For every landscape there is a variety of possibilities, and we'll collaborate with you to find the best options for your needs and your lifestyle. Our design services range from creating complete landscape plans that consider privacy screening, circulation, the creation of gathering spaces, and plantings for color and interest, to designing specific areas such as entry gardens or other more discreetly targeted areas.
The goal of our design work is to help you maximize the use of your spaces. We strive to integrate your home and garden by enhancing the connection between indoors and outdoors and creating a series of spaces that unfold from one to the next. The mood and the character of the garden are considered as well as the function of the space. Interesting use of stonework, a deep knowledge of plants and how they actually perform in the landscape based on many years experience of landscape gardening, and exceptional craftsmanship and detailing are all part of our designs.
While we work in a variety of styles from formal to naturalistic, we have a particular interest in using native plantings and lawn alternatives to create gardens that are ecologically beneficial as well as functional and beautiful. We use a lot of ornamental grasses, native and non native, in large swaths that are elegant and nearly care free to create visual interest year round. Inspirations are the architecture of the home, the local natural environment, and the beauty of the natural world.
The design process begins with a working meeting at your home to clarify your needs and preferences followed by design development over the course of 2-3 meetings, depending on the size of the project.
Once the design is finalized, we provide you with complete pricing for your project installation and help you identify phases for the construction.
We work with the best crews to install your garden and will manage your project from start to finish. Our construction supervision insures that your landscape is faithful to the design and is completed in a timely manner with the high level of quality that we demand. Many impromptu but significant decisions, crucial to the success of a project, are often made on site, and we'll be there to manage all the details and update you daily.
We are trained horticulturists and we use our expertise to keep your plants healthy and blooming. We plant and tend flower gardens, offer expert small tree and shrub pruning, and site, plant, and care for vegetable gardens. We prune to enhance a plant's natural shape or 'habit' or to promote blooming. We fertilize with compost and other organic amendments to feed the soil, so the soil can feed your plants. And we can consult with you on how to add to or improve an existing garden. Our maintenance services are available on a regularly scheduled or occasional basis.
If all you need is a little advice, we can consult with you to answer gardening questions, discuss design possibilities, or identify your plantings and make recommendations for improvements. Consultations are available on an hourly basis.