Judy Nauseef

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3926 James Ave. SW 52246

Judy is a landscape designer, garden writer and speaker. She has owned Judy Nauseef Landscape Design since 1989. Previous work as an artist and editor made the career a perfect fit.

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Judy is a certified landscape designer.  She is a Fellow of the Association of

Professional Landscape Designers and served on the board of directors for many years

and continues to serve on committees. She is also an Iowa Certified Nursery Professional.


Judy believes that planning is the most important part of creating a beautiful garden.

A landscape design provides the frame for the gardener’s creativity and passions.

She loves working with gardeners.  Their knowledge and enthusiasm has led to some

wonderful connections.


Judy has been writing for gardening magazines and giving talks for 10 years. In 2016

she wrote “Gardening with Native Plants in the Upper Midwest:  Bringing the Tallgrass

Prairie Home,” published by the University of Iowa Press. She has a passion for the

prairie landscape which she discovered after moving to Iowa in 1983. She began to

read everything she could find on the topic and began planting prairie at home.


Judy Is an Associate Member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and

a member of GWA: the Association for Garden Communicators.



Adding Native Plants to Your Garden

In the Garden:  The History of a Rural Garden

Native Plants in the Designed Landscape

Planning and Maintaining a Native Garden

Planning and Planting a Prairie for Your Landscape

Choosing Shade and Ornamental Trees for Your Landscape

Diversity in the Garden

Creating Native Habitat in Your Garden

Adding Hardscape Features to Your Landscape

Sustainabiity in the Garden


Judy lives in Iowa City, Iowa

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