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PETER ATKINS AND ASSOCIATES.,LLC "Artisans in the Landscape"          P.O. Box 238 Bedford Village, NY 10506 914- 234-0161 PeterAtkinsandAssociates@gmail.com

Peter H. Atkins & Mary Ann Henry


Peter Atkins and Associates is a full-service organic landscape contractor. We are dedicated to environmentally friendly approaches

through all phases of Landscape Construction-from Design to Installation and Maintenance. We have been a leader in ecological land care for over twenty-five years.

  • Peter Atkins who will manage the entire design, build and maintenance process from day one through after care maintenance services. His experience over the last 28 years working on projects of varying scope and context with clients with diverse property challenges.
  • Accredited Northeast Organic Land Care (NOFA), Permaculture Specialist and Ecological Studies Coordinator.
  • We work to make sure it is safe and free from chemicals, naturally abundant, and in tune with nature.
  • We conduct this through organic maintenance, lawn care, plant health care and edible gardens.
  • We are known for understanding how to get the highest and best use out of a piece of property. From master planning through construction and meticulous long-term organic maintenance management, our experience and creativity transform outdoor spaces with experts in each realm. We are a recognized leader in ecological  innovation solutions which makes us different as a front runner in quality-oriented design, build and maintenance delivery systems.

We design build and support ecological landscapes that offer permaculture design, edible landscaping, native and drought tolerant softscapes and watershed friendly hardscapes. We create sophisticated garden vignette destinations that allow you to escape and be surrounded by nature.

  • Projects big and small require significant coordination, resources, and time. Rely on experts who can predict issues and navigate politically and technically challenging environments, while developing creative solutions to ensure your project goals are met.
  • How Can We Help You?

Our Job is to work for you and help solve the challenges for your property.


Contact us to schedule a meeting to discuss your project details (914) 234 -0161 or PeterAtkinsandAssociates@gmail.com

LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE  FIRM   LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE A ND CONSTRUCTION

ACCREDITED NORTH EAST ORGANIC LAND CARE (NOFA) BUSINESS

Pools within Nature

Daffodils and Tulip Gardens

Sloped Pollinator Perennial Garden

pollinator garden by peter atkins

Perennial Garden Design and Maintain

Native Gardens instead of Lawns

NATIVE GARDEN. PHOTO: PETER ATKINS

Native Meadows replace Lawns

Custom Masonry

Perennial Gardens

Epic Outdoor Planters

Beds and Borders with Annuals

Custom Raised Organic Vegetable Systems

Designed, Built and Maintained by Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC

Slope Gardens with  Perennials

Who is Peter H. Atkins ?

  • With a University degree in Art History from the College of Wooster in Ohio, Peter took a concentration in Landscape Architecture and Plant Science. Peter Attended the University of Florence, Italy for Junior and senior year while in Italy on an exchange program. A love for gardens, architecture and art history, Peter has traveled and spent time in Italy, Europe, Indian, Nepal, Tibet, Asia, China, Singapore, Bermuda and throughout the United States. These valuable life experience gave me further insight into the Landscape Architecture, Art History, Horticulture and Botany.


  • Peter has studied and continues to study at the N.Y. Botanical gardens and is accredited with horticulture and landscape design. Peter attended the Cary Institute of Ecological system studies in Millbrook, NY with studies in their Landscape Design department.  He has a certificate from the Rhode Island University in Permaculture Design. Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered around simulating or directly utilizing the patters and features observed in a natural ecosystem.  Peter Atkins is also an accredited North East Organic Land Care specialist since 2010.


  • Peter was born and raised in Bedford Village, NY. The business has always been centered around Bedford and Pound Ridge, NY. We are a full service landscaping company. The company's success is due largely to the fact that we are able to serve our clients from the very beginning of a project through all phases of design, planning, construction and maintenance to insure the design vision is achieved and sustained.

 I welcome the opportunity to create a garden sanctuary for you.

Catherine B.

Client

"When you have a landscape design project, it is imperative to hire someone with experience in project management. This is more than landscaping; it is more like construction. Peter Atkins and Associates understands this and will work with you to ensure organization and coordination across the various parties. The way Peter Atkins was able to not only coordinate our project, but to also consistently communicate next steps was amazing. He is a real artist with strong project management skills for which discerning buyers should pay a premium. We have worked with several landscapers. Peter Atkins and Associates is by far the best and we would recommend them for your project, large or small". 

Properties under the care for specialty garden managment

LANDSCAPE MAINTEANNCE ACCOUNT FOR PETER ATKINS
estate property

Getting Started with A Meeting

CHOOSING THE RIGHT KIND OF LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE FIRM Lots of landscaping companies offer basic yard maintenance services. That is, mowing, edging, mulching, weeding, and spring and fall clean-ups. We call this service mow, blow and run maintenance. Its a bunch of guys, with little horticultural knowledge pruning your shrubs into mushrooms with gas shears and destroying the character of the plant in this fast paced job.


A standard landscape maintenance company will keep your lawn and gardens looking

trimmed But is neat and presentable enough for you? More importantly, is it enough for your gardens?


Before we get into the nuts and bolts of what makes the difference in garden care and landscape maintenance, let’s agree that gardens are not a “set and forget” affair. Your landscape is a living, ever-changing ecosystem that evolves and needs consistent, knowledgeable care over time to achieve its full potential. That requires trained personnel who are attentive to all the details in the landscape both mechanical (Irrigation, Lightings) and horticultural (Plants).


Peter Atkins and Associates began this business with the reality that some properties deserve special attention in how they are maintained. Some properties have lots of beautiful shrubs like azaleas, rhododendrons, boxwoods, flowering trees that require attention with proper pruning. Other properties have perennial gardens that require deadheading, staking, dividing, soil amendments and other landscape gardens require many services from lawn cutting, mulching, cleanups.


The reason we are different is that we selects properties that we wish to maintain with our appointed gardeners. Other jobs come to us from referrals, our website and word of mouth sales. We are a full service landscape architecture, construction and fine garden care business.


