Landscape Design & Installation
Whether it’s a more traditional formal garden with articulated beds, hard edges, and a tightly controlled plant palette, a contemporary landscape with a minimalist methodology and bold geometric shapes, or a naturalistic landscape oasis with sweeping curves, loose lines, and colorful perennials that bloom from season to season, we design to suit your taste and needs.
As well as offering design services, MFS specializes in managing established landscapes. Therefore, we plant bigger, more mature trees and shrubs that will blend into and complement your existing landscape. In an optimistic gardening spirit, we wish to be partners with you in helping your garden flourish! Landscapes are dynamic and change dramatically over time; they can become crowded or thin and frequently need restoration. Since we maintain mature trees and shrubs, as well as plant new ones, WE KNOW WHAT GROWS! If your landscape needs a revamp or your plants have become tired, we can help with fresh ideas. Get in touch with us for all of your landscaping projects, from new to renewed!
TREE AND SHRUB PLANTING
The adage rings loud and true: ‘Plant the right tree in the right place.’ By far the most important aspect of tree and shrub planting is selecting plants that are well-adapted to the conditions of each specific planting site. Poorly-sited plants are doomed from the start, no matter how carefully they’re planted or cared for. Our Arborists are familiar with the conditions of the St. Louis area, and have extensive knowledge of what plants will thrive where you’d like to plant. Arborists also think of how the mature trees will fit the space – then they work backwards to determine the planting requirements.
Once the proper plant material has been selected, our crews follow ANSI A300 standards for planting. We can then advise you in caring for the plants to maximize their potential so they can develop into healthy, beautiful, and beneficial elements of your landscape.
BED MAINTENANCE AND MULCHING
Here at Metropolitan Forestry we believe in doing our part in the Green Revolution. We recycle all of our woodchips and landscape debris into a dark, double ground organic mulch ideal for bed maintenance and tree rings. Please call us to inquire about our mulch prices – pick-up, delivery, and installation.
Our crews can:
- Weed, edge, and clean existing beds
- Apply pre-emergent weed control or filter fabric
- Top dress with 2-3 inches of organic mulch
- Install proper mulch rings around your trees
- Install new beds
GRADING, DRAINAGE, AND EROSION CONTROL
Topography, pipes, and vegetation are effective tools to correct and enhance how water moves across your landscape. Whether it’s an overabundance of water or a general lack of water we can solve your grading, drainage, and erosion issues.
Let Metropolitan Forestry Services enhance the value, beauty, and functionality of your property through the installation of:
- Retaining walls
- Stone edging
- Dry creek beds
- Decorative rock
We can work with you to create a design that is functional and aesthetically pleasing. Hardscaping projects can also be done year round depending on the weather.