Peter Atkins and Associates is an ecological and organic landscape architecture contractor.
From master planning through construction and meticulous long-term Organic maintenance management, our experience and creativity transform outdoor spaces with experts in each realm.
Each detail of our landscape design, construction, and maintenance services is carefully planned and discussed with you ahead of time to match your budget, timeline, and expectations. Whether we are masterminding a multi-phase installation that encompasses every corner of your property or simply maintaining your perennial borders, you can expect nothing but top value, hard work, consistency and respect for your property and home from the entire team.
Peter Atkins and Associates is dedicated to expanding the beauty in your hometown while working with nature to preserve and protect the natural resources of our area. We use native plants and well-adapted plants. We choose plants that are drought-tolerant, insect-resistant, hearty, and manageable. We choose plant that will support the pollinator for bees, butterflies and birds. We work with Nature always.
Client appreciated the design teams enthusiasm to solve design dilemmas such as drainage, tired landscapes, and poor maintenance standards. Another important feature of having a landscape design, is the ability to project into the future, and formulate a budget, over time. It is no secret that any home or property improvement is an expense. Having a landscape design plan gives the client the opportunity to achieve their goals, over a period of time, controlling their own budget, yet being able to achieve their ultimate goal. All in a well thought out order to maximize efficiency and cost savings.
We are enormously proud to be a completely accredited organic land care (NOFA) business since 2010. We use no synthetic fertilizers or chemical imputes on any of our property that we maintain. This protects your children, pets, drinking water, soil, the environment, and mother earth.
We also offer organic lawn care, Plant Health Care and Soil Management Services. Our approach responds to the larger environmental challenges we face with climate change, water shortage/quality and recycling with sustainability.
When you work with Peter Atkins and Mary Ann Henry, We will become your garden advocate. We will be your single contact person within Peter Atkins and Associates who will be your local landscape partner.
Peter Atkins and Mary Ann Henry are the eyes and ears behind our business. We keep 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.
We would like to become your landscape management partner.
This is a property blessed with a pond. A Fountain was placed in the middle to control algae and the gardens planted around it are native with strong pollination abundance and the land is maintained as an organic ecosystem.
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.
We specialize in designing and installing healthy and beautiful landscapes that complement your lifestyle and your architecture, while using low impact development strategies. The result will transform your new or existing landscape into an outdoor living space that is beautiful, pet and kid friendly and low maintenance.
The work Peter Atkins and Associates provides is exceptional, with attention to every detail. We closely follow currently published standards for landscape and hardscape construction, horticulture selection and installation, fine garden maintenance services and organic lawn and plant care.
Please take a look at our portfolio throughout this website to see our results. We have a collection of job photos that span the 22 years we have been in business. Thank you.
"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.
I welcome the opportunity to create a garden sanctuary for you.
NEW CANAAN, CT
"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". Budget $125-$175,00
We are Accredited Northeast Organic Land (NOFA) Care Company
Accredited Horticulturists (Study in Soil Science, Botany and Chemistry)
Why use an ACCREDITED HORTICULTURIST
Mary Ann Henry - Co Owner,
* 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.”
Our Family of Dogs. This was the reason we became an North East Organic Land Care Company. Scarlett the Ruby was diagnosed with Lymphoma (Cancer) She went with Mary Ann and Peter everywhere when our properties were maintained with chemical. We became accredited Organic the day she died which was too young.. Ginger, her sister passed recently but not for Cancer. We are very stringent about our organic land care policies.