Our entire range of services is provided by our in house staff and trusted contractors enabling us to stand behind our work with an unparalleled lifetime guarantee.


These teams will visit your gardens to take care of hand weeding, deadheading, planting your annuals, planting your pots, deadheading your roses, hand prune your shrubs, customized organic turf care, in house masonry, fencing and landscape installations.


Peter will email the client with property updates of what was completed after each visit.


Top-notch garden care makes the difference between a garden that flourishes in all seasons and one that doesn’t live up to its potential.

Pruning Knock out Roses

Pruning Roses

Two Gardeners Planting Front Door Planters in Greenwich

What is Detailed Maintenance Care

We provide comprehensive garden care with weekly visits during the growing season and select winter visits.  Under direction from our Head Horticulturalist, Peter Atkins, our care regimen is tailored to each landscape and can include spring clean-up,  turf care, weeding, care of perennial beds and fall leaf management.  We also offer woody plant care for plants under 14 feet in height which includes pruning and Integrated Pest Management


  • A Fine Gardener’s singular goal is to vigilantly care for the soil, plants, and design compositions viewed through the lens of a dynamic natural system. This means that we must look at the garden with the eyes of a trainer and a caretaker. Consequently, we ask, “How can we make this perform better, look better, and be healthier?”


Team Hand Pruning Spreading Blue Spruce

man pruning Hoopis spruce

Team hand pruning loose shoots on Taxus Yews

Gardener pruning Taxus yews

WHY A MAINTENANCE CONTRACT?

A maintenance contract provides a solid basis when it comes to putting the agreements into formal writing. Peter Atkins and Associates organizes which tasks should be carried out and you know exactly what you can expect from us. We will also provide a clear financial picture, in line with your personnel budget so that you will not be faced with any unpleasant surprises. Customization and personal contact are paramount. Some advantages listed:


• Appointed Gardeners stay with your property yearly. Supervision with senior horticulturist Peter Atkins who is on the job ever day.

• Always the right maintenance at the right time.

• A professional specialized landscaper with knowledge of your flower, edible, low maintenance and native gardens.

• A personal contact, your trusted landscaper.

• Affordable through fast and planned appointments.


Which maintenance contract should I choose?

Depending on your wishes, there are various options for implementing the maintenance contract. After an introductory meeting, we will create a tailor-made maintenance plan for you with the details of the contract and the frequency of the visits. In short you can choose between a limited and an extensive maintenance contract.


You may want to carry out a number of activities yourself, but you can partially outsource the garden maintenance to us. Think of the shape cutting of flowering ornamental trees, shrubs and bulbs for example. When it is clear how large the size of the garden maintenance is and what the hours are to be spent on this, you know exactly what you spend every year on the care of the garden.



Team Transplanting in Pound Ridge in White and Blue Garden

Team Spreading Mulch

The Team Digging the  Base of a woodland Waterfall

Building a water fall with Peter Atkins and Associates

Arborist speaking with a homeowner about the fungus

Plant Health care consultation

Proper Pruning of Ornamental Tree Example

Pruning a tree - the correct method

Maintenance and Design Collaborate Together.

We approach our projects with the idea that landscape design and garden maintenance are two sides of the same coin. A garden is more successful when it is cared for with the design intention in mind. And good design always takes long-term care and sustainability into account.


There is a direct connection between landscape maintenance and landscape design. Strategic garden care is a natural extension of design because the landscape design--the selections of plants, the groupings, and the geometry of the site--set the course for the maintenance to follow. At Peter Atkins, we call this design-conscious approach to all-in-one landscape and garden care - Garden Management.


Besides respect for design, our garden management process is steeped in horticultural expertise. Fine-tuning the landscape by adding color displays or perennial groupings, or by making meticulous adjustments (pruning, cutting back, thinning out, transplanting), is what brings out its greatness. Aside from the aesthetic benefit, skilled plant care promotes good health by letting air and light into the interior of plants, and stimulating growth and longevity.


When building and caring for the gardens of our clients, we use natural and proven organic methods. We are very proud to be an accredited Northeastern Organic Land Care business. Organic gardening starts with smart plant selection. When plants are in the right place–well suited to the site requirements, spaced and planted correctly and are given the care they need to become established–they thrive and need little or no intervention from us. An organic approach also avoids using toxic chemicals and other materials that harm the larger environment in and around your garden, business and home.

PETER ATKINS WOULD LIKE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ENTIRE PROPERTY SERVICES WITH TOP VALUE

Estate on Shappan Point in Stamford. Full time estate Gardeners

THE PROCESS TO WORK TOGETHER ON YOUR PROJECT.

Whether you want to update your current landscape, build a new home, or add an addition, you are an indispensable member of our design team. After all, no one knows better than you how you want your landscape to look or how you want to enjoy it.


The design process begins with a face-to-face meeting in your home where we explore your “dream” landscape. Our mission is to help determine what you would like to see and how you want to use your landscape and gardens.


Before the art of landscape design starts, we conduct a scientific site inventory and analysis, using topography maps, aerial images and photos we have taken of the job site. We ask ourselves the question, “What is the site telling us we can do?” And we ask you, “What is your vision for the site?” We listen and distill this information. These conversations and data become the guiding framework for the process as we move forward. After your vision is established, we create a program for the project that lists the design’s scope items. Next, we start to sketch loose ideas in the form of overlay studies. These overlay studies are pared down to one option that we’ll further detail in the design phase.


From the initial meeting through to the finished projects, we want you to feel comfortable, confident and involved. Our team of landscape technicians and gardeners implement each design robustly and methodically that ensures your landscape garden project is constructed to exacting standards.


We pride ourselves on not only designing your garden but on delivering unique, professional landscaping each time. We will work closely with you from day one, exploring multiple options and discussing schedule and budget. We will remain partners as your landscape partners for the life of the property through our meticulous fine garden maintenance services. We offer a minimum of two year warrantee on our project as long we have a signed contract and are responsible for the care and maintenance of the landscape/gardens that we have built or renovated. All projects are always supervised by Peter Atkins and Mary Ann Henry.


