Native Plant Landscaping Services

Native Landscape Design & Maintenance | Habitat restoration | Wildflower Meadows Invasive plant removal | Consultation | Education

Jan Sayles
Jan Sayles
We have been very impressed with Wise Hands. They are great landscape designers and Victoria Shriver came up with a great plan for our yard. Their capable and committed team has done a great job executing the landscape plan, transforming our weedy, pea gravel yard into a wonderful Florida native plant friendly landscape and garden. Everyone is a joy to work with and they are such hard workers. They are the best in what they do.
Becky Mann
Becky Mann
Love working w/ Wise Hands. Very friendly, knowledgeable staff. Always a pleasure! Thank you!
Teresa Foster
Teresa Foster
My yard went from overgrown and dark and to welcoming and tame in one day with two Wisehands guys. They were good listeners, hard-working and professionals. I would definitely recommend them for a one time spruce up or ongoing help with "keeping it native." They know which plants to yank out. Double green thumbs up.
Susan Betzer
Susan Betzer
I particularly appreciated the team coming back to complete one of the projects they'd not been able to talk to me aboutat the time they had to leave for the next job. Careful work, respectful of the many different kinds of plants in our garden.
Karen Boha
Karen Boha
The team is always excellent!
DaMa La
DaMa La
It's been a joy to work with a wonderful group of knowledgeable, considerate folks.
E Denise Johnson
E Denise Johnson
Wise Hands are professional, friendly and knowledgeable
Julie MacNary
Julie MacNary
They come when that day they’ll come and do a good job

About Us

Wise Hands started in 2019 with the idea that unique, intelligently designed, and ecologically friendly landscapes need regular care by people who know plants. We now offer one-of-a-kind landscape designs using Florida native plants, installation services, restoration work and invasive plant control, and Pinellas County public lands tree planting.


Rooted in natural landscapes, our maintenance services include weeding; pruning for health, vigor and aesthetics; and small plantings. We also operate a sister company, Wise Hands Native Nursery, which focuses on growing rare native plants for wholesale buyers. We nourish truly beautiful and unique landscapes with the expertise they need to thrive. Our mission is to create and maintain natural landscapes, Florida native plantings, and wildlife gardens and to help grow a movement toward a synergy between the human and natural environments for the benefit of both. 


As Florida’s natural resources continue to be developed, Wise Hands’ mission becomes ever more critical. As we lose these natural spaces, they are likely lost forever, and we wholeheartedly support wildlands conservation. Alongside this challenge, urban areas and neighborhoods have the opportunity to not only be less taxing on local ecosystems, but to actually provide wildlife habitat, water purification, pollinator support, and so much more. 


Owners Stefan and Malory Babjak, along with their talented crew, can help make your space a place you love to be in and observe for all the life there. 

Meet The Owners

Malory Babjak

Malory’s background is in the intersection of health and food systems. Having been a yoga teacher and studied herbalism, Malory is inspired by the healing power of plants and intact ecosystems. She takes care of the internal operations and social media at Wise Hands. Malory is a certified permaculture designer, FNGLA Certified Horticultural Professional, and she has a Master of Science degree in sustainable food systems. Malory lives in Gulfport with Stefan and their daughter, along with two cats and an urban chicken flock. 

Stefan Babjak

With an eye on growth, Stefan wants to see Wise Hands continue to expand across Florida to tackle the problems he is most passionate about: biodiversity, environmental restoration, ecological resilience, and sustainability. He focuses on training employees, expanding our services, and helping the operation run smoothly. He is a certified arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), an FNGLA Certified Horticultural Professional, and has over eight years of experience working exclusively with native plants. His mission is to help people create beautiful wildlife-friendly landscapes with native plants. 

Over 12 Years of Experience

Combined Experience of 12 years of Urban Agriculture, Horticulture Experience, Gardening, Landscaping, Maintenance, and Consultation

Certified FNGLA Horticulture Professionals

This is the industry’s only certification program that covers everything from plant selection, plant pests and diseases, and landscape management.

ISA Certified Arborist

The International Society of Arboriculture’s certification program to train and equip professionals to work with trees in the landscape. We provide proper identification, planting, disease and pest management, and care.

Permaculture Design Certified

Design science to create holistic and ecologically synergistic plantings, effective use of resources, and lower maintenance landscapes. Focused on food-bearing plants.

Why Us?


Native Landscape Maintenance

Our knowledable team takes care of many beautiful native yards. Our maintenance tasks include: assessing the health of your plants; weeding; pruning for health, vigor and aesthetics; removing any litter; applying much; and small plantings.

Landscape Installation

Already have a design? We are happy to be your installers. With experience in plant and debris removal with equipment, we can get the job prepped and completed.

Consultation and Plant Identification

We offer a one-hour consultation to walk your property with you and provide advice on your landscape. During the consultation, we can identify your plants and trees and let you know if they are native, Florida friendly, or invasive. We can provide ideas to solve your landscape challenges and provide step by step solutions. We then follow up with an emailed report detailing our recommendations and information about the plants you have or the ones we'd recommend. While this service does not include design, we can provide general ideas and plant suggestions.

Native Landscape Design

Our process starts with a design consultation to walk the property, identify your site conditions, listen to your goals and get a sense of what we could create for you. We will quote your landscape design based on the consultation, create the design, present it to you, make revisions, and then quote the install and maintenance.

Wild Lands Management & Habitat Restoration

Our process starts with a design consultation to walk the property, identify your site conditions, listen to your goals and get a sense of what we could create for you. We will quote your landscape design based on the consultation, create the design, present it to you, make revisions, and then quote the install and maintenance.

Education & Speaking Engagements

We are excited to spread the word about the benefits of native plants at your gathering. Please get in touch for details. It has taken us years to acquire our knowledge and we spend good time preparing for our presentations, so if possible, honorariums are appreciated.

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