Ecological Landscape Design & Consulting
Florida native landscape consultation and designEcological landscaping ideas and services that enhance the natural Florida habitat.

Personal Consultation

The Landscape that gives back.

Grounded Solutions gives you a Florida yard that gives back with pollinator friendly plant material, less water, and eventually less maintenance. Good for you, good for Florida, and good for your checkbook.

Landscape Design

Natural, organized and beautiful.

No two properties are the same. Each requires it’s own unique focus. We can sketch out some ideas... Let’s start by walking your property together.

Native Flora & Fauna

Florida, a fine balance of resources.

Drought tolerant Florida plants, offering seasonal flowers and berries for many other species is the basis for Grounded Solutions landscape designs. A pop-up plant shop is now germinating to help spread the seeds of diversity in your landscape.

About Us

AmandaOrlando native Amanda Martin is no stranger to the seasonal changes of Central Florida and the beauty a planned landscape can bring to a home.

With expansive knowledge in horticulture, landscape design and agricultural practices, Amanda brings passion and creativity to each sustainable landscape project.


Why Buy Natives

Residential landscapes are often filled with plants that grow well but offer little else to the surrounding environment.

Native Plants offer leaves as food, nectar for sugar and pollen for complex proteins. Seeds, nuts and acorns can provide a meal for birds and larger animals. A well balanced diet for our wildlife will help our local populations become more resilient as the climate changes.

Get Started



Let’s walk your landscape! Schedule an appointment for a site analysis to look at what’s growing, identify existing problems and begin to dream up a new plan.


We meet up again to review a new concept for the property, look up each native plant and discuss longterm maintenance strategies.


Finished design in hand, we can assist in delivering, staging and planting native plants with any homeowner. We love the DIY type!


  • Kelly T.

    We would highly recommend Grounded Solutions! Amanda came to our home and did an On-Site hand drawn design. It was perfect for what we wanted to accomplish. We wanted a guide on how to slowly transition our space into a more Florida Friendly landscape, using as many Florida native species as possible. We wanted to do the work in phases and be hands on in the process. This is why Amanda’s on site hand drawn option was perfect for us.

    Amanda is clearly passionate and knowledgeable in her field. She walked the yard with us listening to our goals and vision. She shared her knowledge to guide us to what was possible and suggested options we had not even considered. When she was finished with the drawing... which is lovely on its own, we had a good plan to get started. We had names of plant species, best placement, where to shop and what to expect. We learned a lot!

    So far our we are pleased with the results and will continue to work the plan outlined by Amanda. I highly recommend Amanda with Grounded Solutions. You will not regret it and you will be making your yard and the ecosystem beautiful and balanced!

    ~ Kelly T.

  • Adrian M.

    Amanda has done an awesome job designing, installing, and maintaining a beautiful native landscape for us as part of a new build. Her design works really well with a modern home - giving a clean, open look with definite structure in places and being a bit more relaxed in others.

    Regular reapplication of pine straw, especially when the landscape was getting established, has build a strong weed barrier. Weekly maintenance takes about 10 minutes, mostly blowing off the driveway and sidewalk plus removing with a few weeds. We are delighted with the results

    ~ Adrian M.

  • Patty R.

    My husband and I had been interested in a landscape of Florida native plants since the house was purchased in July 2013, but we didn’t have a clue how to do start or which plants to incorporate. Fortunately we were lead to Amanda Martin.

    This young woman has a plethora of knowledge involving not only Florida native plants, but landscaping with them, and also bee keeping. We are so grateful for her expertise and continued dedication to the yard she created. Thanks, Amanda!

    ~ Patty R.

  • Gina S.

    Amanda created a beautiful native landscape plan for our new home. She knew what grew here before the orange groves and subdivisions and included the natives that will easily thrive and support the butterflies, birds and other insects and critters that will visit and live in our yard. We are so enjoying our new yard!

    ~ Gina S.