What is an Ecoscape?
If beauty were a sound, it would be a gentle breeze tickling the slender upward-reaching blades of June grass (Koeleria macrantha) on a warm summer afternoon, or the rhythmic cadence of a Common eastern bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) dipping from flower to flower amidst a sea of native blooms. It would be the sweet, rippling melody of a Carolina wren’s song (Thryothorus ludovicianus) floating on the morning air or the lilting calls of a Herring gull (Larus argentatus) gliding above rolling hills of sand gilded with Marram-grass (Ammophila breviligulata) on the shores of an intrepid Lake Michigan. These are the sounds of a landscape unconcerned with commerce and untarnished by the frantic grind of daily routine. A landscape that gives back responsibly while providing versatility and resilience in the face of a changing climate. A landscape that yields enduring beauty with no regrets. A place of alluring tranquility that invites you to enter in and just…be.
This is an ecoscape, and in our opinion, there is no better way to design your space. We are Roots Wild, and our specialty is combining the structure of built hardscape elements with the elegance of native flora customized to your space, creating an ecoscape design that is both alluring and satisfying. Our goal is that each design demonstrates a cooperation with the natural ecology of your space rather than forcing submission to illusive trends. And the result? Your investment is amplified with the sights and sounds of an ever-increasing beauty that offers a sense of purpose with each encounter. When you partner with us, you can be confident in the long-term success of each design - so you can spend more time listening to the stunning beauty that surrounds you. All. Year. Long.
Intrigued? Take a glance at these links:
Listen to the song of a Carolina wren
Learn why the sound of a bumblebee is something to cherish
Pay a visit to a Lake Michigan beach near you
Contact Roots Wild to start dreaming up your own ecoscape design!
Written by Jessica Gregory, @miecobuzz