Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens
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We design native plant gardens that focus on sustainability, wildlife value, and less maintenance compared to traditional landscapes. Through an artful interpretation and revival of the prairie community we bring nature home in all four seasons.

What makes us different?

-- We use 100% native plants to support wildlife such as bees, butterflies, and birds.
-- Our plants are younger which helps them establish sooner (within weeks).
-- We use more plants in lush, layered designs that mimic nature to increase ecological function and decrease maintenance over time.
-- No soil amendments or fertilizers and very little to no mulching. We work with current site conditions as much as possible (plants can help fix issues like ponding, erosion, weeds, or low fertility).
-- During the first year we provide additional consults to help you establish your new wildlife garden and ensure long-term success.

The process begins with an initial consult in your landscape then proceeds to a design, which may be done either digitally as a formal plan or on site the day of installation. We procure all plant material sourced as locally as possible. Installation can be performed by clients under our guidance, set up through a contractor of your choosing, or we will be able to perform the install.

We work with clients primarily in Lincoln and Omaha, but have helped homeowners across the Midwest.

Services Provided
Drought Tolerant Landscaping, Garden Design, Landscape Design, Landscape Plans, Native plant design, Pollinator gardens, Butterfly gardens, Low maintenance landscapes

Areas Served
Denton, Lincoln, Malcolm, Martell, Pleasant Dale, Raymond, Roca, Walton, Yankee Hill, Omaha, Grand island, Council Bluffs, Kearney

Certifications and Awards
Best of Houzz | 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 | 2012 Apartment Therapy Best Outdoor Space | APLD Silver Award, GWA
Contact: Benjamin Vogt
Location: Lincoln, NE 68522
Typical Job Costs: $2,500 - 15,000
Commented: What is this purple flower the butterfly is on? It could be Liatris pycnostachya. There are many Liatris species for a variety of site conditions and native ranges.
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Commented: What type of grass is this (the predominant clumps)? It's not a grass but a sedge -- Carex brevior. There are various types of sedge for all site conditions (in fact, I've written a few pieces on Houzz about sedge if you want to do a keyword search abov...
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Commented: Abu Graib? The reason there is a garden here is because neighbors reported us to weed control for tall lawn and dandelions. So I said to hell with it and put in native plants. No complaints, yet, in 3 years. Kee...
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Commented: What is this beautiful tall plant? Liatris aspera. There are MANY species to choose from.
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Commented: Online/Catalog Retailers - who's good, who to avoid? In the Northeast check out Izel Native Plants.
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Commented: can you tell me the name of this plant? Baptisia alba / lacteata
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