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‘Nature Smart’ and inspirational

The Fockele Garden Company

Smartville Garden is an outdoor classroom at a public elementary school where students, staff, parents and the community can experience the proven effects of nature on educational aptitude, health and wellbeing. Plant taxonomy and classification, water conservation, environmental awareness, nature science, and biology are taught via an instruction model that includes cross-connecting science, technology, engineering…

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Historic facelift

Plants Creative Landscapes

The owners of the property wanted to renovate the frontage to promote safety, delineate the business entrance, increase curb appeal as well as provide a seating area for its employees to use for business or pleasure by providing an outdoor room. Decorative pavers were used for the patio surface as an homage the colorful tile…

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Courtyard magic

Unique Environmental Landscapes

Texture and color bring balance to all seasons. During a renovation to the front of the house, the homeowner had created the “skeleton” of a courtyard but didn’t know how to pull it all together through landscaping. Her goal was for the area to be inviting 12 months out of the year. We convinced her…

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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…

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Decked out back yard

Unique Environmental Landscapes

Making more space to enjoy the outdoors. When these owners purchased the home, the pool had minimal decking only on one side. Past the pool area, there was no useable space due to a strong slope in the upper turf area. We created pool decking to include all four sides using Travertine for an updated…

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Patio solves slope and shade

Unique Environmental Landscapes

Terraced outdoor space for coffee and happy hours. The backyard was a complete oversight on the behalf of the builder. First, he installed Bermuda sod in a completely shaded backyard – destined to doom. Having worked with our firm previously, the homeowner already knew this would be a problem and contacted us upon the closing.…

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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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Level playing field

Front yard play space. The homeowners had three non-negotiable goals: The front yard must be level so their two young children can play ball. The front yard needs to be completely enclosed for the containment of their playing children and two dogs. All the while, the landscape needs to be in concert with the Country French style of…

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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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Splashy seasonal color

Gibbs Landscape Company

Vibrant colors and textures make an impact. This homeowner enjoys their seasonal color splashed across their yard.  The vibrant contrasting colors with the use of a variety of textures fulfills this homeowner’s objective for their summer display of seasonal color. Then the reality of the summer’s heat and dry spells sets in and makes it…

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