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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Gibbs Landscape Company

Splashy seasonal color

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 a difficult season for the …

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Chatham Landscape Services

Creating a grand show place

Accentuating the amenities. This property went through major renovations inside and out. We were asked by the homeowner to design and install new seasonal color beds and containers to match the grand scale of the eight-acre property and accentuate the new amenities as well as the existing features: front water feature, pool area, outdoor kitchen, fresh-water pond, Japanese garden, and …

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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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Southern Trillium, LLC

Minimal maintenance, water smart

Private garden tailored to homeowners’ life. The new homeowners’ main objective was to transform the small lot into a private garden that they could enjoy with minimal maintenance, as they planned to do almost all of the maintenance themselves. They wanted a small sitting area in the front yard to relax and see neighbors as they walked along the street. …

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Unique Environmental Landscapes

Wide appeal in narrow space

Maximum outdoor living. This small in-town yard (a little over 2000 sq. ft.) did nothing for the homeowner as far as usability and entertainment. There was a very small concrete back patio beneath the deck and the rest of the yard sloped away or uphill, making it unusable. The back yard and side yard are very narrow, with about 14 feet from the …

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Bennett Design & Landscape

Balcony transformed

Redesigned deck project. The construction of this 2,200 square foot balcony project started approximately five years ago. We were hired to salvage as much of the original construction as possible and re-design to complete the installation. We designed the space to complement the existing building façade, while using materials that are low maintenance. The fire bowl is the focal point …

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Planters, Inc.

Small space, big entrance

Driveway and plantings enhance entrance of home. Given the limited in-ground space allowed, this small scale intown project demonstrates a deliberate, careful choice of plant material to both soften and complement the architecture. The new approach drive, pedestrian steps, and plantings soften the exterior (above). A specimen ginkgo breaks up the large facade on the left. A grouping of thunderhead pines …

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Unique Environmental Landscapes - drainage solution

Water, slope and drainage

Sloping side yard causes drainage problem. This homeowner called us in to address a significant drainage issue. Their relatively small and compact yard had a significant right to left slope, all wedged between large homes. The upper neighbor’s water flowed into their side yard and formed a pool of water with every rainfall. Our first task was to incorporate downspouts …

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