My passion (or obsession) for gardening flourished while working six years at New England Wild Flower Society. Garden in the Woods has always been my inspiration for ecological gardening and sustainable practices. With a Native Plant Horticulture and Design certificate from the Society and training with NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) as an Organic Land Care Professional, my gardening practices support healthy ecosystems and local biodiversity.Contact Lisa
Whether you want to create a new or renovate an existing garden, I can work with you on a plan and complete the installation. Specializing in vegetable, container, pollinator, and native plant gardens.
As a NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) Organic Land Care Professional, I can service your gardens on a weekly, biweekly, or seasonal basis. including Spring/Fall cleanups, edging, mulching, pruning, dividing/deadheading perennials, planting, fertilizing, watering, and weeding.
I provide hand pruning for trees and shrubs to encourage the natural shape and form. Removing diseased, dead or crossing branches will open the inside structure and create better airflow which strengthens the health of the trees and shrubs.
Would you like a demo on how to prune shrubs or divide and deadhead perennials? Trying to decide what to plant in that empty spot in your backyard? Are you interested in an organic approach to gardening, but not sure where to start? I can meet with you for some quick advice or help on a regular basis.
Lisa's knowledge of native plants and organic practices made her a perfect candidate to care for the gardens at Sudbury Valley Trustees' headquarters. Our busy staff had little time to spend on planting or maintenance, and it was important to us that our landscape be welcoming, neat, and environmentally-friendly. Since hiring Lisa three years ago, our gardens have never looked better, and Lisa is an absolute pleasure to work with.
Cheerful Lisa Mattei, came to me last Spring by way of a word-of-mouth recommendation from a local nursery. My garden beds hadn't been maintained for over three years. They were overgrown with weeds and debris. She immediately recognized several ways to upgrade my yard without busting my budget. Since Lisa is very conversant in organic solutions to yard problems, she recommended a specific and cost-effective mulch for my beds. Needless to say, the beds looks terrific and the plants flourished through the year. My beds are in marvelous shape this spring and I look forward to her recommendations for incorporating native plant species into my yard. Lisa is a consummate professional landscaper. She is on-the-clock punctual, follows-through on all of her recommendations and is on budget. She knows her craft and I would recommend her without hesitation for any kind of landscape work.
We found Lisa Mattei through the New England Wild Flower Society. Staff there recommended her highly – and we do too! We have been working with Lisa for several years, and continue to be impressed by her horticultural knowledge, her eye for plant design (color, height, spacing, etc.), and her plant maintenance skills. She is open to suggestions, careful of budget concerns and responsive to clients’ needs. We consider ourselves fortunate to be among those clients!