Classic Landscapes

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 the construction began, this photo …

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Southern Trillium

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 into the back yard. Careful …

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Gibbs Landscape Company

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 container (right) pop. The homeowner …

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Floralis

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 district of the City, while …

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FlowerWorx

Big, bold color

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 the homeowner wanted this same …

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Home & Garden Design

A touch of Italy

More space and sun, plants, and vehicles. These homeowners wanted more space for vehicles to to enter and exit and originally requested that the existing hollies to the right of the driveway be removed. To bring a touch of Italy to the property, they wanted the hollies to be replaced with an Italian cypress hedge. The City of Atlanta would not …

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Floralis Garden Design

Pairing landscape with architecture

Timeless and classic front landscape The existing front landscape offered mix of grade changes, low walls, overgrown plant material, and bare landscape bed areas.   Additionally, a driveway in disrepair and outdated accents on the home decreased the visual curb appeal. Our design removed the front lawn terrace concept and the front landscape beds and re-graded the lawn areas for a …

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Classic Landscapes

Uncovering a gem

Landscape comes to life with TLC and a plan. 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 home hadn’t been lived in for several years, the …

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Bennett Design & Landscape

Drainage solutions

Modern space solves built-in problems. Initially, the homeowners hired us to correct water and drainage issues left by the home builder. During a rain, water was coming into the house from the basement and the upper deck area. Once the drainage issues were resolved, the homeowner requested that we design a space with a pool/spa, outdoor grilling, and a firepit. Our overall …

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Ed Castro Landscape

Hillside dilemma

Expanded patio and elevated terrace. This family was looking to create a larger, usable space for recreation and entertainment behind their home, but the steep hillside was a challenge. The slope, and resulting drainage issues, limited their ability to use the space. Our firm was hired to turn this formerly problematic and nondescript space into a luxurious and peaceful retreat. …

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