We believe that landscapes should do more than just look good

Jaan Designs provides regenerative land design and installation services for urban, acreage, and farm scale properties who wish to improve the ecology, production and function of their landscapes.

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Urban Landscape Design

Urban landscape designs can be tricky, they typically contain a number of small spaces. Some may have privacy issues while other have magnificent  view corridors to preserve.  
Each site has its unique attributes and we focus on those assets that are low hanging fruit which can help propel a landscape into higher level of health and function with a minimum amount of effort. Reading the landscape is a critical first step in urban landscape design. 

Acreage Landscape Design

We are truly at home when designing larger properties especially for those wishing to build themselves a homestead which can help provide them with food, energy, fuel and other essentials for living. All of our acreage landscape designs use the permaculture design process combined with other design protocols including the REX program and traditional landscape design. One of the largest gains that can be made on an acreage site is the use of rainwater harvesting strategies which look at impervious surfaces, such as roof tops and driveways, with opportunistic eyes.

Rainwater Harvesting

Our rainwater harvesting designs and installations are done in accordance to ARCSA (American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association) AP (Accredited Professional) standards. Our design and installation work includes systems for fire suppression, landscape irrigation, and potable water systems.

Regenerative Landscape Design for Urban, Acreage and Farm Scale Properties

We provide regenerative design services for those wishing to make positive ecological changes to their residential or farm properties. We use an ethics based design system that looks at your landscape as a whole rather than pieces. Permaculture design is a holistic design system which works with the assets on your property and typically requires fewer inputs (labour, water, fertilizers) while improving your ecosystem. One way we do this is by building soil, mimicking how natural systems operate and these are important steps in making your landscape more resilient.

Our goal is to bring an ecological balance to your landscape while maintaining a high level of aesthetic value.

What’s the first step?

We can arrange for a 15-30 minute phone conversation where we chat about your current situation and how we might apply design ideas to enhance your site. Once we have a good understanding of your current situation and goals we will arrange to meet with you at your site.

Subject to your agreement our design team will create a comprehensive landscape or permaculture design. The next step is yours, to capture your dream and bring it to life.

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Three questionable landscape practices

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