New Design Projects:

The goal of this project was to widen and add curves to the existing narrow and straight strips of garden along the fence lines to create a "backyard oasis" for the client.  This past season the remaining grass was removed and replaced with stonework...

This client (my neighbour) already had a beautiful, walled garden, but was tired of feeding the grubs in her lawn, so decided to remove the grass completely, replacing it with plants, mulch and stone.  It turned out so well, the neighbours they share a small strip of lawn between driveways with allowed and helped us do the same there the following season.  The best part?  I get to see the beautiful gardens from my front windows!...

this next client wanted to remove the obstacle course in their front lawn.  The garden around the front tree was removed, and the garden in front of the house was expanded. The sod dug out from the garden close to the house was used to fill in the space around the tree...

This garden needed updating, from traditional foundation plantings to a more modern look. Instead of three separate gardens (lamp post, front and side) I joined the three to make one sweeping garden...

This next client had what I call a "virgin" lawn, meaning just green lawn, graysidewalk and driveway...

Next season the perennials and shrubs will have filled in so the variety of size, shape and texture will be much more obvious.  Stay tuned...

Hoping to list this home on the market, the owners asked me to create some much neededcurb appeal..

These clients were not happy with the design or service of another contractor, so asked me to fix their garden. The garden was much too narrow, the plants not hardy to this area, and the mulch spread too thick...

this is a good example of why I prefer the dark brown or black mulch; it doesn't fade as quickly as the red or natural color.

This next project was also on a "virgin" lawn and once again I forgot to take the "before" pictures, so you will have to use your imagination to picture the yard without a garden and without the stone under the tree.  We trimmed a few of the lower branches of the large evergreen tree off, then filled in the area below the tree, where nothing would grow, with landscape fabric and river rock.  The garden shape was chosen to work with the rock and to compliment the straight edge of the driveway and sidewalk. The homeowners were involved in this project to save bothtime and money...

The plan for this backyard garden was inspired by an article I read on how to make a garden without removing the grass. The client ended up selling her home, so I have not been able to get updated photos...

This next project was for a new home.  The beautiful patio was already there with the soil for a garden...

The client wished to keep her view of the water unobstructed, so my choice of plants was restricted to low growers.

My first season I designed and modified an existing garden for a client, (see second garden under restoration projects) then she asked me to add a garden to her side yard...

A huge dead butternut tree was removed from this client's lawn, leaving a large hollow stump.  I begged the client to let me plant a rose garden in the full sun location. Three rose bushes were planted in the stump, much to the chagrin of some wasps that had made the stump their home.  Next season the roses should be spectacular...

This project was for another neighbour.  The clients wanted their garden enlarged to enhance their front yard and compliment the garden I worked on next door. I trimmed back the euonymous and salvaged a burning bush from another garden, then added more recycled, low maintenance perennials that will fill in by next season...