Planters

Historic garden restored

Renovating and updating, while preserving the charm. The goal of this project was to renovate, restore, and update an historic garden dating back more than a hundred years. Originally begun in 1904, this garden was the subject of several books and the scene of many important parties through the 1920s, ’30s, and early ’40s; think Great Gatsby meets Appalachia. However, …

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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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Unique Environmental Landscapes

Unusable space transformed

Giving these homeowners a functional back yard. The homeowners contacted our firm and explained they never use their back yard. There was no flat space just the concrete patio under the deck and no landscaping, absolutely nothing pleasant about being in the yard. Our objective was to make this a place where the homeowners could enjoy entertaining, sipping a morning …

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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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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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Unique Environmental Landscapes

Re-designed for flow

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 was poorly sectioned by an …

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Unique Environmental Landscapes

Unusuable space made usable

Making room for recreation and entertainment. The homeowner asked us to collaborate with the builder to provide a master plan for the backyard area. Pool, sports court, and cabana were some of the many elements the homeowner wanted to incorporate into this backyard space. One real concern expressed by the homeowner was to maximize what appeared to be a lot of …

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Blank slate turned sanctuary

Formal outdoor space blends with 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 the elegant residence while fulfilling the …

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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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