THE DESIGN PROCESS

INVENTORY & ANALYSIS

The design process begins with a detailed Site Study to include an analysis of the client's exact needs. Only when this research and preparation phase is completed can the actual designing phase begin...

 

Complete Property Profile

The Base Line

Our evaluation-format is as comprehensive as it gets. In our initial review - we carefully evaluate any and all existing Plot Plans:

 

  • Property boundaries
  • Water features
  • Structures
  • Terrain features

We carefully evaluate the client's needs and the many relative factors as we see and understand them.

We carefully evaluate the property and the neighboring properties.

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Connecting the interior space to the exterior space

Connecting people to their outdoor rooms.

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Drawings and Reports

 

Plans:

We generate Plans that clearly outline both short and long term goals and include options and recommendations.

SITE PROFILES

We photo-inventory the entire property and create a complete Site Profile from which all design recommendations and solutions will come:

Site Evaluation Format

  • General
  • Topography
  • Drainage
  • Structures
  • Pavement
  • Soil
  • Irrigation
  • Existing Plant Material
  • Sunlight/Shade Study
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Residential Community

A landscape project ... I think the excitement can be equal to the anxiety involved in each step! The landscape revitalization project for our community was the first I had ever been involved with. I knew the desired end result but didn't have a clue as to how to accomplish the task. Thank goodness you did and were also able to resolve my anxiety so I could focus on the excitement of the project!

The Board members met combined our visions, wish lists and agreed on a budget. You were selected for many reasons; some of which are your true love of what you are doing, genuine concern for correct plantings and sustainable landscaping, ability to work with many variables and to break the big picture down into manageable sections that would enable us to reach our desired goal. Oh yes, AND answer the constant stream of questions while keeping the community looking good during the revitalization process. As you can imagine working with an entire community and it's board presents a landscaper with every conceivable challenge imaginable.

This is our 4th year and through all of our challenges, you continue to be a pleasure to work with. I can not thank or recommend you enough!

HB

Middlesex County, NJ

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BOWBENDS MOON BRIDGE - CUSTOM BUILT GARDEN FENCE - ORNAMENTAL STONE - LANDSCAPE

DESIGN PROGRAMS

LANDSCAPE-HARDSCAPE DESIGN

Turnkey Design & Options

Depending on the size and scope of the project - our designs are created through a number of design programs to include Vectorworks.

We also offer a most-special design program utilizing actual site inventory pictures.

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When and where possible, our designs include options for permeable hardscape systems.


 

OUTDOOR LIGHTING

LANDSCAPE LIGHTING DESIGN

Turnkey Design & Options

Designing landscapes that can be enjoyed day & night.

  • Turnkey Design Service
  • CAD Drafting And As-Built Drawings
  • Full Service After The Installation
  • Design, Consultation And Fixture Supply In Any Combination
  • Warranty Recognition And Fulfillment
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Community-Enabling Gardens

Planning and Designing Gardens and Spaces that include the Elderly and those with Physical Disabilities

We offer a very special design program for our elderly and disabled client. We go to great lengths to ensure connection to the outdoors through a variety of initiatives.

WE FOCUS on the connection -

connecting everyone to the landscape...

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  • Accessible Entrances and Walkways
  • Accessible Raised Planters
  • Community Involvement
  • Long Term Care Commitments

MEMORIAL PROGRAM

Memorial Gardens & Trees

Memorial Gardens and Trees help create a beautifully natural memorial to honor a lifetime of memories, special people in our lives, and special events.

Creating a special garden space to gather as well as planting a tree in memory of a loved one are both comforting and lovely memory gifts for everyone.

  Comforting acts of remembrance, both continue to grow for evermore...

MEMORIAL TREES
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Memorial Garden

"How can we possibly thank you enough for, as usual, taking care of us so promptly and beautifully. You are a marvel to us with your ideas, solutions, and can-do spirit. The Memorial Garden is greatly (GREATLY!) improved by the addition of that gorgeous Merrill magnolia and the new bottlebrush buckeye "grove."

Our Remembrance Day was tremendously meaningful to our parish and to many families who traveled from far away just for this. I received so many compliments about how the garden has grown into a leafy, quiet place since the early years.

The homily was very moving, and more so due to the peaceful setting created for us.

The bench by the magnolia was given by a woman in memory of both her parents, whom she lost as a teenager. She was there, as always, with her husband and children, and was particularly moved to see how you have developed that space..."

BL

Princeton, NJ

A Memorial Garden or Tree is a living celebration of our dearest. When choosing, they should not only be special, but unique to the person, or people, you are commemorating. It could reflect the relationship you share or a memory of a certain time or place special to you; it can take into consideration the flowering period of the tree for instance and match this with a special date that you and your loved-one shared...

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Tree Dedication

"Just wanted to thank you for the great job you did with the dedication yesterday. I liked what you said about the history of the development of the tree and the water and the holy spirit. I know the committee appreciated what you did to make the day so special..." 

MP

Princeton, NJ

Depending on a number of factors including proposed location [soil type, dry-wet area, sun-shade etc.] we offer a large variety of trees to fit all criteria:

  • Evergreen
  • Flowering
  • Native
  • Shade
  • and others...

We offer a number of Post-planting Watering Options to include add-on zones to existing irrigation systems as well as automatic timer and soaker hose options.

We also offer lighting designed exclusively for our Memorial Tree Program.