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Fresh new landscape

Floralis Garden Design

Maximum use with minimum maintenance This project transformed an outdated and underutilized rear yard to a bright, new, fresh landscape beaming with appeal. The existing rear landscape offered a mix of grade changes, low walls, overgrown plant material, and bare landscape bed areas. Additionally, a central foundation in disrepair and small, chopped-up landscape spaces decreased…

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Historic garden restored

Planters

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…

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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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Unusable space transformed

Unique Environmental Landscapes

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…

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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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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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Unusuable space made usable

Unique Environmental Landscapes

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…

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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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Enhancing the entrance

Michaelangelo's Sustainable Landscape & Design Group

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…

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