This ensures two desired outcomes: you’ll end up with exactly the landscape you asked us to build for your property and you will have a great rewarding experience helping to make this happen.


  • Every landscape varies in scale and complexity. 
  • We will break this down into categories giving written cost for the job.
  • All of our landscape and gardens are guaranteed to be successful.
  • We offer comprehensive landscape maintenance services for all our gardens.
Gardener working with customer in the garden

What’s a Garden Coach?

A coach is a cross between a consultant, designer, and a landscaper. A designer will give you ideas and plans, but won’t do the work. A landscaper will come in and do the work, but won’t teach you how. A coach is the best of both worlds. I’ll come in and offer design and plant selection ideas and maintenance tips. Then I’ll come back and actually work with you to perform some of the tasks.


A garden coach is for those gardeners who want to do their own gardening and landscaping, but need help getting started and knowing how to do specific projects. I’m comfortable working with absolute beginners to knowledgeable Master Gardeners. For labor intensive projects we have a team of very qualified gardeners who work side by side with Peter Atkins. These teams can perform construction such as fences, masonry, water features planting projects and fine garden maintenance services.

Heather, P

Garden Coach Customer

“We’re enthusiastic beginner gardeners with too little time. Peter Atkins offered great ideas and knowledgeable answers to all of our questions. He gave just the right amount of information to be comprehensive without being overwhelming. Among other things, Peter offered great ideas to simplify efforts in the vegetable garden, had trouble shooting tips for pests in the flower gardens, and helped de-mystify the best methods of wintering roses. His knowledge was incredibly helpful, and his genuine encouragement was motivating.”

Project Management

We are a full service firm that offers design and building solutions so that you can make your dream landscape a reality.


Landscape project managers such as Peter Atkins and Mary Ann Henry are well-versed in many of the most important aspects of company’s success. They are the company’s eyes and ears on project sites, ensuring work is done according to plan, managing and motivating team members and working with office staff and vendors to coordinate successful project installations and site management. 


Project Management

Landscape design and project management go hand in hand together to insure the finished design is installed in the way it was intended.  When you are ready to begin your project, We can support you through each step, from the bid process to the installation of the landscape design. We work with highly qualified contractors who provide fine craftsmanship, excellent customer service and have solid reputations and references. Managing your project insures that the end result will follow the original design vision. When a defined completion is stated we meet that deadline.


LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE & GARDEN DESIGN PLANS EXECUTED BY PETER ATKINS AND ASSOCIATES

Design Example for a pool project.  Peter Atkins and Associates. LLC
This is a master plan for a residential estate. Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC
Vegetable Garden Drawing presented to a client. We used mortise and tension raised vegetable beds that are custom made for Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC
Design, Build and Maintain Client Packages by Peter Atkins and Associates., LLC

Most people shy away from creating their own new gardens for fear that, after all the time and money spent, it just may not turn out as expected. Designing a garden properly takes a great deal of knowledge and creativity and labor to do the job correctly.


If you feel though you would benefit from professional help, we suggest that you read through the website site and see if the focus of our work would be a perfect fit for your next project.


We are highly trained, passionate and creative professionals that would like to put a smile on every client’s face by enhancing their built environment and quality of life.


We suggest you interview us and see if we can help you with your next design project.



Landscape Architect

"Peter Atkins and Associates serve its clients by guiding you through a thoughtfully curated design experience, that yields creativity, hard work, consistency, curiosity and thinking beyond the typical cookie cutter landscape. It requires vison, skill and sensitivity to unlock the potential of an open space". 




LANDSCAPE PLANNING YOUR PROJECT

It is our goal to help you fall in love with your landscape. We strive to create personalized, vibrant and beneficial landscape designs that compliment your mature garden, solve existing design challenges or provide a complete landscape overhaul.


Landscape design services include:

  • A scaled landscape plan including plants and hardscape
  • A full plant list with points of interest
  • A personalized mood board to help you visualize the plant combinations
  • A detailed estimate and project plan

Elements in the design that we are not equipped to address will be referred to trusted contractors.


 WHAT TO EXPECT WITH YOUR LANDSCAPE DESIGN PROCESS:

  • The initial one-hour consultation there is no charge for this consultation.  During this time, we get to know the project scope, your preferences and budget to make sure it is a good fit.
  • You will be provided with a rough estimate for your design at the time of the initial consultation. You will receive a detailed project plan and estimate at the time of the design review.
  • Payment for the design work is due at the time of the follow up review.
  • Designs $500-$3,500 depending on scope and scale.
  • Once your design is finalized, your place on the  Peter Atkins and Associates  installation schedule is secured with a 50% deposit.
  • If you are interested in design services, please contact us as soon as possible.

Master Plan Layout for a Property

Master Plan Layout by Peter Atkins and Associates

The entire process coordinated by Peter Atkins and Associates. LLC

Landscape Management

Jonathan H.   Client

"Aspire to Hire! The most creative and beautiful estates I have ever seen have been transformed and maintained by this man,. With vision like Monet and a touch like Lalique Peter will transition your property into a picture book that will have others talking long after the next season turns the page.”

Here we take a photograph of the location and then through some magic software paint a realistic picture of what the intended space could look like when planted;
New Construction Home where we used Pros cape Design software to design the blank canvas sight. Peter Atkins and Associates., LLC
cad drawing
cad work

3D DESIGN FOR A FOUNDATION PLANTING.

New Construction Home where we used Pros cape Design software to design the blank canvas sight. Peter Atkins and Associates., LLC
New Construction Home where we used Pros cape Design software to design the blank canvas sight. Peter Atkins and Associates., LLC

New Construction Job Options

3D DESIGN FOR A POLLATOR PERENNIAL PLANTING.

Full Image

Pollinator Pathway Project

Old Grand Entrance in Cos Cob, CT

PROPERTY IN COS COB ASKED TO MODIFY THE FRONT ENTRANCE WALKWAY

Finished Masonry Job in Cos Cob, CT

Rebuilt walkway in Cos Cob, CT.

