Many of the plants and trees we use when designing are intended to create a space that is easy to enjoy, but difficult to leave. No matter how beautiful a garden, it must first entice you to pause, relax and reflect. We don’t want you or your visitors feeling distracted or unsettled.
We incorporate plantings that offer continual interest through the seasons. Mounds of foliage and flowers, with leaf forms varied in shape, texture, and color – keep things interesting. Large drifts of grasses make an impact year-round, even when other plantings have petered out.
Dense plantings provide the illusion of solitude and privacy. Areas of lawn offer a verdant oasis feeling. Boulders, bricks and pavers do double duty in providing distinct pathways to follow and color highlights not achieved with plantings alone.
Comfortable seating is implemented with purpose and intention to tie the landscape spaces together. A dynamic mix of evergreen and deciduous plants might surround seating areas to create a sense of enclosure for maximum privacy.
Fire features are used to great effect in invoking warmth and drama. Water is incorporated to emphasize whimsy, flow, and calm.
Outdoor Craftsmen landscape designs are in tune with nature. When form and function are balanced in the environment, the landscape meets the needs of everyone (people and critters alike), and provide unparalleled oases of beauty.