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The client asked us to build a destination suitable for conversation under the star. We incorporated a patio with flagstone. We used the common blue stone pavers and also incorporated some earth tones
Fieldstone path through the Hosta garden finds small patio w chairs. A great place to relax and read a book!
THE PURPLE PERENNIAL GARDEN
Red Blazer Roses on Nantucket Picket Fence with Knockout Roses, Lambs Ear, Delphinium and creeping thyme between irregular shaped flagstone pavers.

Our Communication Policy It is the policy of Peter Atkins and Associates Landscaping to respond promptly to all phone calls, messages, texts & emails. We strive to respond within two hours and commit to respond to all contact requests received prior to 5 PM on the same day.

We are proud to be an accredited Organic Land Care (NOFA) company.

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Are you new to property ownership? Do you wish you could locate a problem solver for your property?

Are you unsure of how to go about caring for or designing your garden? We are here to help! When you book a design consultation with us, we will take the time to learn about your property, priorities, and preferences. Once we have identified your unique landscaping needs, we will become a one-stop resource for you, connecting you to our in house landscape technicians, gardeners and our trusted network of contractors.


Alternatively, if you already have a garden, you love but want to learn more about how to take proper care of it, we offer organic gardening and fine gardening services that include hand pruning, weeding, fertilization for your soils, edging, mulching and more. 


Unlike your typical “mow, blow, and go” landscaping crew, we are a New York Botanical Garden-trained team and Peter Atkins who has attended many classes at the Botanical Garden, The Ecological Society and Permaculture Institute. Peter hand selects this teams, they are trained by Peter and supervised by Peter Atkins.


We are immensely proud to be accredited Northeastern Organic Land Care specialist. We do not use chemical imputes of synthetic fertilizers or anything that can harm you on your property.



Mary Ann Henry and Peter Atkins (Business Partners)

Peter Atkins would like to be your Landscape Property Manager.

When you work with Peter Atkins,  I will become your garden advocate. I will be your single contact person within Peter Atkins and Associates who will be your local landscape partner. Having worked in the green industry for over 30 years and seen the growth patterns, problems gardens face and how materials weather, we have the experience to select and advise the best for your landscape, gardens, and your property.  


Peter Atkins and Mary Ann Henry are the eyes and ears behind our family business. We are a hand one owners, meaning we keeps the communications channel with our company simple with direct communication which is consistent and informative. At the conclusion of all daily work an email is sent to you sharing what was completed that day and what is planned for the next visits. This is also a time to keep the communication channel focused on you.


LARRY

Katonah, NY

"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!"



PETER ATKINS is an accredited Landscape Designer in New York and Connecticut. Peter is also accredited as a North East Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP). 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 continues to take classes at the New York Botanical Gardens in Design and Pruning.

  • What began as a mission to make landscapes more sustainable has grown into a collaborative team environment that includes innovative designers, seasoned craftsmen and supervised gardeners with an accredited Horticulturist. We are known for our creative and sophisticated gardens, meticulous gardening services, certified organic land care with lawn, tree, shrub, roses and edibles.  
  • Our project approach is unique because we understand landscapes from multiple perspectives: as a designer, builder and maintainer of these spaces.
  • We are a full service landscaping company. Some clients utilize just one aspect of our services, while others rely on us for all their landscape needs.
  • My projects cover the gamut, from designing intimate entrance areas and steep hillside  gardens, to developing comprehensive landscape plans for multi-acre properties.

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

The National Gardening Association
ACCREDITED HORTICULTURIST PETER ATKINS
ACCREDITED HORTICULTURIST PETER ATKINS

ACCREDITED HORTICULTURIST, (CPH)

Accredited Horticulturists  (Study in Soil Science, Botany and Chemistry)

  • Peter Atkins is an accredited  horticulturist in NY, CT  
  • William Barnhart is a accredited horticulturist in NY, CT, NJ

 

Why use an ACCREDITED HORTICULTURIST

  • A horticulturist is skilled in the cultivation of plants – from grasses, shrubs and trees to vegetables, fruits, and flowers. A New York/Connecticut Certified Horticulturist has the specialized training to understand and troubleshoot both common and unique garden and landscape problems and to recommend effective solutions. They are the professionals you can trust to help you with your garden and landscape projects.

Professional Garden Services …for a beautiful home.

