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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Ed Castro Landscape

Creating a magical space

Creative use of a severe slope. The homeowners purchased the home and 4+ acres so that their three young children would have a “magical” place to grow up. Their program for the project included amenities such as a new pool and patio area, outdoor kitchen, bocce ball court, putting green, fire pits, in-ground trampoline, and overall landscape renovation. The property …

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Floralis Garden Design

Pairing landscape with architecture

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   Additionally, a driveway in disrepair and outdated accents on the home decreased the visual curb appeal.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

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Chatham Landscape Services

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 the home. There were two …

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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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Bennett Design & Landscape

Taming the slope

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 access from the back screened …

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Artistic Landscapes - outdoor living space

Outdoor living space

Back yard transformed. These homeowners dreamed of adding a pool and outdoor living space to their back yard. They did some research online and provided us with sample photos from Houzz.com. The project was made more difficult because the back yard sloped downhill five feet from the house. By adding the pool with a raised bond beam for the sheer descent waterfalls, …

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King Landscaping

Big ideas for small spaces

Make your outdoor living space cozy, creative, and connected. You don’t need a big yard to have an inviting space that beckons you and your family outdoors. Think “cozy,” “creative,” and “connected.” Q: What’s the definition of a small space? A: I consider a small space backyard garden to be no bigger than the footprint of the house. It’s usually …

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Ed Castro Landscape

Erosion, flood plains, and other landscape disasters

Solutions for erosion and drainage problems in the landscape. As a Master Gardener volunteer, one of my responsibilities was to answer landscape and gardening questions from metro Atlanta residents. Questions such as “what’s eating my peppers and tomatoes?” and “why won’t my hydrangea bloom?” were fairly easy to answer. Recommending insecticidal soap or horticultural oil spray for the edible plants …

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Michael Jackson Landscape Company

Got shade?

Celebrating the shade in your landscape. Here’s a question for you:  Would you rather spend a sweltering hot July afternoon battling weeds in your perennial bed, sweat dripping down your face, or would you prefer to relax in the 10-15 degree cooler shade of dogwood trees, admiring the magnificent foliage of your shade garden?  I know what my answer is! …

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