melting...

Welcome our new designer Stephanie to the team!

By: DG2 Design Landscape Architecture DG2 Design is happy to welcome Stephanie Hornickel to the team as our new residential project manager! Stephanie graduated in 2004 from Kansas State University with a degree in landscape architecture. Since then she has practiced in the private and public...

I really love my job.

By: Sara Runge, Project Manager at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture I really love my job. Not everyone can say that, but I can. I am in a place I never imagined when I earned my Civil Engineering degree many many years ago. I...

Native Plants Matter

By: Brad Priest, Designer at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture The idea of sustainability and “green” living has become commonplace over the past several years – so much so that it might even be considered trendy to a certain extent. Of course, this concept is...

Bringing Nature Back into the Built Environment

By: Garrett Slezak, Summer Intern at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture The idea of bringing nature back into our built environments via native plants is one that is really interesting to me. Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, coauthors of “Planting in a PostWild World” have an...

The Need for Walkable Neighborhoods

By: Garrett Slezak, Summer Intern at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture The idea of a walkable and bikeable neighborhood is becoming a major desire in our world today. Author and city planner Jeff Speck refers to this idea as “walkability” in his book “Walkable City: How...

Wild Lawns

By: Brad Priest, Designer at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture [caption id="attachment_57801" align="alignleft" width="650"] A wild lawn, Photo by DG2 Design[/caption] “What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson A “Wild Lawn” is exactly what it sounds like – a...

Stormwater Management: How Can I Help?

By: Jordan Wilkinson, Designer at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture [caption id="attachment_57797" align="alignleft" width="346"] A Bio-Retention area designed by DG2 Design at the Muny Theatre in Forest Park, 2016, Photo by DG2 Design[/caption] By now it is likely that you have noticed some new-fangled green solutions to stormwater...

Summertime

By: Sara Runge, Project Manager at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture Summertime is great. Hot, humid St. Louis weather that changes every time you look at your weather app, long days, lightning bugs, mosquitos, swimming, reduced traffic since parents aren’t taking kids to school, and travel....