Whether your style is traditional, cottage, minimalist or contemporary, our designers will create the garden design to suite your personality and property. We start where the lawn ends and the garden begins.


We specialize in restoration and renewal of gardens and problem spots. Residential garden and landscape design, updates, soil enrichment, drainage improvements, sod installation and lawn seeding.


Design and installation of walkways, retaining walls, planters, water features. Provision and planting of trees, shrubs, ground covers, perennials, vines and ornamental grasses. 


Green walls and green roofs for beauty, energy conservation and water absorption.


Vegetable Gardens replace swing sets when the kids outgrow the play slide. Lets put that unneeded space to work and produce fresh, fragrant and delicious foods that can feed the family.

Fine Garden Maintence Serivces

It is an honor to work on your property, so we treat it with the respect and care that you deserve. Monthly walk-throughs with the client are encouraged to stay apprised of specific needs that arise as the garden progresses through the season. We acknowledge that each garden is unique as is each of us, therefore, we never take a cookie-cutter approach.


When we come to your garden for maintenance, we come with a fresh approach. We see a garden as a beautiful opportunity to cultivate nature in a sustainable and elegant way.


 At Peter Atkins and Associates we have spent almost two decades implementing permaculture (sustainable gardening) techniques while utilizing modern technologies which support your garden. The Peter Atkins Garden team will come to your landscape routinely to take care of your garden. We offer weekly, bi-monthly- monthly.


Each garden is a sustainable system with an opportunity to support the greater ecosystem. Your landscape has an impact on the surrounding ecosystem. Everything you put in your garden affects the groundwater supply, pollinators’ ability to thrive, and the diversity of the plant palette.


Jennifer Pruning Vines

Wilber Pruning Hoopsi Spruce

Our comprehensive seasonal maintenance packages can work with you with a minimal of two gardeners per visit. More gardeners are always avaiable. During your initial visit Peter Atkins will discuss all the ways we can customize your plan beyond the base package. The account manager, Peter Atkins will always be your single point of contact and will walk the property with you as often as you wish to discuss your property. Peter will also supervised the work load each day, assigning the tasks for the day and working with the teams daily. Customization Beyond the day rate for two fine garden supervisors we offer our clients everything else necessary to keep their properties looking and performing at their best. Our most popular services are turf, tree and shrub fertilization programs, aeration and over-seeding, epic outdoor pots, vegetable gardens, seasonal flowers and décor, ornamental pruning masonry and interior house watering services.

FINE GARDEN MAINTENACE SERVICES

When you hire one of Peter Atkins gardeners to help you with garden care you will receive a full suite of gardening services. Whether it is a one-time help or an ongoing monthly maintenance program you require, you will receive the same consistent, diligent team that takes care of your landscape the way you wish to have it maintained.


Peter Atkins creates a custom care plan tailored to your garden and landscape design, schedule, and budget.


Our gardeners do everything including seeding, plantings, pruning, deadheading, weeding by hoe and rake, hand watering your pots and annual beds, organic fertilization and much more. We also have a team that builds and maintains our vegetable garden systems.


Every garden is unique which is why you need a professional trained and supervised team who have been trained and supervised to be fine gardeners. These men and women are patient, hard working, consistent and truly care to have your gardens and landscape the best in the neighborhood. They have a vested interest in the company and are rewarded by Peter Atkins for excellence workmanship on your property. We are enormously proud to be an Accredited organic land care (NOFA) business which is why we always consider the environment.


If you are interested in implementing a landscape maintenance package, we will come out for an initial consultation which will discuss the following:


A site evaluation -This will include information on the types of plants, any recommendations for pruning, replacement, or relocation, as well as a consultation on plant health and care.


Following the meeting we will summarize with a letter and built points the next steps.


Just give us a call or e-mail us!

Dahlia Garden

Front Door Planters in N. Stamford

Raised Vegetable Garden Feeds Family of 6 in Greenwich

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

Relaxing Annuals at the Pool Edge

Patio with summer annuals by Peter Atkins

Front Door Planting that is colorful

Foundation landscape Planting with Peter Atkins

Permaneable Pavers with Patio

Celebration of Spring Flowering Magnolia and Tulips

Pear Trees and Magnolia in Bloom with pastel Pink and Red Tulips. Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC

Perennials and Conifers

PERENNIALS AND CONIFERS

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” Robert Swan.

