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Celebration of Fall Color with Mums and Dinosaur Kale By Peter Atkins and Associates

Our Goal is to Maintain your Gardens how YOU want them maintained!

We cater to the unique needs and desires of our clients paying close attention to detail which sets us apart from our competition. It is an honor to work on your property so we treat it with the respect and care that you deserve.

Peter Atkins and Associates Gardeners are lifelong professionally trained gardeners, landscape designers, installers, and maintenance professionals. We are trained in the health and care of your landscape. Peter has studied at the New York Botanical Gardens Horticultural and Landscape Design Program with intensive study of living plant designs, Plant Health Care and Ornamental Horticultural training. He holds a degree in Permaculture Design and Management and is also an accredited Northeast Organic Land Care business. We are completely organic in the processes and systems that we offer our clients.

We supply the highest quality gardening and landscape services surrounding a twenty-five miles radius around Bedford, NY.  We design ecological landscapes and gardens, install, and supply ongoing care of your property. We are the team that takes care of the plants in how they are correctly pruned not sheared which is too common today, how they are nourished correctly with feeding the living soil, to planting correctly to support native plants that require less water, pollinate the living world with food and support the ecosystem  on your home land.

We supply appointed weekly, bimonthly or seasonal services based on the garden/landscape needs, your budget and how you wish to have the outdoor spaces defined. We are reliable, consistent, and affordable garden care.

We are a 5-person Gardening team headed by Peter Atkins a NY/CT

Master gardener, Accredited Horticulturist, a landscape Architect/Designer and associate gardeners / landscapers.

$38.00/hr. — Currently, we are accepting new gardens for regular maintenance includes, installing new plants and features including Spring clean-up, fertilizing planting annuals, bulbs, shrubs and perennials, weeding, pruning, transplanting, fall clean-up and protecting shrubs and flower beds from winter snow.

Pruning Boxwoods with Boxwood Scissors NOT electrical Shears

Peter Atkins and Associates Gardeners Pruning Boxwoods
Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC

Our Gardeners have Created these Masterpieces

What is Fine Gardening?

Appointed trained gardeners who work with an New York Botanical accredited Horticulturist. This team honors the respect of your gardens and delivers services that are completely trustworthy. Thoughtful, year-round organic garden care from a crew you can trust.

This is not your average “mow, blow, and go” yard care service. At Peter Atkins and Associates we provide our maintenance clients with the kind of organic garden care usually available only to the finest estates.

Our trained and supervised accredited horticulturist teams prioritizes naturalistic pruning and sustainable practices such as leaving leaves in your garden beds to use as free mulch as well as waiting to remove seed heads until spring to increase available food sources for insects and birds during the winter.

Skilled Pruning

We offer restorative and specialty pruning services available from our in-house arborist

Garden Health

Our team will do all of the weeding, deadheading, raking, and minor pruning your garden needs in order to stay healthy.

Minor Garden Renovations

We can help create new planting areas, help divide and replant perennials, introduce new plants to an existing bed, or clear away overgrown shrubs.

Seasonal Clean Ups

We offer regular maintenance visits at the cadence that works best for your yard – whether that is monthly, bi-monthly or seasonal.

Soil Health

We’ll maintain the health of your garden soil by adding any necessary soil amendments your garden needs to thrive.

Edible Gardens

Vegetable Gardens - Building and Harvest Vegetable Gardens

Annuals and Perennials  

Year-round color, texture, and beauty in your garden

Pots and Planters - 

Design, install, and maintenance of bright and colorful pots & planters


We’ll mulch your garden beds to prevent weed growth, maintain soil moisture, and protect fragile root systems.

Vegetable Gardens - Building and Harvest Vegetable Gardens

Annuals and Perennials Year-round color, texture, and beauty in your garden

Epic Outdoor Pots and Window Boxes 

Design, install, and maintenance of bright and colorful pots & planters

Holiday Lighting and Décor

Have the best holiday lighting in your neighborhood this year

Almost Time to change the Pots to late Summer/Fall

Cabbage, Yellow Daisy, Bittersweet, Corn Husks, Miscanthus Reed Grass, Variegated Vinca. This pot was planted for summer, added to for Fall and added the bittersweet to tie it all together.  Peter Atk
Red Mandeville and Purple Scavola Planters. Peter Atkins and Associates.
Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC

The Family of Sedums in a pots at a customer house

Wow can you image all of these plants are alive. They are all in the succulent family. Typically these plants grow in cracks and crevasse, found in rock gardens and/or desert locations. I could not re

Your homes pots and planters provide a great opportunity for our design team to create seasonal displays for bulbs and pansies in spring, a variety of colorful annuals and perennials in summer, with pumpkins, corn stalks and mums in the fall. Let us help you dress up your pots and planters with color-rich, seasonal charm.  Schedule a consultation with one of our pot and planter designers. (914) 234 -0161 - Ask for Peter

We are Horticulturist Gardeners - We do not cut Grass


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.

