Green Sector Directory

(Formerly just the Resource List.)

Here are some resources we’ve assembled to get you on your way to a greener yard and less flood-prone city. The Urban Conservancy is providing this on an informational basis only. Green Sector Professionals on our Resource List all have a proven track record and are licensed and insured.

Property owners should engage in the necessary due diligence before entering into any contractual relationship with vendors or service providers. If you ever have any questions, run into difficulties, or need help finding a service provider, call us at (504) 717-6187 or email and we will be happy to help.

New to stormwater management?

Check out this wonderful DIY guide, The Joy of Water to get you started.
It takes you through vocabulary, site assessment tips, and DIY stormwater projects you can do at home.


All You Need Stormwater management consultation. Jordan Bantuelle of All You Need consults on low-tech and DIY solutions for stormwater management, including how rain water can be integrated into growing beds.

1. Concrete Demo & Removal

Green Way Inc. : 504-469-4424,
Rue Contractors (Mike Richard): 504-723-9072

When You Remove Concrete: You or your contractor will dial LA One Call and 811 to identify underground utilities before you dig.

2. Green Infrastructure + Landscaping

Landscape Architects
Evans+Lighter – Design, build: concrete removal, Green infrastructure/landscaping, TrueGrid
DesignJones LLC– design only


Green Way Inc. : 504-469-4424, – concrete removal, French Drains, landscaping
Fleurish Ecoscapes– landscaping/installation, landscape maintenance -licensed horticulturist 

Mastodonte: 504-264-1352– construction/stormwater management-native plantings, ecological systems, sustainable practices, licensed horticulturist, TrueGrid 
Royalty Horticulture– 504-577-6340,
Certified arborist, landscaping, pesticide application

For Large Scale Residential and Commercial Projects
Garden Environments, Inc.  (504) 475-5809,
-Concrete removal, landscaping, TrueGrid

Rain Garden Packages

Greenman Dan is now providing Rain Garden Packages! Choose from DIY or professional install. For DIY: All materials and instructions are included and delivered to your home.

Launch NOLA Green Build Day Opportunity

Want to be a part of our green-sector training partnership? We’re looking for flexible individuals willing to have their FYI project be the site for a supervised build day. Apply here or get more information. 

3. Native Plants

Native plants are an important part of green infrastructure. They absorb more water and take less maintenance than non-natives and are built to thrive in our climate and have high tolerance for both wet and dry conditions.

Pelican Greenhouse at City Park: For more info about monthly plant sales call 504-483-9464 or email

Louisiana Growers– Look for them at Spring and Fall garden shows!

Almost Eden– Louisiana native plants for purchase online – and they ship!

Native Plant Resource-Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

Tips for growing the Louisiana Iris– A great site for in-depth information. See also: Identifying Iris impostors 

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Skip the big box stores and try: 

Jefferson Feed  |Sunrise Trading Co | Urban Roots | Harold’s Plants


4. Permeable Pavement

An alternative to traditional concrete that lets water soak through it and back into the ground.

True Grid:
Quality Sitework Materials– certified TrueGrid distributor
TJ Truxillo, Business Development
W:855-469-2015 C:985-859-9681

GftK Mortar– permeable grout- for use with permeable or traditional pavers

Nic Stover, Milestone Imports Inc.

Pavestone (note: must order more than 2000 square feet)

For more info: David Nelson
Cell # 504-701-5853 | Office # 985-882-9111
Address: 29095 Krentel Road
Lacombe, La 70445.

If you’re interested in installing permeable pavers, please notify us and we’ll guide you through the process.  504-717-6187 or 

5.Project Management/General Contractors/Architects

AMB2 Architects, LLC : Exterior and interior building design; overall site design; facade updates, including incorporating the surrounding landscape and context and relationship; exterior design elements including: fencing, signage, lighting, parking and garden bed layout, awnings/overhangs, etc.; coordination with other consultants

Sweeney Restoration: Comprehensive projects that include demo, excavation, forming, pervious concrete pouring, exterior masonry work, exterior wood work, new structure builds (sheds, patios, pergolas, porches), home additions etc.

6. Soil Conditioning

Schmelly’s Dirt 504-535-GROW (4769) An organics recycling company offering compostable waste management for food service, commercial, & residential. We sell premium compost, garden soil, mulch & growing amendments for urban farms & gardens, as well as offer soil consulting & bulk materials delivery.

Grounds to Ground is a New Orleans start-up that creates a natural pest repellent and soil conditioner made from recycled coffee waste.
Laughing Buddha Nursery has bulk soil, mulch, compost, and so much more to keep your yard happy.

Next Steps

Catch Basin Cleanup

UC Catch Basin Cleanup Tips

Check your drains and see if they are blocked with leaves and other debris. Go ahead and clean them out yourself, or gather your neighbors or Neighborhood Association to set up a storm drain cleaning event. You’d be surprised how easy it is, and how much cleaning out one drain helps!


Your new landscaping is installed and looking beautiful. Keep it that way and help grow our skilled landscape maintenance workforce by hiring someone to maintain your new green infrastructure.

Groundwork New Orleans, a nonprofit that provides training in water-wise landscape installation and maintenance to high school students. Hire Groundwork to provide semi-monthly maintenance and by doing so, know you’re creating jobs for young New Orleanians.

Spread the Word

Call us at (504) 717-6187 or email to request door hangers with information about FYI to share with your friends and neighbors.

Parks and Parkways User Guides: P&P Tree Permitting Pamphlet  | Design Standards for Plantings on Public Green Space | Choosing An Appropriate Tree


Other Links 
Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan
Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative


Managing Water in New Orleans- from Dana Brown & Associates
The Bowl- How New Orleans Became a “Bowl”