Accredited NorthEast l Organic Land Care professional. We offer Organic Lawn Care, Tree, Shrub, Roses and Vegetable Organic methods. Safe for your family, pets, watershed and the enviroment.

Peter Atkins & Associaciats is accredited Organic

Peter Atkins and Associates is a proud accredited North East Organic Land Care (NOFA) business. Peter Atkins and his plant health care technicians are licensed and accredited with NOFA. We all had to pass a meticulous state exam in each state and must recertify each year. Approximately 800 plus professionals from 18 states are accredited by NOFA.

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Lawn Care applicator  for organic lawn care

Organic Lawn Care Account in New Canaan, CT

Organic Lawn Care in New Canaan,  by Peter Atkins and Associates

ORGANIC BASED TRANSITION TO FULL ORGANIC PROGRAM

By utilizing natural soil supplements and organic fertilizers, the Organic Base program builds up the strength and health of your lawn naturally. This program also makes use of integrated treatments to keep pests and weeds in check.

 

As your lawn becomes organically richer, these non-organic treatments can often be reduced over time. Organic-Based care works well as both a stand alone program and as a gateway to Pure Organic  lawn care.


NOFA ORGANIC LAWN CARE

A healthy, thick lawn with a diversity of turf species protects itself naturally. The 100% organic fertilizers and treatments in this program help create biologically sound, hearty turf. This program also focuses on improving soil conditions with compost, compost tea and other natural soil supplements. We follow the core standard for the Northeast Organic Land Care standards (NOFA). We use no chemical imputes or synthetic products on any of our lawns. This projects you soil, water, air, children's, pets, mother earth and your family from anything that can harm you.

 


Organic Lawn in Greenwich and Mowed by Peter Atkins

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Organic Lawn and Property By Peter Atkins and Associates.

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

Organic Lawn and Perennial Border in New Canaan, CT

Landscape Grounds maintained by  Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC

Grand kids play with Alexander on the Organic Lawn

Playing barefoot on lawn that is organic

Running Barefoot on a lawn
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Town of Greenwich Conservation Commission since 1964

Fence Contractor

NY/CT

"We  have worked with this company for the last 10+ years. We worked together on several large custom fencing jobs. Not only Is Peter Atkins and an organic project manager but he is extremely talented and it is always  a pleasure to meet his client requests".

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WE ARE COMPLETELY ORGANIC LAND CARE BUSINESS

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"We will protect your family, children, pets, your soil and your environment from chemicals imputes and man made fertilizers"

Trimming, Pruning & Plant Healthcare Shrub Pruning Tree Trimming and Plant Healthcare techniques will improve and maintain plant appearance, health, and disease-resistance.

Accredited in 2000, over 22 years of experience.

Transplanting in Pound Ridge

Inspecting for Spruce Gall

Team Break for Hedge Pruning

Pruning Team on a break

Dormant Prunning in February

We prune mostly with pruners

Deadheading White Echincea

MARK

New Canaan, CT

Peter is very creative and easy to work with.  He anticipates growth patterns and advices the client on area that money can be saved by not over lapping services.  Maintenance gardeners do a consistently superb job and if we ever have an issue (which is very infrequent) Peter ensures it is corrected and doesn't happen again."

Alex and Nelson Grooming Pots

Gardeners deadheading perennial pots at Peter Atkins and Associates

Wilber Pruning a Spruce

Selvin and Jose Pruning Viburnum

The Purple Perennial Garden

Mixed Perennial and Conifers

Perennial Gardens by Peter Atkins

Prized Dahlias in Client Garden

Dahlia and Tulips in the Garden

Dahlia Collection in Greenwich

Clients Time for Coffee

Pamela Rose Garden on Round Hills Road in Greenwich

Pamela Rose Garden in Greenwich by Peter Atkins

This garden is all about formal pruning by Hand Shears

Formal Boxwood Gardens, Arborvitae sheered trees and  flower beds all planted with white. The inside of the beds is pea gravel and whistera is above the lady in the archway. Private Garden. Photo by P

Boxwoods cut with boxwood scissors

Hand Shearing Boxwoods

We prune Hedges with Pole Snap Pruners

Hedge Pruning - Pole and Clip - 18 feet arborvitae hedge

The Art of Tree Pruning Accent Plant for Proper Air Flow

Ornamental Pruning on Shappan Point, Stamford, CT

Selective pruning is the technique we use to maintain the plant's natural form and habit. We typically prune ornamental trees up to 25' in height as well as shrubs.