Two Rescue Black Labs

Cos Cob, CT

"Peter thank you for helping us make the grand entrance . Peter this was a complex job with many different elevation and your team installed a home run.... I will be sure to recommend you when asked who did the job".


Contractors putting in drainage system

Steve and Keven Putting in Rip Rap Wall on Gravel Bed

Jane Magnolia Planted

Elegant home design photo in New York

The "Spade" still respected the best tool for transplanting

Worker with a shovel

Landscape Construction

Landscape construction can be a challenging process for the homeowner. Having a crew of strangers on your property all day. Being available for decisions as the inevitable problems surface. Dirt everywhere.


But when you work with us, many of those challenges disappear. We’ll hire the construction team that is the perfect fit for your project, including carpenters, metalworkers, masons, arborists, pool and spa installers, and lighting and irrigation specialists. We only work with people we know and trust that are apart of our network of contractors and artisans.


Peter Atkins and Mary Ann Henry will personally oversee the entire landscape construction and ongoing organic maintenance process to make sure all details is thoughtfully sourced, every design element is carefully crafted and every problem is dealt with quickly and efficiently to save both time and money. This dynamite team has been working together for over twenty eight years.

Day One New Customer in Armonk, NY

Finished Hardscape and Landscape

Landscape Construction Defined

Peter Atkins and Associates designs many different types of hardscape. The following summary details some of our offerings and explains the benefit of landscape construction:


  • Definition is sometimes clearer or easier when describing what something is not rather than what it is. Landscape construction or hardscapes, as some refer to it, is everything in the landscape that is NOT planting. It is not alive. It does not grow. With minor exception it does not change its form after the job's completion. What you see is usually what you get - as opposed to the diversely fluid life span of the planted garden.


  • Landscape construction certainly defines outdoor space in the same way that planting beautifies outdoor space. Successful construction design and implementation can delineate space in a way that brings continuity and flow between the house and garden. It fortifies the functionality of the garden, pulling the user out as a participant rather than a mere observer. Its results are usually very immediate and, in most cases, permanent. It allows landscape to become architecture.

Rear Lawn Planted with Lots of Spring Azaleas

Tread Stairs Signature Item with Lime Light Hydrangeas

Tread stairs and hydrangea beds by Peter Atkins

Dangerous Path to the Backyard

Masonry & Planting Plan in Armonk, NY

PROPERTY IN POUND RIDGE GETS NEW ENTRANCE TO THE REAR OF THE PROPERTY

Installing a patio is created

MASONRY ON A SMALL JOB IN BEDFORD

Permeable Patio Garden Project

NEW MASONRY JOB IN BEDFORD, NY WITH MASONRY

Project 2018 - 2021 - Pound Ridge

  • This project below started when I was referred to a clients home to do some hydro seeding on a slope that was always difficult.  After showing our portfolio and spending numerous months on Saturday morning with the client, Peter Atkins and our client decided to transform the slope into a perennial garden. It would have a retaining wall that is 95 feet wall long and a large perennial garden would be placed within its wall. On top of the wall is a large border of Hydrangeas, carpet roses, edible berry and other shrubs. Within the garden would be a fountain for song birds and a patio below the garden with a portable fire pit for evening star gazing.  The vegetable garden was created that is 40x30 and hold many raised beds.  This was a two year process in design, collaboration and finally the year Covid arrived we were asked to install the job.  The job was installed in one year and follow year tweaking the design in year 2021.
  • Project Budget: $250,000 +

Job In Pound Ridge - Day One (House was Cream and Now Blue)

Pound Ridge, NY Property Entirely designed and Project Management by Peter Atkins  and Associates. 2019-2020. The first day Peter arrived at the new property in Pound  Ridge.   More Photo to follow

Driveway Apron to this Estate

Pound Ridge, NY Driveway Gate using a geometric design for this country estate. Design and Project Management Peter Atkins. Masonry by in house masonry team.  Late Summer 2020

Tread Stairs Under Construction

Tread Stair Completed

Tread Stair Job Planted

Driveway Gates and Retaining Wall with Plants

Entryway - entryway idea in New York

Washington Hawthorn Orchard looking back at Wall and Gate

Pound Ridge, NY Washington Hawthorn Trees hand selected from a tree farm in Sullivan County, NY. This is a fabulous tree. White Flowers, Red Berries, interesting bark and scarlet foliate.  Deer Proof

Tucker Z

Armonk, NY

"SPECTACULAR - Everyone loves the stone work. The entrance to this house now has an updated front door courtyard and walkway with updated foundation planting. This job was complex as there are changing elevations and thus the work was intensive. Roberto and Ludwin worked hard to make this job a beautiful statement. It turned out better than we had envisioned. A huge plus to Peter Atkins who was project leader and Peter was at the job site every day to solve and keep the team focused on on the job deadline".

Steep Slope. This was the backyard-What to do with the space?

Pound Ridge, NY Home. Client asked me what can we do with this hillside. See the pictures to follow.

Hardscape Installed First which was the wall and the patio

(B) We built a retaining wall that is 95 feet long x 36 inches high x 21 inches wide.  The goal was to build a perennial garden on the slope and the patio to support a firepit and shrubs and perennial

Master Piece of the Slope Job

Exclusive Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC - Pollinator Garden. Took a slope backyard and turned into a pollinator garden for all birds, insects and wildlife

Upper Westchester County

Client now 5 years

"Ludwin and Roberto  did an excellent job. Very professional, from the estimate and proposal process, through scheduling, through execution and clean up.  True artistic craftsmanship, completed with a passion and professionalism that is all too rare with contractors today. You can shop around, but if you are seriously looking for top-quality stone work, delivered professionally, you'll wind up hiring this team who is managed by Peter Atkins"

Exclusive Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC - Pollinator Garden. Took a slope backyard and turned into a pollinator garden for all birds, insects and wildlife. This is a two year garden.
Exclusive Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC - Pollinator Garden. Took a slope backyard and turned into a pollinator garden for all birds, insects and wildlife
Exclusive Peter Atkins and Associates. LLC
the tread stairs
Gladiolus in the Garden
Landscape Front door with mums

Laying out Vegetable Garden to be born

Day One - Setup Garden. Raised Vegetable Garden. We design to fit your space, use raised beds because they soil warms up faster, organic plants and complete maintenance and harvesting services. Exclus

Finished Vegetable Garden with Plants Growing

Culinary Raised Vegetable Garden. This is nine beds that measure 8x4 and 6x4. Root vegetables, Salad, Tomatoes and Herb. This garden produced 235 pounds of tomatoes in 2020. The entire system is desig

Large Lattice Fence with Critter mesh to stop small animals from entering garden.

