Be it through the simple use of native plants or a carefully-planned water harvesting system, the next level in conscientious landscaping is achieved when designing toward sustainability. Working in context with the greater ecosystem, our Landscape Architects and Designers look to create synergy between local climatic conditions, soil and plant biologies and available resources. There are a variety of steps that can be taken and every one contributes incremental benefits. Aside from environmental gains, sustainable landscapes return mutual benefits to the owner. They are equally beautiful, result in easier and more cost-effective maintenance and can improve the energy efficiency of the buildings they surround.