Pruning of Trees & Shrubs

We use horticulturally-correct pruning techniques in order to maintain the plant’s health and habit. Through selective pruning, we enhance the natural form of ornamental trees and shrubs up to 25’ in height by the use of hand-pruning tools.


Renovational Pruning

Shrubs that are overgrown can often be restored to their proper size and scale in the garden through restorative pruning, as opposed to removing them from their location. Even shrubs that have been frequently sheared to within an inch of their life, can often be brought back to their natural, healthy form.


Topiaries

The art or practice of clipping shrubs into ornamental shapes. This specialized treatment is accomplished by using hand pruners, shears and Japanese scissors. One of the few instances where we use shears.


Espalier

The process of training the branches of a tree or shrub to grow flat against a wall or supported on a lattice. Ideal for those with limited space. Creates an artful/sculptural subject especially in Winter.


(We have three rescue dogs)

Stamford, CT

" Peter Atkins team  did everything I asked, and then some. I was so pleased that Selvin and Jose see what needed to be done without being told, and jumped right on anything specific I asked them to do. Always cheerful and willing to help.  In and out in the designated timeframe and I couldn’t be happier. I’d rate their work above and beyond my expectations.  This same team has been pruning, weeding and maintaining our property for seven years now. Always with top value." 

Project Budget: $75,000 - $150,000

Herb Garden outside Kitchen Door

Circular Herb Garden

Maintenance and Beds and Border Annuals.

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Seasonal Color

Seasonal color changes occur three times per year; tulips, primroses, daffodils in February and March, geraniums, petunias, begonias in May and June, and pansies, mums, kale  in September and October. Seasonal flowers and textures brighten all spaces and work beautifully to highlight focal areas such as entrances, beds and borders,  long driveways, driveway gated entrances and anywhere the imagination request vibrant color and contrast.

Perennial and Annual Garden Masterpice

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Formal Boxwood Garden are Cool

Red Impatient and Boxwood Knot Garden by Peter Atkins

Pastel Pinks, Coral and White Impatients

pink and white impatient in front landscape beds by Peter ATKINS

White allows the Red Salvia Rockets to Explode

PETER ATKINS AND ASSOCIATES, LLC

Purple Kale  along Side Door to Mud Room

Organge and pink works its magic to showcase a warm welcome

Here we used pots at the front door, pachysandra as a ground cover and a large bed of orange and hot pink new impatient to capture this welcome to this brick home. Peter Atkins and Associates

This Plant Health Care section is under construction, Please stay tuned to new updates and all that we do with comprehensive plant health care services. We offer organic lawn care, tree, shrub and rose Integrated Pest Management services. We offer deer repellents, mosquito treatments and all service are certified organic.

PLANT HEALTH CARE SERVICES.

Plant Health Care Services - Peter Atkins and Associates.,LLC

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT PLANT HEALTH CARE SERVICES FOR YOUR PROPERTY?


WE ALL UNDERSTAND THAT THE LAWN NEEDS FOOD AND REMEDIES TO KEEP IT HEALTHY

BUT

WHAT ABOUT YOUR SHRUBS AND TREES...WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU ACTUALLY GAVE THEM SOME VITAMINS?   WE  HEAR THIS OFTEN,.... MY SHRUBS AND TREES WERE FED WHEN THEY WERE PLANTED IS THAT NOT ENOUGH FOOD FOR THEM?

Organic Land Care Educator

Peter Atkins is an accredited Northeast Organic Landscape Specilialist

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

What is Plant Health Care?

Have you ever noticed that some landscapes and gardens seem to glow with healthy vitality while others appear a bit more scraggly and unimpressive? The difference between a garden with exceptional beauty and one that blends in or even looks unattractive often comes down to the health of the plants.


Just like us, plants need certain things to stay healthy and they can get sick. Plant health care is all about giving plants ideal growing conditions to keep them healthy and addressing diseases or parasites that make them sick.

