When Lynne MacDonald talks about plants, people know they are hearing an expert. It is clear, right away, that landscape design is her niche — her art, as well as her expertise. Lynne’s passion for the art of growing things is revealed in the landscapes of her customers and in her flourishing business.
A New Leaf Landscape Design provides a full range of services including design and installation, the renovation of established or overgrown gardens, one-time clean-ups and monthly maintenance. Or if you want to get your hands in the dirt, she offers advice and expertise as a garden coach and consultant.
Lynne uses both ornamental and native trees and shrubs to create the “bones” or foundation of the garden then adds ferns, grasses, perennials and groundcovers for texture and seasonal interest. Lynne designs easy to maintain gardens, while promoting organic landscaping practices.
A New Leaf Landscape Design also offers pruning services: “Pruning is like sculpting…in the winter, you can see the growth habit of woody shrubs, the skeleton of trees.”
“There may be a way to stop learning about horticulture, but I can’t imagine it,” says Lynne, who has been sculpting landscapes with living things since she planted some zinnias, sunflowers, and nasturtium, becoming so enchanted by their miraculous growth she was enrolled in horticulture school a year later. Lynne MacDonald completed Enterprise for Equity’s business training program in the summer of 2008 to strengthen the foundation of her business and has been pleasing her customers ever since.
To learn more about A New Leaf Landscape Design and how they can help you build your ideal garden please visit their website at www.anewleafolympia.com
“Enterprise for Equity gave me all of the tools I need to make my business a success. One of the tools I have found incredibly useful is how to use the resources at the library to research my industry, the local demographics and my competitors. Researching how landscape designers across the county are staying competitive during this recession has provided me with tips, direction and inspiration that is making my business a success.” – Lynne MacDonald, owner of A New Leaf Landscape Design and graduate of E4E.