BlueFlax Design LLC Projects 

Design - Permit - Build

 

The following projects are samples of BlueFlax Design's work and do not represent an in-depth portfolio. Please contact us for more information about projects or for sample cut sheets. 


Ecological Restoration

BlueFlax Design LLC specializes in restoration of coastal and wetland resource areas including coastal banks, coastal dunes, isolated wetlands, and salt marshes. A restoration project may be designed as mitigation for a larger project, or simply to regenerate ecological integrity of the resource area. 

 
 

BEFORE

AFTER

Coastal Bank Restoration

Date: 2013 - 2017

Scope: Restoration and stabilization of the coastal bank, removal of invasive species, erosion control, seeding and planting the coastal bank

Location: Chatham, MA

DURING: Coastal bank stabilization

Coastal Bank Restoration

Date: 2012 - 2016 

Scope: Restoration and stabilization of the coastal bank, removal of invasive species, erosion control, seeding and planting of the coastal bank

Location: Cataumet, MA

BEFORE

DURING

AFTER

Coastal Bank Restoration

Date: 2013 - 2017

Scope: Restoration and stabilization of the coastal bank, removal of invasive species, erosion control, seeding and planting of the coastal bank 

Location: Falmouth, MA

DURING: View of newly planted beachgrass

Coastal Dune Restoration

Date: 2017 - ongoing 

Scope: Revegetation of the coastal dune

Location: Wellfleet, MA


 

Mitigation Design

Mitigation projects are often completed as restoration of a coastal resource areas (as shown above), however, in some cases mitigation plantings may be designed to suit a particular property, project or client. 

 
 

DURING: Newly planted native shrubs within mitigation area.

mitigation Planting

Date: 2015 - present

Scope: Native plantings designed to mitigate for an expansion of impervious surface within a wetland resource area on the property.

Location: Eastham, MA

 

AFTER

Mitigation Planting

Date: 2014 - 2017

Scope: Native plantings designed to mitigate for a structural addition on the property, invasive species removal, seeding, split rail fence construction.

Location: Chatham, MA

AFTER

Mitigation Planting

Date: 2013 - 2016

Scope: Invasive species removal and mitigation planting design within resource area buffers, designed to meet regulation performance standards and be an attractive backdrop within client's backyard.

Location: Chatham, MA

 

Invasive Vegetation Management

BlueFlax Design LLC specializes in invasive plant species management and removal using methods developed from years of experience, up-to-date research, and knowledge in the field of restoration.

 
 
 DURING: View of management area after invasive species have been removed, area has been seeded with native grass and wildflower mix

DURING: View of management area after invasive species have been removed, area has been seeded with native grass and wildflower mix

Invasive species removal

Date: 2017 - present

Scope: Invasive species removal within an upland buffer to an adjacent salt marsh, revegetation with native plant community.

Location: Chatham, MA

 AFTER

AFTER

Invasive SPecies Removal

Date: 2014 - present

Scope: Invasive species removal as mitigation for expanded house footprint, revegetation with native plant community.

Location: Chatham, MA

 

AFTER

Invasive SPecies Removal

Date: 2013 - 2016

Scope: Invasive species removal and wetland resource area restoration designed as mitigation.

Location: Orleans, MA


 

Residential Landscapes

BlueFlax Design LLC designs residential landscapes for both comfortable living and ecological benefit. We design all landscape elements including plantings, driveways, walkways, patios, and lighting. 

 
 

AFTER (Summer Year 3)

Residential Landscape Design

Date: 2014 - ongoing

Scope: Garden bed and landscape design 

Location: Orleans, MA

AFTER: Newly planted entry way (Fall Year 1)

Comfortable living spaces

Date: 2017 

Scope: Landscape planting design, hardscape design, and meadow restoration

Location: Wellfleet, MA

AFTER

Artistic Garden Design

Date: 2012

Scope: Landscape design including colorful plantings showcasing pollinator species. 

Location: Marion, MA


 

Public Interest

BlueFlax Design has worked with conservation trusts, foundations, and non-profits, helping to complete their restoration and conservation goals. 

 
 

AFTER

chatham conservation foundation

Date: 2014 - 2017

Scope: Restored 8,000 square feet of lawn to meadow, invasive species management, removed previously cut vegetation 

Location: Chatham, MA

DURING: View of meadow garden at front entrance to APCC Headquarters

ASsociation to preserve

Cape Cod (APCC)

Date: 2016 - present 

Scope: Working with APCC to design a "living laboratory" landscape to showcase native plants and the diverse possibilities for native, sustainable landscapes on Cape Cod.

Location: Dennis, MA

DURING: The newly restored meadow is growing in well in its first season.

 DURING: Newly planted pollinator garden (Summer Year 1)

DURING: Newly planted pollinator garden (Summer Year 1)

Harwich Conservation Trust

Date: 2017 - ongoing

Scope: Meadow restoration; revegetation after demolition, soil preparation, seeding and irrigation

Location: Harwich, MA

 

WELLFLEET BAY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Date: 2018 - ongoing

Scope: Redesign of the butterfly & pollinator garden for educational purposes using primarily species native to the eastern U.S.

Location: Wellfleet, MA (Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary)


 

Visual Renderings

Visual renderings illustrate what a project will conceptually look like either while it is in progress or at its completion/when it is fully established. These illustrations may be done digitally or by hand, and are useful for fundraising, generating community buy-in, or helping clients visualize intended aesthetics. 

 
 

The Laurel School

Date: 2017

Scope: Design for the front entrance to the school, visual rendering of design for the purposes of fundraising.

Location: Brewster, MA

 

AFTER: Rendered illustration; view from property owner's home looking toward established salt marsh.

Friends of Herring River

Date: 2017

Scope: Create photo renderings to illustrate to community members how the restoration of salt marshes will look over time during the Herring River Restoration project.

Location: Wellfleet, MA

MID-STAGE RESTORATION: A section illustration of upland retreat as the salt marsh is restored.

LATE-STAGE RESTORATION: A section illustration of the salt marsh after it has been established.