Yardbirds professionals strive to meet clients aesthetic goals in their landscape while still sustaining the natural resources the whole community uses in the form of shade, clean air and water, food, habitat and so much more.
Potholes are caused by mismanaged water. Non-diverse landscapes like grass lawns exacerbate the problem immensely. Let's all take responsibility.
There are a number of repulsive goods and ideas imported to the Americas over the past several centuries that have rightfully been corrected over time: slavery, murderous rampages against indigenous peoples, farthingales (in no way comparable to the way this nation treated African or native Americans but as female landscapers, we are supremely grateful we do not have to wear farthingales). So, why doesn't America get rid of the imported concept of the European lawn, with its costly upkeep, terrible impact and zero benefits?
INFORM AND EDUCATE
With a plethora of formal education in environmental science, natural resource management and food sovereignty under our belts, we strive to show clients that the common backyard wields more power than given credit for.
OBSERVE and CREATE
Yardbirds designers aim to maximize clients' desires while still preserving nature's bounty for beneficial members of the whole local ecosystem. We focus on putting the right plant in the right place, for people and the planet.
After client + designer agree on our simple graph paper sketch of plan and budget, the Yardbirds team will begin installation of low-maintenance, mindful landscape. Maintenance packages also available.
REAP WHAT YOU SOW
When done purposefully, landscapes can bring joy through relaxation, beauty, bounty, a sound and guilt-free mind that you are doing as much as you can with what you have.
“Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple."
-BILL MOLLISON, PERMACULTURE ACTIVIST
What We Do & Who We Are
Yardbirds designs small native/edible/hydrophilic landscapes in the New Orleans area for home owners, museums, offices, historic landmarks and anyone else who is interested in playing a part in improving the local environment and most importantly, building up the ground we walk on.
Yardbirds is primarily a woman fueled company, specifically single moms and women who love working out of doors. We are hiring part time employees (and volunteers) that are interested/experienced in design (both website and landscape) and labor.