Starting with a walk of the property, I will develop a planting plan based on a combination of your ideas and preferences, and my design and plant expertise.
Step 1 - Site Analysis
The key to a good design and a successful landscape is choosing the right plants for the right conditions. During the site analysis I will examine:
level of sunlight
wind and winter exposure
potential for deer browsing
diversity of existing plants
and other environmental conditions.
A thorough site analysis reveals the challenges and opportunities of every potential planting location.
Step 2 - Design Drawings and Photographs
Based on the site analysis, and using computer-aided design tools, I will create:
a detailed schematic drawing and plant list for your new garden
visualization photographs - our design software modifies photographs of your existing landscape with the new plant images to help you visualize the design before we start planting.
Step 3 - Installation
Here are some examples of gardens that I have designed and installed for my clients:
Native Plant Gardens
Native plants are New England hardy, and typically more pest, disease, and drought resistant than many non-native plants. They also benefit our ecosystems by providing vital life resources for insects, birds, and animals. Let me design a beautiful native garden for you that recreates the beauty of natural plant communities.
Pollinator & Bird Gardens
Attract birds, butterflies, and beneficial insects to your yard by creating a beautiful wildlife garden. These wild visitors will help make your time spent outdoors more interesting. I can locate your garden near your favorite window for year-round viewing.
Traditional turf grass lawns require ongoing irrigation, fertilization, pesticides, and maintenance to survive while offering very little in terms of ecological benefits. Do you need to keep pouring resources into your lawn? Let me help you explore and design lawn alternatives such as a native groundcover planting that requires little input or maintenance.
Woodland Shade Gardens
Many yards in our region are wooded and shady. This creates challenges for gardeners, but also opportunities. There are many beautiful shade-tolerant plants that can be used to create your rewarding shade garden.
Deer Resistant Gardens
Yes, there are many amazing plants that deer prefer not to eat. If you are looking to replace plants damaged by deer, or adding a new garden in deer country, let me help you choose deer resistant plants that will beautify your property and keep the hooved varmints at bay.
A living green fence can provide screening and privacy from a street or neighboring property. I can create a mixed planting of evergreen and deciduous plants that achieves privacy while beautifying your yard.