Evergreen planting screens are a natural and effective method to achieve a sense of privacy. Combinations of different species of plants can be used to create a more natural screen. These can incorporate a variety of sizes, textures, shapes and colors. Formal design of plantings can also be installed to create that certain look.read more
Landscape Design is the art of developing property for its greatest use and enjoyment. Our landscape design department uses the latest technology to help create your dream landscape. We utilize both hand-rendered and computer-generated (CAD) drawings.
These design services include:
• Landscape Master Planning
• Site Anaylsis/Existing Conditions Plan
• Planting Plan
• Hardscape Plan
• Conceptual Lighting Plan
• Environmental Design: Meadows, Native Design, Wetlands, Re-Vegetation Plans
• Conceptual Sketches and Color Renderings
A good design considers many aspects of a space with thoughtful consideration, including:
• Client Needs
• Plant Health
• Maintenance Needs
• Light Exposure
Master planning services provide an overall design scheme for your landscape taking into account all current conditions with the integration of new design features. Our design staff will meet you on-site and discuss your property and future plans . A master plan allows the homeowner to build their landscape in phases with an overall plan as the foundation for construction decisions.
Commercial and Residential Design
Let us create a landscape design for your business or home. The character of each kind of design is uniquely different and our landscape department has experience with both scales and settings. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your needs and budget.
Integrating a landscape edge with adjacent woods enhances the natural beauty already present. The area separates one managed for ornamental use and another that can be used for recreation. The wood edge can be an encroaching line of dense growth, both native and invasive. Because they are often not managed, these edges can take advantage if an environmental disturbance, gain a foothold, form a thicket and spread outward.read more
We believe that an integral part of the process is to meet with you to discuss your goals and interests. Pools, walkways, walls, steps and patios are critical features to any landscape that will enhance your enjoyment of the outdoors throughout the year. The useable space created should suit your specific tastes and interests. Let us create a conceptual design plan integrating our recommendations with your goals.
If you have a shaded corner of your property where you have had no previous success with a garden let us offer creative options and alternatives to provide a garden setting that flourishes in shade conditions using different native grasses, shrubs, groundcovers, perennials and ferns in attractive combinations that will offer interest throughout the seasons.
Plant Sourcing & Specimen Plants
Our design team can locate specimen trees and plants for the unique needs at your property. Our landscape construction department will then install the chosen plant in the desired location. Our team knows how to choose the healthiest and most beautiful plants available. We have contacts and sources throughout the Northeast to find just the right trees and plants from the basics to the more exotic.
Naturalized Meadows & Wildflowers
Meadows are a low maintenance alternative to the traditional lawn. They have aesthetic as well as natural habitat value. We can create an individualized seed mix of grasses and wild flowers that suit your specific property and personal tastes.
Our landscape division is known for having designed and planted numerous orchards of apples and peaches. Our Tree Care and Plant Health Care Divisions then maintain these orchards at the highest level. We can obtain trees both large and small, and of many varieties of fruit. We work with you to choose the ideal location that can enhance the view on your property or create a destination for guests and your family. Think of the enjoyment of walking off your patio and picking fresh, juicy fruit right from your own trees!
A Constructed Wetland is a man-made wetland created where none has existed before, and which purifies water runoff using natural processes. It purifies the way nature does - without electricity or chemicals. Each one is purpose-designed for its site. A completed wetland is an attractive working eco-system complete with plants and trees, birds, fish and amphibian life. Look to our Water Garden Division for customized wetland designs.
These gardens often work best in landscapes located near wooded areas where the line between your landscape and the native surroundings can be blended. Native plants are indigenous to our area and therefore grow best in our landscapes. Many beautiful specimen plants can be chosen from a native palette offering a greater opportunity for their long-term survival and less maintenance over time.
If your home is located near the sea or waterside your landscape must be tailored to respond to the delicate conditions of salt and wind exposure. With the correct planting palette your landscape will survive and flourish for years to come. The areas bordering the area further become a focal point on your property.
Low Maintenance Plantings
Low maintenance planting schemes utilize native, and other hardy plants in attractive combinations to offer the full benefits and opportunities for growing successful gardens that use less water, are more disease resistant and require less maintenance over time. Native and hardy plants are acclimated to this region so they require less care to keep them healthy, happy and looking great in your landscape.
Insect and Disease Resistant Plants
We work with our Plant Health Care Division to stay current on diseases and insects that damage landscape plantings. With the correct planting palette you can limit your landscape’s vulnerability to these pests. Any direct concerns are answered quickly by our Plant Health Care Division.
Deer Resistant Plants
By choosing the correct plants for your property with a focus on deer-deterrence you can greatly minimize the impact of damage to your landscape. This will insure that your landscape stays beautiful and each plant is allowed to grow and maintain its natural shape.