Professional Gardening Services

Detail maintenance | Habitat restoration | Plant identification | Wildflower meadows | Native landscapes | Invasive plant removal | Educational presentations

About Us

Wise Hands started with the idea that unique, intelligently designed, and ecologically friendly landscapes need regular maintenance and care by people who know plants. We are a small detail landscape maintenance company that can nourish a truly beautiful and unique landscape with the expertise it needs to thrive. We focus on natural landscapes, Florida native plantings, and wildlife gardens. Owners, Stefan Babjak and Malory Foster, along with their talented crew, can help make your space a place you love to be in and observe. We work in Pinellas County and South Tampa, Florida.

What We Are Not

We are not your typical mow, blow, and go crew. Our approach takes time, a deep knowledge of plants, patience, and an understanding that transforming a landscape is a process. We focus on landscapes that don’t include much turfgrass, and we can help transition our clients away from sod-heavy landscapes. Our tools of the trade include hand weeding, pruning, planting, and gradual transformation. The few electric tools we occasionally use are much quieter than gas-powered machinery. You won’t even know we’re there until you walk outside and are greeted by a lush, biodiverse garden and delicious food to eat right at your home.

Over 12 Years of Experience

Combined 12 years of experience in landscape maintenance, urban agriculture, horticulture, and gardening.

FNGLA Certified Horticulture Professional

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 professionals working with trees in the landscape. We provide proper identification and planting and can refer out for tree work.

Permaculture Design Certified

A globally-recognized design certificate program teaching the principles and foundations of ecological design to benefit the planet and society.

Limited Commercial Fertilizer Applicator License

Allows us to use herbicide properly as a tool for the worst invasive plants. We follow Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMPs), which teaches environmentally safe landscaping practices.


Wise Hands is insured with General Liability as well as Worker's Compensation.

Why Us?


  • Native Landscape Maintenance

  • Pollinator Gardens Consultation, Design, Install

  • Landscape Design for Wildlife

  • Classes & Speaking Engagements

  • Herbicide Treatment of Invasive Plants

  • DIY Landscape Guide Consultation

  • Urban Chickens Consultation

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