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Newest Landscape Project in Washington

Here is a new landscape we are currently working on in Washington. The new house was carved into a slope above Lake Waramaug, creating this interesting courtyard. The space includes a pergola covered dining space, an entertainment area with fireplace and entrance gates that provides some enclosure from the driveway/garage side of the house. I

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Latest Landscape Design in Washington

Landscape design Washington Here is a landscape design for existing clients who recently moved from Sherman to Washington. It a beautiful house. Prior to the sale, the previous owners planted lavender in a garden area within the back patio. Lavender never does well if it doesn’t have very specific soil requirements and gets some winter

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New Landscape in Washington

We are almost finished with a new landscape in Washington along Lake Waramaug. We’re still waiting on the Thyme plugs which will be planted within the stepping stones. The landscape includes a dining area under the trellis, a seating area with fireplace. I love how the double gates and stepping stones draw you into the

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Prepping for a Wildflower Meadow

We starting prepping for a wildflower meadow this week. Most people do not realize that creating a wildflower meadow isn’t as easy as throwing some seed. It’s much more involved than that, with the whole process taking upwards of a year. Most meadows fail due to plant competition so creating a sustainable meadow starts will

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Homemade Firepit

For years, we had a firepit consisting of boulders in the middle of our lawn. Over the years, I became tired of looking at it and cutting the lawn around the boulders weekly for the occasional fire. It was time for a new firepit. One that I could pick up and move out of the

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Landscape Design:Seasonal Interest

One strategy landscape designers use to create a welcoming entry is to add seasonal interest through containers. There is no better way to add drama than with the use of containers filled with annuals and foliage plants. For the last couple of years, I’ve had 10 planters that line my walkway from edge of drive

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Our Nursery in New Milford

I was looking at pictures of our nursery and decided to post some of them. Most people, including some of our own landscape clients do not know we grow plants or have a nursery. It’s not something we advertising or promote in any way because we do not have regular hours.  I thought I’d share

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Cement Mortar Substitute for Walkways and Patios

I found this product by chance. I had this gap between my raised hearth and wood floor. After 15 years, I finally got tired enough with the look that I decided to fill it in with something. At first, I thought I’d fill it with cement mortar but before I did, I starting wondering if

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A Design for a New Landscape in New Milford

I just completed a design for a new landscape in New Milford. The design for a sweet little colonial not far from downtown. The plan calls for a renovation of the existing landscape as well as developing new garden beds along the side of the house. The plan calls for a combination of evergreens, deciduous

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Planning your next landscape project.

Master plan for a new landscape in Ridgefield, CT. Backyard entertaining, formal front parking court, landscape plantings with flowering shrubs and perennials, focal points, screening. I’m always amazed how many people call us every spring looking for us to design, estimate, find plants and install their landscape project all within a couple weeks. At Designing

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Receiving Approval for a Project on Candlewood Lake

We have a project on Candlewood Lake. Our client has a sea wall that has been in place since the 60’s. All of the sudden, the seawall has been under water 3 of the last 4 years even though some of the summers have been bone dry. During those high water years, you have to

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A Landscaper’s Garden

As a landscaper and landscape designer, I have an idea in my head as to the look and feel of my own garden. Unfortunately, due to a never ending supply of other people’s plants, I have a hard time ending up with the ideas I thought my garden would become. It also doesn’t help that

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