Welcome to Natural Greenscapes

We are a landscape design-build and consulting firm, based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We specialize in garden makeovers with focus on revitalization of overgrown, non-functional gardens into inviting, useful, outdoor living spaces that suit your needs and reflect your lifestyle. We take pride in being an environment conscious company.

Our experience has shown that a well-designed landscape can add 10-20% to the value of the property. A well-planned landscape design averts duplication of efforts and prevents costly mistakes caused by improper planning.

We offer our services in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish, Mercer Island and the rest of King and Snohomish counties. Contact us today to setup a meeting at your property.

Most Requested Features

Growing Edibles
Outdoor Living Space
Organic Eco-Lawn
Drip Irrigation
Kids Play Area
Container Plantings

Our Specialization

Water-wise Gardens

Soil testing, eco-lawns, right plant at right place, drip irrigation, deep watering, mulching, etc. are just some of the techniques we use to implement a water-wise garden. Conserving our resources is now more important than ever.

Edible Gardens

Eating food grown organically in your own garden, is a fulfilling experience. It nourishes your body and your soul. We hope to inspire and incorporate an edible element into all our designs.

Year-round Color

Designing a year-round garden ensures that your home is surrounded by color through all four seasons. Color comes not only from blooms, but also from foliage, bark, stem and even seedpods.

Our Services

GARDEN DESIGN

We combine site-analysis, design principles, hardscape elements and horticultural knowledge to create an outdoor living space that suits your needs and desires. Our clients enjoy brain-storming with us over concept plans and idea boards, resulting in shared clarity of goals.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

We manage the transition of the design into reality by working with reliable contractors and ensure that the vision we have developed together is realized to its full potential. Implementation phasing, budget development and estimating are an integral part of this process.

GARDEN COACHING

We coach you to manage your garden sustainably and answer all your questions from plant identification to pruning to soil health. You can record our conversations or have us create a custom report or a maintenance calendar with relevant tips and resources.

GARDEN EDUCATION

We teach various groups of garden enthusiasts. Be it parent-child workshops, garden clubs talks or plant-ID walks, we take delight in talking to you about the ecology around us and the holistic world of gardening. These can be arranged in your own gardens, parks, or clubs.

Featured Projects

What Clients are Saying

  • Working with Lara, it was amazingly simple to get the landscaping I wanted: a few conversations, sharing of photos and my thoughts of what I was looking for. The result was a beautiful, inviting yard that captures my personality, maintains my backyard privacy and looks and feels totally refreshing.

    I LOVE my little piece of paradise!

    Mary K. J., Kirkland
  • I recently worked with Lara and found it to be an exciting, rewarding, and wonderful experience. Our back garden was sad and I needed help in choosing plants that would thrive given my lack of knowledge and time.

    Lara took the time to meld my wants and needs with her experience and the results are astounding. We also added a raised bed berry garden and pots/plants on the porches. She was there every step of the way and beyond, coming by to make sure everything was growing and answering questions.

    Lara is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend Natural Greenscapes.

    Sara P., Sammamish
  • Lara Vyas from Natural Greenscapes was an absolute dream to work with. She took our many different design desires and utilized the very difficult land we had to work with to make an incredible new garden space.

    I can’t recommend her enough, especially if you are interested in more naturalistic settings. Our project came out better than I could have imagined – and under budget!

    Kalon J., Carnation
  • Lara is an exceptionally talented landscape designer. And smart. She met with us a few times to ensure she understood the many challenges in our backyard as well as our specific concerns and desires. We were in consistent communication through email and Pinterest. Lara set up a Pinterest Board, specifically for our yard, that enabled Lara and I to communicate and share specific plants and hardscape ideas.

    Lara’s final landscape designs were detailed and spot-on incorporating all our wishes. We look forward to working with Lara and her team for the implementation of the design.

    Sue H., Kirkland
  • Lara was a pleasure to work with. I wasn’t looking for a full yard plan just yet – just a consultation to bounce ideas off of someone, get some new ones, and set priorities for this fall. She was very flexible in the way that she was willing to work with me and did not push any services that I was not looking for. She was great to bounce ideas off of and gave me many good ideas for how to enhance my landscape using many of the things that I already had in place.

    In short, she provided exactly the service that I was looking for, and she went above and beyond the call of duty to research some of my questions and summarize what we had talked about into a follow up email and pinterest page. While I only used Lara in a limited way for this brief consultation, I would not hesitate to use her for a full yard plan, installation, or any of the other services that she offers. In fact, I hope to do so in the future.

