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Polishing a diamond in the rough

This 1911 Jonesboro home had a date with the bulldozer but thankfully her remodeling professional relayed to the owner how solid the structure was and how much of a shame it would be to demolish it. After deliberating on what to do with the house, the idea of an event center was born. Taken before…

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Relaxing seclusion

Because we had worked for several of their neighbors, the owners approached us to re-design their back yard. With their children older, the need for a large open lawn was less important, and the desire now was to have a quiet place to retreat. The new design positioned a water feature and sitting area mid-way…

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Vivid color and abundant texture

Compelling designs that last all season. This homeowner wants a variety of colors and textures. The textures need to be mostly flowering. The variety of premium quality plants used ensured a vivid display of color and textures. These zinnias (left) provided an abundance of flowers all through the summer. The array of colors and textures make this…

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Designing to control flow

Creating recreation spaces that address water runoff. The client’s goal for this project was to rehab a dilapidated portion of the property into a casual, highly-usable entertaining and recreation area with a low maintenance landscape to surround. The spaces, architectural feel, and overall design needed to mesh with the existing property, located in a historic…

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Big, bold color

FlowerWorx

Bold seasonal color that thrives in the summer heat. This estate property in the heart of Sandy Springs has close to 1500 square feet of annual beds throughout its four acres of land. The property was installed with a lush landscape design theme with many varieties of trees, evergreens, conifers and blooming plant material and…

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Landscape Alert: Slow spring green-up 2019

UAC Landscape Alert

Turfgrass Spring Blog #2: 2019 Edition Clint Waltz, Ph.D. -University of Georgia Turfgrass Specialist To date, the average 4-inch soil temperature for the entire month of April in Griffin, GA (which is fairly central for the state) is 64.1 F. In the last fourteen days, there were five days where the average daily 4-inch soil…

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Decked out back yard

Unique Environmental Landscapes

Making more space to enjoy the outdoors. When these owners purchased the home, the pool had minimal decking only on one side. Past the pool area, there was no useable space due to a strong slope in the upper turf area. We created pool decking to include all four sides using Travertine for an updated…

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Bold, bright flower beds

Gibbs Landscape Company

 Vibrant seasonal color. Our client wants bright reds and yellows with varying textures. The beds are long but the depth is challenging for all the layers requested. A beautiful display using reds and yellows of varying heights, colors and textures. The Aaron Caladium add nice texture and height to the back of the beds. Vibrant…

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Patio solves slope and shade

Unique Environmental Landscapes

Terraced outdoor space for coffee and happy hours. The backyard was a complete oversight on the behalf of the builder. First, he installed Bermuda sod in a completely shaded backyard – destined to doom. Having worked with our firm previously, the homeowner already knew this would be a problem and contacted us upon the closing.…

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Connecting with community

Ruppert Landscape

Creating outdoor spaces for parishioners. On September 13, 2018, over 100 employees from Ruppert Landscape’s Lilburn and Mableton, GA and Raleigh and Charlotte, NC branches worked together with parishioners to transform the grounds of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Stone Mountain, GA. The majority of the places for meditation and prayer were indoors, so by…

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