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General Landscaping


Reduce the size of lawn areas; they can be expensive to maintain properly. Substitute ground cover plants or wild flowers in semi-shaded areas where grass is difficult to establish.

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Large rocks can create a pleasant display. Raised wooden walkway over a stone garden connecting two patios.
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Steps from natural stone & Flag stone walkway. Waterfall with pleasant gardens & walkway around swimming pool.
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Garden Planning

There are many Important points to consider when planning a garden or any Landscaping. Before making any decisions about the type of garden you want, ask yourself the following Questions. Your answers will help create a garden that will give pleasure for seasons to come.

Who will be using the garden?

What are your family needs? Will children play in the garden? Do you want to create a separate play area?

Will you entertain in the garden? Is a barbecue necessary? Should there be a spot for dining? A patio?

Do you want fruit, vegetables or herbs from your garden? Will you want easy access from the kitchen?

Is your garden to be a source of cut flowers? Perhaps a separate cutting garden would be a good idea?

Is fragrance important to you?

How much privacy do you want?

Will the garden be the center of sports year-round? Would a swimming pool, basketball hoop, tennis court or skating area be useful? 

How much time do you want to devote to maintenance?

Much time, effort and confusion can be saved by intelligently planning your garden and
deciding what your needs are before planting. For professional help, call a professional.
Call us, we have the experience to achieve the garden of your dreams.

Formal gardens


Items such as rock gardens, rose gardens and
perennial beds can be defined and prepared the
second year for planting the following spring. Be
positive ... why plant a rose bush when, if you plan, you
can have a whole rose garden.

Statues or other stone or concrete structures give your garden a formal look.

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You do not need to have a Formal garden  all the way. Small scale of formal garden in front of your house, by the gazebo or other places with delicate transformation to free form gardening, gives you an elegant and stunning look.

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