The clients were looking for perennial gardens in front of the house that would add lots of color. They had some typical foundation plantings there now but were unhappy with it. They had done some landscape projects in the past but were disappointed with the outcome partially because they did not play an active role during the design phase. This time the clients were involved with every step of the plan and this collaboration has led to a most successful design and installation.
Before: The front yard is mostly turf and a few shrubs. It lacks inspiration.
After (1 Year Later): Ornamental grasses, perennials, shrubs and ground covers have been added. Giving the front yard a more inspired look. The garden has filled in and is a riot of colors, textures and smells.
Before: An existing Goshen Stone walkway gave us a great foundation to work with.
After (1 Year Later): Increasing the depth of the bed was significant in improving the front yard. The garden bed, with its path, is now an interactive component of the landscape.
Before: We were able to reuse many of the different shrubs and trees in the existing landscape. Some were moved around others were left in place.
After (1 Year Later): A stone pathway is not just functional but serves also as an aesthetic element.
As the season changes so does the garden. Soft blues and purples in the spring, brighter reds and yellows for the summer and fall blooming perennials and ornamental grasses that take the clients into the fall and winter. All the while forms and textures blend seamlessly into one another.