Exclusive Peter Atkins and Associates.,LLC

Sara & Jeff, B


"Peter is a great communicator and is excellent to work with. He and his team  not only possesses excellent plant knowledge, but  their recommendations for cutting gardens, vegetable garden and perennial gardens have been spot on. The landscaping is gorgeous, all the plants, trees and shrubs are thriving and perfectly situated. I am now able to entertain and enjoy this space every day. I highly recommend Peter!"

Coastal Property In Rye, NY

This is a coastal property on Long Island sound .We planted  salt tolerant perennials off the walkway to his home. Peter Atkins and Associates

Manursing Island Estate

Rye , NY

"We discovered Peter from friends and From start to finish, it was an absolute pleasure to work with Peter Atkins. He designed and managed our landscape project north of New York City on the coast line in Rye, NY with knowledge, skill, care and enthusiasm. A wonderful listener and hard worker,  Peter wove together all the pieces needed to make our dream come true. We would also like to recommend all services including his highly knowledgeable gardeners who continue to make this property as showpiece".

mary ann henry

Mary Ann Henry - Business Partner

* Client Development

* Project Management

* Special Events Coordinator

* Retired Private Pilot (Non Commercial)


"As Client Relations Manager, I consider exceptional communication and quality assurance to be paramount. However small the detail, my goal is to ensure all of our clients are left unconditionally satisfied with their investment in our work.”   

Mary Ann with Ginger

MaryAnn surrounded by lots of young Cavaliers at Breeder Home

Our Family of Dogs

Ginger our Black and Tan King Charles Cavalier Spaniel

Ginger our black and tan cavalier spaniel

Scarlett our King Charles Cavalier Spaniel

scarlet henry-ATKINS

The importance for Organic Land Care.

Scarlett our Ruby Cavalier was diagnosed with Lymphoma (Cancer) She went with Mary Ann and Peter everywhere. Animal scientist were pointing finger that chemicals in landscapes was making dogs and cats very sick and when this young dog was diagnosed with cancer we knew that most of our properties were not treated organically but with chemicals.


In 2010, we became an Northeaster Organic Land Care business (NOFA) and we are a completely organic land care business for our properties. We do not use synthetic fertilizers, chemical imputes or anything that will harm pets, humans or wildlife.

Perennial Gardens  is defined as collaboration, design, installation and keeping the garden low upkeep

Perennial Garden

Mixed Begionas under the Old Crabapple Orchard

Annual Gardens under the old fashioned crabapples

Cleome Garden (annual) and blue lacecap Hydrangeas with fountain

Building Annual Flower Gardens for our clients gardens

Annual Planting bed off the garage by Peter Atkins
Peter Atkins Customer Garden planted with Annuals
Peter Atkins Mum Garden On Shappan Point in Stamford CT.

Designer, Horticulturist, Project Management

Jean Galle, Landscape Architect

Jean Galle, Landscape Architect

  • Jean’s love of nature started as a child in Ohio. Long walks in the woods looking for wildflowers with her father taught her valuable lessons.
  • The desire to become a professional Landscape designer came when Jean heard about sustainable green roofs and the positive effects for cities and the environment. Jean graduated 1st in her class at Columbia University’s Master’s of Landscape Design.
  • Shortly after she received a Flower Garden Design certificate from New York Botanical Garden.
  • Her gardens designs are unique with the play of line, form and texture with many details – design knowledge gained from her 2 former successful careers – that of a ballet dance and fashion designer. Jean’s designs match the site, keeping the clients desires in mind with infusions of color, year around interest and a bit of surprise and whimsy. Native plants are used when possible and the environment and pollinators are always concerned. Besides designing for Peter, Jean has her own clients in New York City and New Jersey Shore and freelances for other NYC based landscape companies. Peter and I met at the New York Botanical Garden and the rest is history.
  • Auto Cad,
  • Free Hand
  • Botanical Illustrator

Jean at New Jersey Shore with Tinker (Rescue)

Jean Galle at NY Botanical Gardens Horticulture Class

Landscape Masonry, Pots and Maintenance

Landscape Masonry, Pizza Oven and Pergola

Hardscape (Masonry, Fences and Water Compositions)

Hardscape design can help you turn a plain and monotonous space into a delightful and inviting work of art where you will love to spend your time.


Our in house hardscape and landscaping professionals have experience in many different types of patio choices, including pavers, wet and dry laid natural stone, and brick. Patios and decks often include outdoor kitchen, water features, a fire pit, or a fireplace. Retaining walls serve a useful purpose by holding back the earth from certain areas. They can also be a decorative addition to any landscape design. In fact, this type of hardscape construction is sometimes performed simply for aesthetic purposes! Retaining walls can be constructed using several materials, including natural stone, paver, or brick.


Our design team will work closely with you to determine your needs and develop a design you will cherish and enjoy for years to come.

Moving Water is very relaxing next to a patio setting

Water Fall in the Garden

Water Gardening is a new service with Peter Atkins and Associates

Waterfall that is man made empties from woodlands on a natural slope that was asking for a water display. The dream was created and we added the hydrangea and the yellow creeping jenny on the large fl

Pond with Masonry Dam with Water Channels to put oxygen in the water below with Koi

KOI POND WITH PATIO ABOVE. HAKENCLAWA GRASSES FILL THE POTS AT THE TERRACE. PETER ATKINS AND ASSOCIATES, LLC

Local Stone Steps into Woodland Setting

Steps into the woods by peter atkins

Herb Garden with Flagstone Pavers outlined with Sod

herb garden and flagstone pavers with grass joints by Peter Atkins

Tread Steps laid into River Rock Rounds for Path

flagstone and river rock walkway

Flagstone Patio, Walls, Annuals, New Fence..

