All About Us
Established in 1997, Terra Firma Landscaping has been providing expertise in garden maintenance, boxwood, roses, and perennials for over twenty years. Terra Firma is committed to low impact, earth friendly practices. In pursuit of attaining an ever higher level of earth consciousness, we continually strive toward key goals:
Being gas-free with zero emissions as often as we can
Foregoing chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers in favor of natural alternatives
Recycling all yard debris for zero waste
Planting native which helps support and nurture existing Richmond ecosystems
Andrew Larkin and his dedicated team offer expertise, attention to detail, and a genuine desire to do quality work in an efficient manner.
Certifications & Memberships
- Virginia Certified Horticulturist
- Virginia Certified Pesticide Applicator
- Degree in Horticulture
- Member, Boxwood Society
- Member, Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association
- Member, American Horticulture Society
- Continuing education in Horticulture
Cast & Crew
Terra Firma has been taking care of our yard for almost 5 years. They mow the grass as well as tend to the perennial beds and shrubs. They are knowledgeable about horticulture, care about the environment and do not over-use herbicides and sprays. They are also easy to reach via email and always pleasant and accommodating.
~Molly H., Richmond VA
Drew Larkin, owner of Terra Firma Landscape, is amazing! Besides being so knowledgeable about every type of plant, tree, etc for your yard, he is about the hardest working person I know. He doesn't waste his time or my money!
~Lena S., Richmond, VA
Terra Firma accomplishes more in one day than any landscaping company I have ever used. And their vast knowledge of proper plant and shrub placement, as well as quality maintenance, has yielded amazing results. They have patiently tutored me in effectively working with the natural assets particular to my property by optimizing its terrain, light and shade, and natural hydrating capabilities. I am very pleased to recommend Terra Firma for its professionalism, expertise and individualized attention.
~Kathleen S., Warrenton VA
Terra Firma Landscape is EVERYTHING you would want a landscaping business to be…..EXTREMELY knowledgeable, VERY detail oriented, and VERY dependable, and SO friendly! We would not be able to live where we do without having them to so beautifully take care of ALL our landscaping needs.
~B. Stanley, Montpelier VA
It has been a pleasure to work with Andrew Larkin, the proprietor of Terra Firma. He has cared for my garden the past 5 plus years and has demonstrated a vast knowledge of plants suitable to Central Virginia and how best to nurture them. He continues to take horticultural courses in order to remain current and has been key in the development of my garden.
~Mary Ellen M., Richmond, VA
I have worked with Terra Firma Landscape on numerous landscape projects for 15 years. Andrew is well educated in the biological and chemical technicalities of the business; has years of experience with plant materials, their characteristics, suitability to sites, and their proper maintenance. Most important is Andrew's reliability, work ethic, and his rapport with both clients and designers. I look forward to days I will be on site with him. ~RobinW., Richmond, VA
It is with pleasure that I endorse Terra Firma Landscaping. Excellent work completed quickly and with knowledge and skill.
~Meredith S, Richmond, VA