What a great job, from planning through to installation. My property needed a comprehensive drainage and surface water control plan, plus a complete landscaping plan for my newly constructed house. The results are amazing. There are rock lined channels that direct canale runoff to irrigate trees. A flagstone patio connects the portal to a natural rock sitting area with a beautiful stone water fountain. The front of the house was completely transformed into a welcoming, contoured garden with trees, shrubs, roses, grasses and rock elements that accent a flagstone walkway to the front entrance. Strategically placed trees to the west will provide summer afternoon shade and serve as a windbreak year-round. The south and east sides have cottonwood, cherry, apple and spruce trees, roses, a variety of low growing bushes and native grasses, all placed to provide privacy where desired while maintaining mountain views. Great job, OneEarthSolutions! Very thoughtfully designed, beautifully implemented and outstanding rock work. Excellent craftsmanship.
Akasha is the most visionary and talented, and at the same time the most responsive and pragmatic, landscaper we have ever had the privilege of working with. Her work is a rare, seamless blend of creative inspiration, practical know-how, thoughtful execution, respectful collaboration, and detailed communication that cultivates confidence and longevity in her clients. We could not love our garden more in every season of the year!
We were fortunate to see a garden Akasha had created for some friends just when we were looking for someone to restore the lackluster grounds surrounding our home. Akasha brought a happy blend of creativity, experience and flexibility to the project. Always mindful of our needs and desires, she was a pleasure to work with planning and accomplishing a beautiful garden that she and we can be proud of.
Good vision that reflects sensitivity to scarce water resources and unique topography, as well as client’s objectives. Easy to work with and to communicate with her entire team. Understands budget guidelines. Dependable. We’ve always been pleased with final results. The renovation of our front courtyard exceeded our expectations, especially the creative approach to the water feature.
One Earth Solutions has not only designed and installed a beautiful front Zen garden for us, but Akasha and her entire staff do a marvelous job of tending to our property to make sure everything stays healthy and beautiful. We could not ask for better service or expertise.
One Earth Solutions created a garden with a variety of colors that are well represented at all times of the year, giving us a beautiful space to appreciate even in the dead of winter. They pay attention to detail and the health of the plants, and also advise us well as to how to continue to care and evolve what is already growing, while responding to our concerns and questions in a timely and appropriate manner. The design process took into account our needs and desires and was beautifully integrated into the surrounding natural landscape, with careful attention to water use and the overall needs of our property.
Making a garden with Akasha and the One Earth Solutions crew of gardeners was a rare and wonderful experience. Every part of the process combined inspiration and vision with practical expertise, dedicated work, and cost-conscious planning. Seeing the garden arise from ideas and words to a design on paper and then materialize in the shaping of bare earth, the choice of plants and rocks, the building of a cascading fountain, was magical. The vision, proposed by Akasha after a site visit and some conversation, was of a garden with the sense of a mountain retreat, a refuge in the midst of the city. The design took the form of a Japanese garden adapted to our Southwestern desert conditions, with many drought tolerant plants. From tall grasses and bamboo to a small aspen grove, with sprawling raspberries, roses, and fruit trees, the garden offered new harmony to our lives. Red and yellow twig dogwoods added accents of winter color, river cobbles brought a sense of mountain pathways, and ancient boulders added a sense of nature’s timelessness. Walking through the garden now it feels made of light as well as of the earth.This garden also reflects the spirit of gardeners who love their work, who touch the earth with care. In the space of a typical Santa Fe back yard, they worked wonders. If Shakespeare could walk in this garden now, he’d see the stuff that dreams are made on.
Akasha is a master of landscape design. She took my half acre property from a dirt patch with major water management issues to a thriving and elegant outdoor space. Her crew has incredible know how and are wonderful people to have around. I am forever grateful that she was recommended to me.
Working with One Earth Solutions was an excellent experience. Akasha brought creative solutions to the challenges that our site posed. She was flexible in working with our vision and budget, while bringing ideas to the table that were beautiful and sustainable. Everyone on her team was wonderful to work with, and we enjoyed getting to know all of them while they turned our desolate plot of land into a high desert oasis!