Plantscaping with a difference. Connecting People and Plants.
NJ Certified WBE & SBE
A Scientific and Sustainable Approach
Plantscaping is the direct result of understanding soil and environmental factors, combined with the art of listening to a clients’ needs and wishes for their exterior space. Owner, Laura DePrado, has extensive knowledge and experience creating spaces that are both beautiful and easy to maintain. Before installing a design, she carefully scouts the property for potential problems and helps the client determine a course of action. Healthy environments do not happen by accident. There are above-ground and below-ground climates and considerations. Everything starts with the soil. + Learn more about Laura
The History of Horticultural Therapy
Our connection to the garden is not new. Final Touch Plantscaping, B.S. HTR, collaborated with Rutgers Faculty to research and co author publication, "Enabling Gardens: The Practical Side of Horticultural Therapy." Throughout history, mankind has been associated with gardens. Many faiths hold the belief that human life began in a garden. The first designed gardens date back to 2000 BC in Mesopotamia, where lush gardens were planted in this arid region. In the 1100's AD, the therapeutic benefits of gardening were first described in a hospice garden located at a monastery in Clairvaux, France + To Read the full Fact Sheet...
Planning for 4 Seasons of Color
What makes us respond to a garden?
Laura specializes in creating sensory stimulating spaces and places for maximum benefit to the participants. Gardens commonly look great in the spring but fade during the other seasons. Laura creates customized gardens with year-round interest to stimulate and engage the 5 senses. By blending the rights colors, textures, heights and shapes of plantings placed in the right location we can create spaces that are beautiful even when they are not in bloom. We also choose low maintenance plants, trees and shrubs that will thrive.
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November’s garden offers cornucopia of plants for the senses
Laura Deprado uses Gardening for Therapy to help people across New Jersey. Laura is a Horticultural Therapist, and her article "November’s garden offers a cornucopia of plants for [...] + READ MORE
Interview with Bert Baron of WCTC
Bert Baron of WCTC interviews New Jersey Horticultural Therapist - Laura DePrado from Final Touch Plantscaping for his in-studio podcast.
Listen here and learn why Horticultural [...] + READ MORE
Benefits of Gardening for those in Recovery
Gardening while in recovery, offers evidenced-based benefits for behavioral health. Laura DePrado developed a program using a therapeutic mobile cart to promote wellness and recovery at [...] + READ MORE
TOP 25 Leading Brand Builders
September 24, Somerset County NJ, - Laura DePrado, Horticultural Therapist and President of Final Touch Plantscaping, LLC was just named by Leading Women Entrepreneurs NJ [...] + READ MORE
The Power of Plants: The Healing Properties of Horticultural Therapy
Horticultural Therapist Laura DePrado was interviewed for the September 2018 edition of House Method in the article "The Power of Plants: The Healing Properties of Horticultural [...] + READ MORE
A sensory garden of plants with colors, textures, shapes, and fragrances in a native, sustainable garden that invites safe participation and horticultural therapy programs and [...] + READ MORE