• Appointed gardeners stay with your property each year. This team understand your schedule, how you wish to have the property maintained and what colors you like for your pots, beds and special events. This team is supervised by Peter Atkins or Mary Ann Henry daily.


We are proud to announce that we have been an accreted Northeast Organic Land Care business now 23 years. We will NOT use any chemicals on our property that will do harm to the natural work, the land, the water, pets and people or mother earth. Our goal is to maximize a property’s top value while minimizing its environmental impact in how it is maintained currently and the years to follow. Horticulture is a science that supports beautiful healthy gardens. Is science supporting your landscape maintenance program?

Native Garden located off the rear lawn area within view of this garden

Pollinator Garden in Greenwich by Peter Atkins and Associates

Fine Garden Maintenance Account with Appointed Gardeners

Fine Garden Maintenance account by Peter Atkins and Associates

Foxglove Digitalis Pollinator Garden

Foxglove Digitalis Pollinator Garden By Peter Atkins and Associates

Wellington House (Dog)

North Stamford, CT

"I have never met anyone who knows and who cares more about plants than Peter Atkins. After hiring multiple people to create a garden for my shady yard and then it not looking or growing the way I wanted, I had almost given up on having a cottage garden. I’m so glad that I didn’t and when a friend saw a message on "Next Door" about Peter Atkins, I reached out with hope for a knowledgably gardener. From planning to installation and periodic maintenance to the perennial garden, Peter been kind, patient, and beyond knowledgeable. I completely trusted all of his recommendations—his eye for detail and creativity are outstanding. This year we had a drought for three months, Peter lost one Red Twig Dogwood and that is amazing since we do not have an irrigation system".

Specialty maintenance packages - Appointed Teams to your property

Comprehensive Maintenace Accounts

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!
Red Blazer Roses on Nantucket Picket Fence with Knockout Roses, Lambs Ear, Delphinium and creeping thyme between irregular shaped flagstone pavers.

Daily Involvement with Business Team

Peter Atkins and Mary Ann Henry are the eyes and ears behind our family business. We are a hand on owners, meaning we will arrive at your property when the team is working. We will keep the communications channel simple with direct communication always. At the conclusion of all daily work for the week or project Peter will send a email 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.

Team Work

Inspecting for Spruce Gall

Team Break for Hedge Pruning

Dormant Prunning in February

We prune mostly with pruners

Punch Pruning Arborvitae Globes

Potted Planter

Fourth of July Flowers

Peter H. Atkins

Fall Potted Garden

Planter located outside of private home in CT

Tulips Dance in Garden

Peter H. Atkins

Fall October Planter

Spring has Arrived


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!"

The National Gardening Association

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

This hemlock hedge is pole clipped

Planted Pots in Greenwich, Ct estate by Peter Atkins


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



  • 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.

Team Performing Necessary Fine Gardening Projects

Team Marking Irrigation Heads on a job in New Canaan, CT

Removing weeds is still the safest method for removal of invasive plants

Euonymus Hedge Not Pruned

Euonymus Hedge Not Pruned Yet

Euonymus Hedge Pruned

Euonymus Hedge Pruned with Pole Clips by Peter Atkins


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.

