The Essential Dirt offers private and public design and installation for outdoor spaces in Northern Michigan and Kent County, England.


Tracy Brookfield, garden designer, specializes in creating garden landscapes using sustainable practices and local platings thoughtful of the natural or urban surroundings. Previous projects include: Garden design incorporating stone masonry, water features, landscaping,  edible and native flower-scapes for residential and commercial properties--including public spaces.

Tracy studied garden design at Hadlow College in Canterbury, England to turn a life-long love into a career. He has been designing and installing unique landscapes for over 20 years.