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Creating, planting, and sustaining beautiful conservation landscapes

CONSERVATION LANDSCAPING (kahn-suhr-vAY-shuhn lAnd-skay-ping) noun; Conservation landscaping refers to landscaping with specific goals of protecting clean air and water, and supporting local wildlife. 


  • Conservation Landscape Design and Installation

  • Environmentally Sustainable Maintenance

  • Habitat Restoration

  • Pollinator Gardens

  • Stormwater & Erosion Management

  • Dry Creek Beds & Rain Gardens 

  • Permeable Hardscapes


Need your landscaped designed?



We help connect you with the right designers for your needs. We collaborate with designers to create functional landscapes that work at the intersection of nature and beauty. With our extensive knowledge of native plants, ecology, and local environmental rules and regulations, we work with designers to create spaces that are attractive, practical, and require less maintenance over time than traditional lawns.

From design concept to installation, we work in lockstep with you to ensure that your vision, budget, and schedule are met.

Contact us today to take the first step in making your yard more beautifully in-tune with nature. 



Looking for seriously sustainable maintenance?


Native Roots offers a full suite of green maintenance services for your yard. Our environmentally-sensitive maintenance program uses only organic amendments, expert hand and mechanical weeding, precision pruning, edging, mulching and other related activities to ensure that your conservation landscapes stay beautiful, healthy and functional all year long. 

Contact us today to learn more about how to keep your yard the talk of the neighborhood!  

Need help with your installation?


With a design in hand, Native Roots offers top-quality conservation planting and permeable hardscape installation services. We specialize in native plants, as well as ecologically beneficial hardscapes, sourcing from only the most reputable plant nurseries and vendors committed to the highest industry standards.

If you are interested in making your home more sustainable, welcoming nature into your habitat, or transforming your yard into a beautiful landscape that reduces stormwater pollution and improves the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, contact us today. 


Passionate about nature and the environment from a young age, Native Roots Landscaping Founder & Co-owner, Thomas Schneider, is a certified Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional with a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and the Environment, and a M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from George Mason’s College of Science. As a native Washingtonian, rooted in a firm understanding of ecology and sustainability, coupled with a sharp eye for design, Thomas works closely with his clients and crew members to create, plant, and maintain landscapes throughout the DMV that are not only beautiful, but sustainable and beneficial to the environment.

Thomas formerly served as Executive Director of the workforce development nonprofit he co-founded, Rooftop Roots, which focused on training individuals in vegetable gardening and conservation landscaping. He lives and works in tandem with his wife and Co-owner, Joni, their son Archie, and their four legged crew, Poppy, Basil, Pesto, and Bagel. 

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Contact us now for installations and maintenance

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