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A touch of Italy

Home & Garden Design

More space and sun, plants, and vehicles. These homeowners wanted more space for vehicles 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…

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Pairing landscape with architecture

Floralis Garden Design

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   Additionally, a driveway in disrepair and outdated accents on the home decreased the visual curb appeal.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…

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Uncovering a gem

Classic Landscapes

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…

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Drainage solutions

Bennett Design & Landscape

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,…

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Hillside dilemma

Ed Castro Landscape

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…

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Re-designed for flow

Unique Environmental Landscapes

Small in-town space turned functional. The homeowner had just finished the expansion of their outdoor sunroom and wanted to pull together the back yard to create a more functional garden space. We had previously completed a similar project for her next-door neighbor, so she was familiar with the elements she wanted to incorporate into her project. The yard…

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Perennial pow!

Simply Flowers

Balancing perennials for season-long success. When we think of seasonal color design, we typically think of annual gardens that are replaced twice a year.  Perennials are infinitely more challenging. They create a completely different look and feel than annuals. As some flowers begin to bloom, others fade. The balance of maintaining a beautiful display through…

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Facade and rear yard makeover

Floralis Garden Design

Outdated exterior and unused rear yard are now bright and fresh. The existing rear landscape offered a mix of grade changes, low walls, overgrown plant material, an abandoned pond, and unusable landscape areas. Additionally, a rear terrace in disrepair and poor transitions between existing outdoor spaces rendered this property mostly unused. Our design removed the…

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Taming the slope

Bennett Design & Landscape

Gaining entertainment space. The homeowner requested a formal back yard with a pool and areas for entertaining. The property was sloped approximately 5.5′ from the upper back yard to the lower back yard so we began by creating terraced areas that would serve as large landings for lounging and a progression through the garden for…

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Blank slate turned sanctuary

Formal outdoor space blends with the stately home. These two empty-nesters with a love of gardens wanted to create a sanctuary of their own, and their yard was a blank slate.  Using materials that blend with the existing architecture, and formal geometry that maximizes the limited available space, this design creates a seamless extension of…

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