1. Free Consultation – Meeting directly with me to review the space and discuss likes and dislikes as well as future maintenance and budget.
2. Design review – A few days later we meet and right there at your kitchen table, we review a colorful 3-d rendering of the space fully landscaped to match your style request and budget requirements as well as fit in with their maintenance plan. This is part of our proposal process to show what we are able to achieve with your budget. At that point, the client decides if we are moving forward to schedule the installation.
3. We get started! We carry out the design to reflect the 3-D rendering we provided to the client.
4. After the installation, we provide a complete care guide on each and every plant installed.
Frequently Asked Questions
When planning out your garden these are a few guidelines I like to follow:As for planting for an entranceway make sure to funnel the planting towards the front door although make sure that nothing obstructs the actual view of the doorway.
Start with bright flowers around the walkway & entrance followed by deeper colors leading away from the house. This will give your planting depth as it leads into the outer spaces of the yard. Make sure to plant in groups that follow a theme, but remember to mix textures of plants. For example, some vertical groups mixed with some controlled compact plantings. As for color, you can mix it up. I love to use colors in the loops or curves of the planting bed as well as the corners.
Landscaping is a very rewarding task, and it is possible to create a very attractive garden without planning it out first. However, it is much more efficient in terms of costs & time to make a plan for what your new space should achieve.
Dahoon & American Holly, Japanese Blueberry trees, Little gem Magnolia and wax myrtle are just a few.
It is best to trim Crape myrtles in Late Winter or Early spring while the tree is dormant.
I would have to say the best tip I would give a soon-to-be gardener is do your homework, learn your favorite styles, and walk through a nursery. Then search web sites to find out what inspires you & makes you want to sit & relax in that space. Then it’s just about applying that feeling to your home. Once a plan is in place, learn from your landscaper about what to expect from your new space, and learn the best way to care for it. Make sure the landscape you have invested in works for you. This will ensure your short & long-term happiness.
Living in Florida, we are blessed. Usually any month of the years is a great time to plant, although due to the recent frosts the best time to install your new landscaping is Late March to early July. The intense heat of August tends to make the plant & trees shock a bit & of course, we are always on the lookout for those bad storms. Best not to subject a newly rooted tree to any heavy winds & rain.