Pool landscape planting with annuals

Masonry Applications that are effective in many forms

Pound Ridge, NY Driveway Gate using a geometric design for this country estate. Design and Project Management Peter Atkins. Masonry by in house masonry team.  Late Summer 2020

Pound Ridge Driveway Apron

Entryway - entryway idea in New York

Grand Entrance Wall with Gate

Tread Stairs along the Rose Garden

Boxwood Courtyard with fountain.  This garden is still under construction. Its final stage will be a rose garden.

Boxwood Courtyard Garden

Red Brick is becoming a lost Art

Fieldstone path through the Hosta garden finds small patio w chairs. A great place to relax and read a book!

Stepping Stones in Woodland for Meditation

Blue Stem Meadow with Pool

Lap Pool within Meadow Setting. This pool is located in Northern Westchester, NY. It is completely surrounded by blue stem and summer perennial meadow.  Peter Atkins and Associates. LLC

Vegetable Garden

Patio an Ecosystem

Pergola with Whisteria

Amish Gazabo for Star Gazing

This is an Amish Built Gazebo we bought for our client from Lancaster, Pa. It arrived. To keep the character of the wood we linseed oiled the structure ever two years to preserve this awesome color. D

Lattice Fence and Roses

Vegetable  Garden Behind Garage

Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC

Fieldstone Pavers into Front Door

Flagstone and firepit with Gardens

Perennial Chives with Stepers

Unilock Driveway in Stamford, CT

Gravel Paths and Epic Planters

Emia

Upper Westchester County

We've had the pleasure of working with Peter Atkins and his staff on several occasions over the past 10 years - three patios, an outdoor fireplace and a circular driveway in brown unlock which we must admit is stunning. Peter consistently demonstrated an attention to detail and follow-up throughout the entire project. He is a trusted craftsman who is well respected and is referred to family, friends and anyone in need of quality mason work. We look forward to our next project!

Unilock Driveway in tones of brown to pick up color sequence in trim of  house architecture

Driveway Apron - Block/Cement

driveway approns

Driveway Apron - Block/Cement

Belgium block apron in mortar

Driveway Apron - Block/Cement

Firepit with Unilock and Flagstone

In Ground Firepit

Flagstone Patio with Fire Pit

Unilock Pavers, Permanable, Lifetime Warrantee and Elegant. Who needs blacktop that must be replaced every three years?

Home in North Stamford.   Unilock Pavers Driveway. Front foundation to be enhanced. Early Stage of the job. Fall 2020. Peter Atkins and Associates.,LLC

Client in North Stamford, CT

Unilock Pavers are guaranteed for the lifetime and Blacktop last three years

Client in Darian, CT


Whether you are building a complete driveway or a residential walkway, patio or pool patio, Unilock can provide you with a range of shapes, colors and textures second to none within the precast concrete industry. Life time guarantee with these products. Our Masons are authorized installer for Unilock installations.



JOANNE

"I am so pleased with my veggie garden! It is well done and the process was professional. It is very rare to feel like you’ve gotten what you paid for in home improvement, but I feel gratified in my decision to trust Peter Atkins and Associates and make the investment.”

Cutting Garden and Vegetable Garden - Pollinator Garden

KITCHEN, HERB AND FLOWER GARDEN.  Peter Atkins and Associates., LLC.

Historic Home in Bedford - Updated Foundation Planting

Foundation plantings for this historical home that requested an upgraded setting. Keeping to plants that are traditions we kept the colors warm and with four seasons of color. Peter Atkins and Associa

Barbara

Bedford Realtor

" Peter Atkins  is a talented landscape Designer and container designer. He he has helped to re-design some of our larger properties  as well as to select and design our planting containers when we need vibrant pots for open houses, garden staging, parties and special events. Peter is extremely knowledgeable regarding plants and has an educated, experienced understanding as to what will best fit your home/business terrain and make a lasting impression. I highly recommend Peter for your future projects."


Porch Pots staged on a House for Sale in Bedford, NY

Red Mandeville and Purple Scavola Planters. Peter Atkins and Associates.

'We take great pride in our professionalism. We strive to exceed our customers expectation and we usually do! Our ultimate goal is to turn all of our clients into passionate references. Currently, we derive 85% of our business from client recommendations. This is the testament that we are a strong, dedicated team achieving our goals… one beautiful project at a time'.

Established in 2000, over 22 years of experience.

Christina

Greenwich, CT

"We had an old-fashioned garden, which we loved, but had become quite overgrown and not very easy to “live” in or maintain. We wanted a garden designer with knowledge, imagination and vision, to retain some of the original beauty of the old garden but make it a more usable space with more ease of maintenance. 


"Some friends had had their garden “redesigned” but we found it to be very contrived; we were concerned about whether our own ideas would be taken into account and followed through to the end design; we were also concerned that the garden service might be very expensive.


We were delighted from the very first meeting –  Peter Atkins  put us at ease and was interested in getting to know us as people before we ever talked about plants. He  listened well, as much of what we told him in this first meeting he  managed to incorporate into the final design. Waiting for the plans was very exciting and the large color plans were very helpful in getting us to visualize the finished garden".  


Peter didn’t just design our garden – He designed our garden for us, taking into account our ideas but also using his imagination and experience to transform it into a beautiful space". The gardens are now planted....I can not wait to invite our family and we are looking forward to use our vegetable garden in all our dishes. The peony garden and the roses have won my heart...finally a childhood memory has arrived in my own garden." CB


Project Budget: $150,000 - $200,000 +

Christina Perennial Garden by Peter Atkins

This garden is in Greenwich CT.  This garden has been a long time in making.  The Arbor was placed in the  garden to offset the random color. What can not be seen from the photo is that a 5 acre meado

JOHN L.

Bedford, NY

"Peter Atkins is an upbeat, creative, and competent designer who delivers an imaginative product on time and within budget. What more could you ask for?”    

Estate Front Door Entrance.

