A Little About Do It Yourself Landscaping

Marilu Wickre's Design Concept

Do It Yourself Landscaping is a design concept that was developed and trademarked in 1986 by Marilu Wickre. She became interested in horticulture and landscape design in her early years and went on to study under the tutelage of the respected Seattle horticulturist, Toke Toyoshima. After five years of working with this master of Japanese horticulture, Marilu went on to establish her own maintenance business, then further her academic education and design skills. Since graduating with a landscape design degree she has pursued various certifications including a lifetime accreditation as a Washington State Certified Nurseryman.
Marilu Wickre of Do It Yourself Landscaping
Marilu Wickre
Marilu Wickre with worm castings
Worm castings, organic fertilizer

Unique Style

Marilu has very successfully followed in her mentor’s footsteps to develop a unique way of integrating indigenous plants from the Northwest with the modern style of today’s life. The hands on training in pruning and planting gave her the ability to know the eventual sizes and correct placement of plants. Your yard will not become overgrown in a few years but will last a lifetime, as it should. Just one more way her designs can save you money and time.

Versatile Design Plans

Her design concepts can mesh well with yours whether you are looking for the serene getaway from the hectic pace of a full-time job, to a fun-filled children’s garden, a pet friendly yard, an organic raised-bed vegetable garden, or a romantic cosmopolitan setting.

Marilu Wickre with Perennials
Perennial interplanting adds color
Marilu Wickre's Nurseryman Certification
Marilu Wickre's Nurseryman Certification
Newspaper Article about Marilu Wickre
Newspaper Article about Marilu Wickre