About Us

Founder’s Word

After graduating from Georgetown (many, many years ago…), I taught 9th grade English in the South Bronx.

The commute: a drive on the Cross Bronx Expressway to a neighborhood with no trees and a school with bars on the windows.

The salvation: Friday’s route home; stop one: the New York Botanical Gardens for a walk in the woods, stop two: grocery shopping on Arthur Avenue, the Italian neighborhood off Fordham Road, for a bag of mussels, a loaf of bread and salad for dinner.

The walk in the woods recharged me. The combination of plants in the perennial gardens inspired my creativity, and the good food at the end of a long day enticed my husband and I to put aside work and spend time with each other. Nature, beauty, and flavor: soil nurturing soul.

Environment matters. Those visits to the NYBG made me passionate about the value of gardens and eventually inspired me to trade in my red pen for a trowel and train as a master gardener, landscape designer and organic land care specialist so I could start Backyard Bounty. We installed our first garden in 2009, and in just a few years, grew into a team that designs, installs and maintains gardens throughout the DC metro area.

Our reputation for excellent work is rooted in our commitment to artistry and sound science, but most especially in our commitment to our clients, whom we welcome as part of our family. Enjoy exploring the gardens on our site. We look forward to meeting you. Our team and I are dedicated to building you an outdoor space that inspires and recharges you every day.

Edamarie

Founder

Our Team

Edamarie Mattei
Founder
Edamarie Mattei
Adan
Landscaper
Adan
Alejandra
Landscaper
Alejandra
Anicet
Landscaper
Anicet
Aniver
Landscaper
Aniver
Batamotah
Landscaper
Batamotah
Byron Gwinn
Horticulturist
Byron Gwinn
Catherine Bukowski
Landscape Designer
Catherine Bukowski
Chavez
Landscaper
Chavez
David
Landscaper
David
Desmond
Operations Manager
Desmond
Emilio
Landscaper
Emilio
Ernest
Landscaper
Ernest
Isabel
Landscaper
Isabel
Jared
Landscaper
Jared
Jefferson
Landscaper
Jefferson
Joe Mudd
Operations Manager
Joe Mudd
Khodadad
Landscaper
Khodadad
Lucas Alfaro
Master Mason
Lucas Alfaro
Marious
Landscaper
Marious
Mark Dennis
Senior Landscape Designer
Mark Dennis
Nathania
Landscaper
Nathania
Noe
Landscaper
Noe
Noel
Landscaper
Noel
Orlando
Mason
Orlando
Rebecca Wall
Senior Landscape Designer
Rebecca Wall
Rumualdo
Landscaper
Rumualdo
Karyn Thompson
Landscape Designer
Karyn Thompson
Kris Colby
Radar O-Reilly
Kris Colby