Native Plant Landscaping Services

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

Daniel DeGregory
Daniel DeGregory
Wise Hands’ co-owner, Malory, and her crew have done a great job with the first of our two-phase xeriscape project, which has included a bit of hardscaping as well. Both she and Tabatha have been cordial, professional, and communicative—and extremely pleasant to confer with. From the initial consultation through the planning and design process, everything has progressed smoothly. I’m pleased to have chosen Wise Hands for our landscaping project!
Emily Turek
Emily Turek
They came. They saw. They conquered! Thanks to the team for removing unwanted weeds and giving the native plants room to grow! The garden is thriving and the birds love it! I do, too!
Janet Gunnels
Janet Gunnels
They did an outstanding job! I am so pleased with pulling the weeds even the ones that were hiding, trimming, replacing the soil. I am very pleased with the results.
Creaciones Del Angel
Creaciones Del Angel
Sandra Bates
Sandra Bates
Very happy indeed. Victoria drew up a beautiful Design and was very receptive to my special requests. The installation. crew worked diligently and carefully making the whole experience a pleasure. Thank you, you have a very satisfied customer.

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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