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Maryanne Quincy Q-Gardens Landscape Design | Green Gardener Spotlight

Mary likes to incorporate pervious surfaces and native grasses in her garden designs

Mary likes to incorporate pervious surfaces and native grasses in her garden designs

With more than 20 years of experience in the field of landscape design, Maryanne Quincy knows how to incorporate both her clients’ visions and her knowledge of horticulture to deliver comfortable, beautiful and sustainable garden spaces. Her business, called Q-Gardens, focuses on residential landscape design, garden layout, and fine gardening.

Maryanne incorporates sustainable practices in her designs. Her clients appreciate her use of plants with low-water requirements. Many of her clients even participated in the 2015 water rebate program, switching to low-water and low-maintenance landscapes in their yards and home gardens. “People were ready to change to something new,” Maryanne says, “which was exciting to see.” She is happy that her landscape designs help reduce human impacts on our natural environment, including local creeks and the San Francisco Bay.

GG Maryanne Quincy 3Maryanne participated in Green Gardener training in 2008. She says the Green Gardener program taught her a lot about organic fertilizers, pest management, and sustainable ways to eradicate and suppress weeds. “These choices also lead to financial savings,” Maryanne explains, “a more sustainable garden saves money.” By using mulch, integrated pest management, and low-water plants, clients initially save money on fertilizer costs and water bills, and prevent pest problems down the road.

At the end of the day, Maryanne likes the reward that gardening gives you. “You see the results of your work and you’re affecting all the people that live around that garden,” she says. In addition to being a Certified Green Gardener, Maryanne also has a degree in ornamental horticulture and is a Certified Member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD®).

Using mulch...

Using mulch…

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