Lets Hug a Tree for The next Generator with Organic Plant Health Care Services

Lets hug a tree for the next generation

Why You Need Plant Health Care

You want your garden to be beautiful and you want your investments into plants to pay off in beautiful landscaping, so you want your plants to stay healthy. Plants don't just stay healthy on their own.

Active planning and treatments are needed if you expect your plants to stay as healthy as possible. In short, if you have plants and care about how they do and whether they look good, you need plant health care. Here are some of the reasons that you need to be on top of plant health care.

  • Problems spread fast. You may be astounded by how rapidly a disease or pest can spread through your garden and do permanent damage to your plants. By maintaining plant health care consistently, you have a much better chance of recognizing a problem while it is still manageable.
  • A healthy garden is a beautiful garden. Paying attention to the health of your plants will give your plants an edge so that your garden will be more lush and beautiful than your neighbors’ gardens.
  • You don't want to waste your investment in plants. It isn't cheap to buy the perennials, annuals, shrubs, and trees that populate your garden. Unless you pay careful attention to their health, these plants may die and cause you to waste your investment.


Organic land care vs synthetic land care Chart

Why you should consider an organic property?

  • Every year millions of pounds of harmful, toxic pesticides are used across the              United   States on home lawns.
  • According to the EPA, traditional lawn chemicals can put children and pets at risk.
  • Healthy Organic lawns can help offset climate change by sequestering carbon dioxide.
  • Organic lawns use less water.
  • No leaching of chemicals into valuable drinking resources.
  • Organic lawns are more stress tolerant.
  • We use a completely organic and proactive approach to plant and soil health care.  Peter Atkins and Associates program renews, revitalizes, corrects, and conditions your soil and healthy living soil means healthy thriving trees, shrubs, and lawns. To preserve your investment in your landscape, your soil must come first.

Lyme Tick and Mosquetto Example - Do you have a plan?

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Accredited NorthEast l Organic Land Care professional. We offer Organic Lawn Care, Tree, Shrub, Roses and Vegetable Organic methods. Safe for your family, pets, watershed and the enviroment.

PETER ATKINS WITH HAND LENSE LOOKS FOR APHIDS.

Peter Atkins with a Hand Lense looking for Mites

Arborist inspects leaves that are being chewed

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A plant health care specialist is like a doctor for your plants.

Peter Atkins can prescribe good growing conditions for various plants and treat problems like insect infestation and diseases if they come up. A good plant health care specialist will have practiced for some time in your area so that they can diagnose the problems that tend to happen in your specific landscape.


Plant health care specialists focus on the health of all of the plants in the landscape, including grass and shrubbery as well as trees. After all, all of the various living aspects of your landscape interact together. Decisions made about pruning and fertilizing trees will have an effect on the plants underneath them and fertilizer and other treatments made to grass will end up being taken in by tree roots.


Prevention is Essential

One of the most important functions of a plant health care specialist is to continuously assess the health of trees and shrubs and prevent problems before they begin. It can take a lifetime to replace a mature tree, so it is essential to watch out for and prevent any problems that could negatively affect its health.


A plant health care specialist who is experienced in your area will be able to predict and protect your plants against problems, recognize issues at early stages, and treat plants appropriately when necessary.


Choose Peter Atkins and Associates  as Your Plant Health Care Specialist


We work with two highly trained companies that are experts in providing the absolute best care to plants in the hamlet towns around Bedford, NY in both Westchester and Fairfield County.  They use only the most cost-effective and environmentally sensitive practices and treatments to maintain and improve the appearance and vitality of your landscape.


We can identify and detect all sorts of pests and diseases which may be affecting your garden. They have treatments, prescriptions and management programs to fit every problem, budget, and garden.


Finally, we offer integrated pest monitoring so that you'll know if something unwanted arrives in your garden right away. Peter Atkins and Associates is experienced in treating and preventing the Emerald Ash Borer, along with other pests and diseases, so you can feel confident that your trees will be safe from this pest as it moves into your area.


WORDS FROM OUR HAPPY CLIENTS

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.)

Business Partner Peter Atkins and Mary Ann Henry

Peter H. Atkins & Mary Ann Henry

DESIGN TAILORED TO YOU

No matter your design style Peter Atkins has an approachable design service that can be catered to your budget and needs. 

 

Not sure what you need? No problem!

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. 


Why not get in touch today so we can talk to you about transforming your garden in  2022.


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