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Revised Grand Entrance

Artistic Front Door Entrance with Roses.

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Customer loves Roses so this is what we did

Traditional Front Door Entrance.

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Home on Lake Ave in Greenwich, CT

Urban Front Door Entrance

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Home in Armonk, NY

Historical Front Door Entrance in Bedford Village, NY

Victorian House Foundation Planting by Peter Atkins

Annette L.

North  Castle (Bedford)

"The best part of working with Peter Atkins and Associates Garden Design was the communication, we always knew what was happening and what was going to happen. They did amazing work and an exquisite design, and the lighting is incredible. Everything flows in such a balanced way. The plant selection is awesome. They chose plants that work well in our backyard environment and the design provides flowers and colorful drama all year long.


Our contractors were top notch, never invasive, and always patient with our questions. Peter Atkins, the owner was always on the property and Peter monitored all the work.  When we had a question about what was happening, we were also informed of the how and why promptly. We chose Peter Atkins and Associates because we really liked your approach to project management, it was comforting to know that you had not only the design expertise but also the schedule, budget, and contractor management taken care of. The best part of the experience of working with you was not having to worry about anything!"


Project Budget: $150,000 plus

This lawn is Organic Methods

Large sweeping lawn with woodland filled with Knock out roses, expo azaleas, at rear of the property.

This Garden is Organic Methods

Estate Landscape Maintenace

Maintained organically

Different shades of new Ginny impatient. Designed and planted by  Peter Atkins and Associates

Maintained Organically

New Canaan, CT  This is an organic lawn. Entire property maintained by team of gardener supervised by accredited Horticulturist. Masonry by our team. Peter Atkins and Associates. LLC

Organic Lawn...Is this your lawn?

Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC

This Property is organic is yours?

Estate in Greenwich CT. Summer Annuals bloom Knockout Roses, White Man Davila and Fall Corn Husk welcome Halloween to this fine property.  Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC

WHY WORKING WITH AN ORGANIC LAND CARE ON YOUR PROPERTY IS A SMART DECISION.

  • When organics products and services are consistently used on your lawns and landscape, we promise to protect your family, pets, soil and water from chemical imputes and synthetic fertilizers.
  • We have  developed and practiced a proven organic land care for your property. Your family will reap immediate rewards from the reduction of exposure to harmful chemical applications that many landscape companies use.
  • For many homeowners, organic lawn care is an attractive option and a growing trend. Many in our community are working hard to be more environmentally conscious, and lawn care is a big part of that. However, moving from a chemical to an organic lawn care regiment will take time and require an adjustment in immediate expectations.
  • To make an educated, informed decision about what will work best for you, your family, and your lawn, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of each approach.


Pros of Organic Lawn Care


1. Chemical exposure is reduced. While most lawn care chemicals have been proven safe, there is peace of mind in knowing that you have reduced exposure for yourself, your family, and your pets. Also, when you use organic lawn treatments there will not be days that you have to avoid your lawn after treatment.


2. It is difficult to over-apply. Organic fertilizers slowly break down over time to nourish your soil, whereas with chemical treatments the plants absorb the fertilizer quickly. Use too high of a concentrate of chemical fertilizers and they can easily burn your lawn. Organic fertilizers release slowly based on the needs of your soil and turf, so that over time soil quality will improve.


3. Organic lawn treatments revitalize the ecosystem of your lawn. Chemical fertilizers inherently strip your soil of the nutrients your lawn needs, this includes microbes and earthworms. Your grass may look healthy after a chemical fertilizer, but chances are, that’s only skin deep, as it is easily susceptible to pests or disease. Organic treatments enhance your soil and enable it to keep its own natural nutrients.

Compost Bin on a private property in Pound Ridge

Compost pile by Peter Atkins and Associates

Two  Bin System Compost Pile. Green and Brown Organic Waste

Compost pile system

What Is Compost Made Of

"Compost is a mixture of ingredients used to fertilize and improve the soil. It is commonly prepared by decomposing plant and food waste and recycling organic materials. The resulting mixture is rich in plant nutrients and beneficial organisms, such as worms and fungal mycelium. Compost improves soil fertility in gardens, landscaping, horticulture, urban agriculture, and organic farming. The benefits of compost include providing nutrients to crops as fertilizer, acting as a soil conditioner, increasing the humus or humic acid contents of the soil, and introducing beneficial colonies of microbes that help to suppress pathogens in the soil. Compost can also be used for land and stream reclamation, wetland construction, and landfill cover".



Elizabeth Carlton

Bedford, NY

"Peter Atkins and his plant health care staff have provided us with excellent lawn care for over 20 years. Peter also maintained all the perennials gardens, the boxwood gardens  and my champanion roses that I saved from my mothers garden. According to our neighbors, we consistently have the most beautiful lawn and Property in Bedford in all seasons!


Peter and William Barnhart with Willberco, Inc. are extremely easy to work with and if there is an occasional weed or funky looking something in the yard, just give Peter or William a call and they respond quickly and keep you updated.   Thank you, Peter, for your help through the years!"


Maintenance Budge:  Anonymous

Todd and Sally

New Canaan, CT

“We were extremely happy with our decision to collaborate with  Peter Atkins and Associates on our landscape project. I was not sure what to expect when contracting with a landscape company but we received top value services from all tradesman involved. Clearly Peter is respected within his trade and we benefited from his connection and project management leadership"





EDIBLE GARDENS THAT ARE ORGANIC

North Salem Vegetable Garden...Good for Tomatoes not much else would grow

Old vegetable garden gets face lift

North Salem Vegetable Garden was built as a 35 Year Anniversary Gift to Pam

DESIGNED, BUILT AND MAINTENANCE BY PETER ATKINS AND ASSOCIATES LLC

Greenwich Childrens Play Set Space.

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  Greenwich "Play Set" Vegetable Garden Feeds Family.

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VEGETARIAN GARDEN FOR "JOANN" KITCHEN GARDEN

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Regular Vegetable Garden in Greenwich, CT

Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC

Rustic Vegetable Garden in Armonk, NY

Regular Vegetable/Herbs in South Salem, NY

Regular Vegetable Garden we maintain.