    She is very knowledgeable, professional, and best of all, her good nature and enthusiasm make her a true joy to work with.

    Chris M., Bothell
  • Lara gave us an amazing edible garden plan! She put the design on large architectural style paper in a large plastic zippered bag, which has come in incredibly handy when we take it outdoors to work on something. The drawings are incredibly detailed as well.

    The most useful part of the design was the handbook that came with it. Inside, Lara listed links to the various items that we had discussed (various fencing options, how to build a cold frame, etc). She included a task list, a plant shopping list with the common and scientific names as well as amounts needed. She included a small journal area as well. However, the best part of this package is the crop rotation plan! She has listed each of the beds and given us a three year plan!

    Since then Lara has been back to our home several times to coach us, help lay out beds and teach how to create the raised beds. She has offered advice on maintaining or improving some of the other plants we currently have (such as fruit trees and raspberry bushes). Through it all, Lara has been a great source of information and support! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for edible/organic landscapes or gardens!

    Sabrina C., Kenmore
  • Lara came recommended to me from a mutual friend. Although I was not ready for gardening yet at the time (middle of winter), Lara visited me, toured the yard, suggested possible options for new planting as well as moving around existing planting that wasn’t doing great, and additions for a more aesthetic garden.

    Lara has always been professional (right on time and with sufficient research done, options posted for your preview on Pinterest, plants shopped and ready for planting). We have also spent many hours planting and working alongside. Lara has been a great listener and has gently guided us towards a wholesome garden with all our elements of interest.

    From the meditative space in the backyard, to reviving our organic vege beds to creating a beautifully balanced flower and foliage patch in the front, she has left us completely satisfied and ‘taken care of.’  Lara also designed and built a path that wraps around to our backyard deck and took complete charge of the work from design to hiring people to install to inspection.

    She is reasonably priced, and a pleasure to work with. I have recommended her to all my friends who ooh and aah at the transformation of our garden.

    Srivani J., Kirkland
  • Lara, thank you for the wonderful job you did on our front yard. You have gone above and beyond with your incredible service.

    Thank you again for your commitment to good customer service and great quality work. These things do not go unnoticed and we will continue to refer you to anyone who is looking for a good landscape designer.

    Padmaja A., Bothell
  • Lara (the owner) is an absolute pleasure to work with.  She is extremely knowledgeable and seems to really love her job. I wanted to make my front yard beautiful, but also affordable.  Lara didn’t talk me into anything out of my dollar range and actually did all she could to keep costs low.  All calls and emails I sent to her were returned immediately.

    I am so excited about my front yard project that I will be hiring her to do the landscaping of my backyard too.

    Lesley P., Mercer Island
  • Lara and her team were amazing to work with. In 4 days they recreated my backyard including a flagstone patio, replacing a very old fence with the style I chose, plantings that were specific for a shady area, installed lights, added stone pathways, and added mulch to my entire garden area both front and back. Lara listened to my interests, offered great ideas of her own, and oversaw her very talented crew often during the day.

    My friend introduced me to Lara. She also had done work for another of our friends. All jobs were painless, very reasonably priced, and completed in a timely manner.

    Sheila S., Bellevue
  • We worked with Lara from Natural Greenscapes in the summer of 2012 to completely redo the landscaping of all the plants (no hardscaping) and to fix up some of the existing garden boxes. It was quite a big job. Lara is very personable and easy to work with, she did a good job figuring out what we’d want and created a diagram so that we could see what we’d get before diving in to the project. We were very happy with the outcome.

    More importantly, Lara was really attentive and hands on through out the design and implementation process. The fact that we didn’t worry about a thing says a lot as my wife and I have a tendency to worry. She really went the extra mile on customer service. Would not hesitate to recommend.

    Jim N., Kirkland
  • We liked Lara right away because she didn’t want to change everything in our yard, but to update it and make it more attractive. She said that she liked meandering around in the yard when she first visited us. Lara designed a beautiful outdoor patio and screen, with a water feature and a dry creek bed, that took the place of an overgrown corner of our yard that was unusable. We are very happy with it and have a renewed love of our yard.

    Lara was a pleasure to be around, both in business and just in general.  We will definitely keep her as our consultant on all future projects in our yard.

    Jan W., Bellevue