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The Office of Landscape Architect, Tom Benjamin (413) 687-1135 tom@wellnesscapes.com
Sigman Res Dock
Sigman Res Dock
South Kingstown

Design for this coastal property calls for controlling shoreline invasive plants to open water views and to replant with more attractive native plantings.

Landscape Concept Plan For This Coastal Property Emphasizes Shoreline Invasives Management To Open Water Views, Restoration Of Native Coastal Plant Community, And Rain Water Recapture In Rain Garden.

Landscape Concept Plan for this coastal property emphasizes shoreline invasives management to open water views, restoration of native coastal plant community, and rain water recapture in rain garden.

Sigman Res Planting2
Sigman Res Planting1
Sigman 1 Web
Sigman 2 Web

Coastal Residence
South Kingstown, RI

Working in a spectacular location overlooking the water, Tom provided the vision and landscape plan to allow the owner to replace a 1970s cottage with a modern, energy efficient coastal home.  Rigorous state coastal zone and local regulations required a low-input, drought-tolerant landscape approach favoring native plantings and ecosystems.

Tom’s plan for the property has balanced the ecosystem needs with the client’s functional needs for kayak launching, water access and contained lawn gathering space.  Design work also addressed coastal bank invasive species management to enhance both ecosystem functions and water views.

Work included softening the appearance of required raised waste water management system with tall native grasses.

Project is under construction.

Project Highlights

  • Developed resilient landscape plan within coastal flood zone
  • Planned for invasive species management to encourage desirable native plants
  • Added shady rain gardens to soak up the rain while providing lush cover
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