Traditional Vegetable Garden. Straw is used on the path not to compact  the paths from traffic.  The marigolds help reduce insects activity as a smell that bad insects do not like. Corn, squash, Tomat

Straight Rows are successful

We plant our gardens so that they are organized, productive and delicious when its time for harvest

Scarecrow Built for Childs Garden

"Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint and soil the sky as canvas" Elizabeth Murray

TESTIMONIALS

We have known Peter for a couple of years as we live in the same small quiet town. I had no idea he was involved in grounds maintenance. My only complaint was not calling on him sooner. He and his crew did an amazing job cleaning up our 1.5 acre yard and the cost effectiveness was well worth it. Much appreciated.Read More

Peter Atkins is a perfectionist who cares passionately about design, quality, and doing things the right way. He is attentive to every detail that goes in to creating and maintaining a beautiful garden and landscape. Peter designed a vegetable/flower garden--including fencing, raised beds, birdhouse, berry patch, etc.,-- that is completely harmonious with our topography and architecture. He was easy to work with and has a maintenance staff that is second to none. We were so pleased with this project that we now rely on Peter not only to care for our vegetable/flower garden, but to oversee the maintenance and care of all trees and shrubs on our property. Under his careful watch and pruning, he has upgraded our property and we couldn't be happier.Read More

After working with Peter for 2 years as a freelance designer – I hold him in high regards as a person and a businessman. He is true to his word, prompt and very knowledgeable in all aspects of the field of landscape - plants and horticulture and design. Peter stands out in a field where unanswered phone calls, unprofessional workmanship and knowledge is unfortunately common.Read More

Sophisticated gardens, great veggies, great people! Thanks Peter, we have had a thriving vegetable garden for two years that produces wonderful fruit and vegetables that taste so much better than I can buy in the store. My garden is a work of art! The garden was completely setup for us and maintained by Peter Atkins and Associates. We have been really impressed with the knowledge, enthusiasm and diligence of your business on every level. I love it that we can always try new vegetable varieties the following year. Clearly you have a “big green thump” and love what you do. Thank you.Read More

Our property was transformed from barren landscape into a lush, distinguished garden seven years ago. Peter Atkins, a certified horticulturist has been instrumental in creating, maintaining and managing our grounds. He is committed and knowledgeable about all aspects of landscaping. He clearly has a passion for building gardens that blend so naturally into he land that surrounds our home. Just this year he designed a 30x40 vegetable garden that it truly exquisite and the rave of my girlfriends. Dedicated to customer satisfaction, Peter has managed and nurtured our property to the full potential. He has brought about change by means of talent. It is with pleasure that I can highly recommend, with great confidence Peter AtkinsRead More

“We have been clients of your firm for over 10 years. Your firm has always provided an extraordinarily high and professional level of service and attention. We love the fact that the business is accredited NOFA-Organic Land Care which provides us with peace of mind with our children and our dogs. Our large property and houses require Peters expert gardeners who are at our house a few days a week. His teams do our landscaping, maintenance, tree and shrubbery preservation and provide constant attention to his vibrant outdoor planters and the perennial and shade gardens. We are delighted with the care, imagination and expertise you bring to these tasks. As a person, Peter has a real understanding of a client’s needs. Always making projects his own. Attention to detail with a real sense of practicality is a real hallmarks of a great designer. He has both of these characteristics in spades”.Read More

"We hired Peter Atkins and Associates after using another landscape maintenance company for almost five years until we listened to our neighbors. The difference is obvious! Peter's business provides impeccable garden landscape services. Peter teams are flexible, hard working and extraordinary capable.. It is very clear that his employee have been trained by Peter as they are detailed oriented and go the extra mile to make our property special. Peter is always on the job site, he is the type of person that truly wants to do something nice for you. Choose Peter Atkins and Associates if you want an ethical and reasonable company to work with. Thank you for your patience and gentle guidance from start to finish, all of which made the process fun in my perennial garden again. I promise you, you will be thrilled that you hired him"Read More

Peter Atkins is a rare treasure. He came into our lives this past summer and transformed our property. We have been struggling with plantings for 28 years. This man is so talented, creative and knowledgeable! His crew is very competent and well supervised by Peter himself. Not only does this firm do installation but ongoing maintenance as well. Peter is very generous in pointing out issues on the grounds that don't necessarily fall under his purview e.g. infestation in the Hemlocks, leaves falling from the specimen trees mid- summer. We have found Peter extremely responsive to calls, emails.Read More

After trying multiple landscapers in the area, we finally found Peter Atkins four years ago and we have been happy ever since. Peter understands our sensibility and our desire to have a natural garden in a woodland landscape. Everything he has planted is organic and native to the area. His design is directed by his artistic instincts and the land itself. He respects and has a natural affinity for the property. He designed, planted and diligently maintains our fern, vegetable and herb gardens. Additionally he has designed, planted and maintained a variety of flower gardens and walking paths, completely transforming the way we appreciate our property during every season. We highly recommend Peter and his team.Read More

When I contacted Peter he was enthusiastic about our smallish project to renovate the circle area of our driveway. In the late winter we met and spoke about the goals. After a careful review he gave us a quote which was reasonable and filled all our desires and more for the project. I would reservedly recommend using him for a landscaping project. In fact there are other areas of our property that we may work on with him in the future. (The actual cost was at the very low end of the approximate cost range.)Read More

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PETER ATKINS IS AVAILABLE TO SPEAK WITH YOU ABOUT YOUR PROJECT?

Let's talk about your dream yard


Initial consultations are completely free of charge—no strings attached (but cups of coffee graciously accepted). We'll come to your property, listen to your ideas and talk about how we can work together to create your dream landscape.

 

Tell us about your landscape goals! Are you interested in stonework, a new planting installation, habitat restoration, or maintenance services for a natural-looking landscape? Or maybe all of the above?


Book a FREE Discovery Call (914) 234 -0161 to learn more about how we can create a functional and Beautifully designed space that's uniquely you. 


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