Pamela S

North Greenwich, CT

"Everything, from start to finish, was a great experience working with Peter supervised gardeners. During the consultation, Peter and Maryann was thorough in making sure we understood what we wanted. Initially we were looking to complete a border area of the yard with ongoing maintenance as our grass cutter is great at cutting grass but has no horticultural background. They pruned our shrubs into mushrooms until Peter arrived and stop that nonsense. Now a year later the shrubs and trees actually show off their beauty and those razor cuts we once had have disappeared. Peter is a pleasure to work with, and his care, patience and knowledge are what made everything come together beautifully"

The Pollinator Garden meets Modern Classical Home

Pollinator Perennial Garden we Maintain with Custom Garden Services

The client here wanted large drifts of color. In the foreground is Lambs ear, followed by Happy Days Daylitlly, nepeta Cat nip, Phlox, Speedwell and Tall miscanus Grasses. Leading down this narrow pat
Certified Wildlife Habitat logo

Dahlia Garden

Front Door Planters

Perennial Garden


Annuals at the Pool Edge

Front Door Planting

Foundation landscape Planting with Peter Atkins

Spring has Arrive

Soft reds and yellow Blend tulips off back patio off garage


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."

Comprehensive Fine Garden Maintenance Services

Fine Garden Care by Peter Atkins and Associates

Perennials and Conifers


Italian Fountain - Sunken Perennial Garden

garden with fountain

The Rose Garden

The rose garden

Birch and Green Liriope accented with Spanish Blue Bells and Ferns

River Birch with large beds of green Lirope. The Fern is ostrich and the Spanish blue bells. Photo by Peter Atkins

Have you planted your spring bulbs to welcome 2023 Season? Call us

Annuals Planted in Variety  Of  Setting and Demonstrate Flower Power

cabbage and kale
mums on landscape in pound ridge by Peter Atkins

Mums a client favorite fall planting on Shappan Point, CT

Mums Garden on Long Island Sound by Peter Atkins and Associates

Impatient carry color through the long planting season

Summer Annual Combination on job by Peter Atkins and Associates

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


Plant Health Care Services - Peter Atkins and Associates.,LLC
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 and Associates is accredited Landscape and Farming Organic Land Care

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.

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 AND the organic soils that support those planting beds.

Just like us, plants need food to be strong, rich in color and nonstop flowering. Most people we talk with initially will tell us they have Never fed their plants. Wow, you eat a meal daily, Plant also require food found in fertilizers, compost and organic soils left on the beds. Plant health care is about responsibility.

This is organic soil that is alive...does your earth look like this?

this is organic soil that is alive...does your look like this?


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.

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

Lets hug a tree for the next generation





Fertilizer last 12 months. Plants require annual feeding, that is a fact.

Organic Lawn Care Applicator

Lawn Care applicator  for organic lawn care

Organic Plant Health Care Application and Arborist Consultation

Organic Fertilizer photos
Keep your trees and shrubs healthy
Certified Organic Pin

Compost spreader on lawns

Compost spreader on lawns

Liquid Organic Solutions applied to lawns

Hire Peter Atkins and Associates as your plant health care specialist. (Organic lawn, Tree, Shrub, Roses, Vegetable Care under one roof)

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.

Arborist looking for insects on Vine

Kimberly Plant Health Care Specialist looks of aphids

Peter Atkins with a Hand Lens Scouting a property

Peter Atkins looks for aphids on Arborvitae


North Stamford, CT

“Professional honest prices, program with 7 application treatments actually does what Peter Atkins said it does. Applications are fantastic!”. This lawn was a disaster zone and now two years later I can see that it will be showpiece in the 3rd year.

Organic Lawn Care Account in New Canaan, CT

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

This was chemical lawn...NOW 100% Organic

Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC

This was chemical lawn & Garden-NOW 100% Organic


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.


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 and Perennial Border in New Canaan, CT

Landscape Grounds maintained by  Peter Atkins and Associates, LLC


  • 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.

King Charles Cavalier Spaniel waiting for Peter to play

Trust your puppy to play on your organic lawn....

Grand kids play with Alexander on the Organic Lawn

Playing barefoot on lawn that is organic

(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." 


Peter and his team have provided fine garden maintenance on my property for the past two seasons. I reached out to them because, after many attempts at hiring landscapers to maintain my planting beds, the results were always the same. Plants lost to disease, improperly pruned annuals trimmed at the wrong time of year, and the use of chainsaws on all shrubs made me realize I needed a company that was schooled in fine garden design and maintenance. Fortunately, online research led me to Peter's company. After meeting to discuss my goals and hearing his plans, I was thrilled at the possibilities. The transformation was nothing short of magical! The gardens became stunning displays of natur...

Business Partner Peter Atkins and Mary Ann Henry

Peter H. Atkins & Mary Ann Henry

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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