About Us


We Design And Construct Nature

Our passion is habitat restoration, whether in your yard, your park, or for your business.   We turn sumps into bird sanctuaries, remove invasive plants and return the natives, create oases for native plants and ecosystems.

We build pollinator garden / bioswales to manage storm water runoff and recreate ecosystems.   We are part of a “rewilding” movement that is local and global.  What would be growing on your property if you weren’t there?   Some pitch pine in the sunny sandy areas.   Oaks, maples, beeches, laurels, redbud, sassafras, bayberry, winterberry, holly, chokeberry — each thrives under different conditions, even in a half acre yard.     Spadefoot’s“softscaping” will bring out the native beauty of your property by planting what belongs there, given the soil, the light, and hydrology.

We draw from world class experts in our mission to restore habitat here locally on Long Island, to rebuild our natural infrastructure.

We Are Naturescapers

It is now time for the landscaping industry to be reinvented around habitat restoration. The science is clear: The practice of planting non native plants on our properties — Japanese Red Maple, English Ivy, common periwinkle, wisteria, etc. — is destroying native habitat, both in our yards and globally as these plants spread.

The results of this global practice of introducing non-natives is now everywhere to be seen. We need to reverse course to save our environment now through a massive effort of habitat restoration everywhere. How can you help? Create native habitat in your yard. What can landscapers and big box stores do? Sell natives. Plant natives. We’ve been striving towards an unnatural beauty — insect free, exotic well manicured plantings. Spadefoot believes that the future is in our natural past and that Nature itself is synonymous with beauty. We will make your yard beautiful and full of life.

Landscape Design
Hard Landscaping
Soft Landscaping

Spadefoot Team

We created Spadefoot Construction and Design out of our passion for Nature.  Spadefoot specializes in habitat restoration, whether in your yard, or your local park, or along  Main Street or on your corporate campus.

Our mission is to replant our natives and recreate the local biome.  We work to return the plants, animals (and fungi) that together form the local “biome.”   We  plant what to our scientific determination should be growing on a given place on your property.   Our field biologists ask these questions:  Is the area full sun or partial or is it shaded?  Is the soil sandy or loamy or clay-like?   Is the area dry or wet?  That helps us select the plants best suited to your property, and their arrangement.

Spadefoot Design and Construction first inventories your property.   We ask these questions:  What is native and a non-native and what is invasive on your property?   That overview guides our planning:   What will be removed, what will remain, and crucially what we will add in, given a number of native planting options.

In developing our design plans, we work with leading practitioners of habitat restoration, using the latest techniques.   We have joined with other passionate naturalists in efforts, for example, to reintroduce The American Chestnut and The Atlantic White Cedar.  Together. we are engaged in the collective project of returning Nature to our communities wherever that may be.   We all recognized the need to reconnect with it if we are to preserve it — and ourselves.

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Spadefoot Design and Construction

(516) 225-8545
Long Island, NY

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