Michaelangelo's Sustainable Landscape & Design Group

Enhancing the entrance

Making this home’s entrance safe and beautiful This project was a complete residential makeover. We designed the residence to have form and function. The retaining walls, steps, and walkways were dilapidated and unusable. From start to finish, the design enhanced the entire entrance to the home. This was the beginning of the rip-out process: removing leaves, old shrubs and retaining …

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Champion Landscape and Lawn Care

Expanded pool deck

More space for entertaining and relaxing This homeowner asked us to create more area for entertaining guests around the pool deck space. They also wanted to update the landscaping around the pool to incorporate more color. The client did not want to refurbish the entire pool deck so we introduced a different type of flagstone that would work well with …

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Classic Landscapes

Landscape renovation

Landscape is transformed in stages After purchasing this hidden gem in a prominent Atlanta community, the owners wanted to remodel the outside of the home in phases. This allowed for stretching the budget and keeping some of the plants that wouldn’t get overgrown again for many years. Since the property hadn’t been lived in for several years, the landscape needed …

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Bennett Design & Landscape

Balcony transformation

Redesigned deck project The construction of this 2,200 square foot balcony project started approximately five years ago. We were hired to salvage as much of the original construction as possible and re-design to complete the installation. We designed the space to complement the existing building façade, while using materials that are low maintenance. The fire bowl is the focal point …

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Floralis Garden Design

Container gardens accent your landscape

Containers add interest and highlights The landscape at this residence is simple, clean-lined, and mainly evergreen.  The container plantings are meant to accent the landscape, add seasonal color and interest, and highlights areas of interest throughout the property. A close-up view of the front porch troughs consisting of a semi-permanent container planting of: Autumn Fern, Asparagus Fern, Diamond Frost Euphorbia, …

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Planters, Inc.

Small space, big entrance

Driveway and plantings enhance entrance of home Given the limited in-ground space allowed, this small scale intown project demonstrates a deliberate, careful choice of plant material to both soften and complement the architecture. The new approach drive, pedestrian steps, and plantings soften the exterior (above). A specimen ginkgo breaks up the large facade on the left. A grouping of thunderhead pines …

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Unique Environmental Landscapes - drainage solution

Water, slope and drainage

Sloping side yard causes drainage problem This homeowner called us in to address a significant drainage issue. Their relatively small and compact yard had a significant right to left slope, all wedged between large homes. The upper neighbor’s water flowed into their side yard and formed a pool of water with every rainfall. Our first task was to incorporate downspouts …

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Artistic Landscapes - outdoor living space

Outdoor living space

Homeowners dream of transforming back yard into outdoor living space These homeowners dreamed of adding a pool and outdoor living space to their back yard. They did some research online and provided us with sample photos from Houzz.com. The project was made more difficult because the back yard sloped downhill five feet from the house. By adding the pool with a raised bond …

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Arcoiris Design Gardening - organic herb garden

Organic herb garden

Homeowner wants an inviting herb garden close to the kitchen   The 460 sq. ft. area that would become an organic herb garden had construction soil full of stones and pieces of concrete. We removed all of the soil to a depth of two feet and built new soil with organic soil amendments, organic local soil, and worm humus. We …

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