Prairie Land Management-Quit Mowing So Much!

Prairie Land management  These landscapes bloom from May through October accented by prairie grasses that sway in the wind throughout the summer and fall also providing winter cover/structure for wildlife. Due to prairies growing where trees can't due to high water tables, drought prone wind exposed conditions, and/or very shallow-rocky soils, prairies require no kind of irrigation to thrive. In fact once established they require little to no herbicide, no pesticides, and no fertilizers as they are living within the laws of nature as opposed to against. View this gallery for examples of mature prairies. Each design leaves bands of lawn on the edges of the prairie in between property lines, sidewalks, driveways, and streets as well as retaining a or multiple snaking trails of lawn through the prairie to give intimate access to the life about. To see the lively, colorful animation the prairie provides, see our short video on our Facebook Page or here on our media page

Eco-Centered-Food/Medicine Focused Landscapes

Imagine a property line planting of Wild Plums, Elderberries, American Persimmons, and Hybrid Hazelnuts producing pounds and pounds of harvested nuts, fruits, and medicine in the form of elderberry syrup or tinctures. Or setting up a posts and grape line wires to harvest the calming leaves/stems or our native passionflower plus it's citrous flavored fruit pod. Perhaps you're more interested in setting up the grape line system for our locally wild Riverbank grape, which produces tasty leaves/tendrils/green shoots throughout the growing season followed by citrous flavored wild grapes. Maybe you're interested in helping your family and friends heal naturally through a medicine focused garden of the most widely used, safe, and effective herbs by the indigenous people such as Yarrow, Common Juniper, Chokecherry, Wild Bergamot, Self -Heal, Cardinal Flower, Mexican Hat, and Goldenrod.

Your land has the potential to produce a very low maintenance, ecologically lively, medicinal and fruitful harvest each year. We must simply design and install the right plants in the right place, so that they may thrive; not just survive. You can also add native plants that don't have much of a fruit or medicine to bare for "us", rather they are more so ecologically supportive; see below under Ecology Based Landscape Design/Install.

Ecology Based Landscape Design/Install-Create a lively landscape

Indigenous landscapes combines horticultural ideas such as contrast of textures, complementary colors, and layering of heights/shapes; with ecological laws to provide the most sustainable form of traditional landscaping. We grow nearly every plant we install from seed and then we sell them affordably at $5.00-$6.50 per herbaceous perennial. This allows us to have access to an extensive plant pallet bringing plants into the landscape that are mostly unavailable in the nursery industry. 

We are now giving free site visits for planning out 2017 installations.  Please see this gallery to see how your perennials quickly mature from our excellent deep pot growing system fostering healthy taproots and fibrous roots by preventing circling which happens in traditional pots. These were planted September of 2012, and the mature pictures were taken June of 2014, and June 2015 being in the ground for about 1.5-2.5 years without watering after establishment.

With a deep understanding of companion planting coming from studying native prairies/wetlands/forests, and an artistic background in landscape design, Pioneer Landscapes can off your a Bee/Butterfly/Hummingbird animated native plant landscape that will stand out among the best. Schedule a free site visit, or start a conversation at or Solomon Gamboa 513-545-1079.

Honeysuckle Removal-the first step to healing your land

Pioneer Landscapes is fitted to remove acres worth of honeysuckle, or just a backyard wood edge if you'd like. Pricing varies per site so we work by the hour/shift giving you the ability to halt the object when you feel enough has been removed or your budget ceiling has been reached. Pricing too depends on removal method (Brush Pile Creation or Chipper). Also, check out our before and after video here. Our Cut Stump Method guarantees less than 5% return on removed honeysuckle, and we also can return in the spring to treat what small honeysuckles may have been missed or stump re-sprouts. also preview what native replacements you can choose in this blog post we specifically wrote for landowners. 

Free Educational Presentations

We're passionate about teaching, so we do it for free for non-profits, most businesses, Universities/Colleges, churches, charitable and other like minded organizations. If located within 45 minutes of downtown Cincinnati, there is no charge. Past presentations have occurred at places such as Clifton United Methodist Church for the Non-Profit Veagan Earth, Caeasar Creek State Park for the Midwest Native Plant Society, Mt.Airy Forest for the Hamilton County Land Conservancy, Cincinnati Nature Center, Yellow Springs Tree Committee, Civic Garden Center in Walnut Hills etc. etc. Past topics have all been related to Pollinator/Flower relationships, Prairie dynamics and Forest-Soil Relationships, and other sustainable land management topics. Email to book us for 2016. 

The School Prairie has become an essential experience for the students in our Life Science studies. They’re able to find consumers, producers, decomposers, and create food webs from the species they find in the prairie.
— Jeff Anderson-5th Grade Science Teacher