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Consultation Request:

  • wood framed raised garden
  • predominantly shade
  • requested more colour & drama

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RAISED ROCK GARDEN:
  • removed invasive Lily-of-the-Valley
  • added rocks to replace 1/2 of wood frame
  • planted smaller, shade tolerant plants
  • flowering perennials for spring to fall

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Consultation Request:

  • weed invasion
  • sun-loving plants in shade
  • shade-plants in sun 

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SUN & SHADE DRAMA for SLOPE:

  • designed new garden suited to location
  • weeded 
  • removed sod
  • expanded garden
  • installed brick retaining wall
  • new topsoil & reduced slope
  • added plants for shade, semi-shade and full shade
  • mulched

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Consultation Request:

  • expand garden
  • install brick retaining wall
  • eradicate Lily-of-theValley
  • new plants for both bright & dark shade
  • add soaker hose and mulch

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Sod Removal

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SHADE GARDEN OASIS:

  • designed new garden 
  • removed sod
  • eradicated Lily-of-the-Valley
  • added topsoil
  • new plants & shrubs suited for bright & dark shade
  • laid soaker hose & spread mulch 

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Consultation request:

  • rescue the front garden
  • enhance view of home

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 BLUE SPRUCE MAJESTY:

  • pruned lower limbs of Blue Spruce
  • removed plants and weeds
  • added colourful perennials & no pruning-required shrubs
  • installed soaker hoses
  • topped with mulch
  • exposed brick garden borders

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Consultation Request:

  • unique & dramatic garden design suitable for site
  • deep shade, poor soil under mature Maple tree
  • intense competition for water & nutrients

 

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BERM ROCK GARDEN:

  • designed a raised rock garden
  • installed large rocks
  • added topsoil
  • planted shade plants & shrubs

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Consultation Request:

  • garden for full sun, dry area
  • control erosion on steep slope
  • plants not to obscure walkway/visibility

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SLOPING SUN-BAKED SWATH:

  • removed sod
  • weeded, including creeping bellflower
  • added topsoil
  • placed flagstone to control slope erosion
  • planted shrubs, grasses, & flowers

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Consultation request: 

  • plants struggling to survive, many died
  • periwinkle dominates
  • heavy shade from mature maples
  • intense competition for water & nutrients

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LUSH & VIBRANT SHADE GARDENS:

  • designed 2 shade gardens 
  • replaced poor soil with new topsoil
  • relocated sedum, peony and Echinacea to sunny areas
  • planted ferns and other shade-tolerant perennial flowers and grasses 

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Soil Removed
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Excavated Soil
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Consultation Request:

  • weed
  • more colour & definition
  • create harmony
  • ease of maintenance
  • minimal pruning required

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SWEEPING ARCS:

  • weeded
  • widened gardens
  • removed some trees & shrubs
  • full sun drought tolerant plants
  • foliage plant colours enhance brick
  • mulched for maximum display & water conservation

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Consultation Request:

  • extend existing garden along driveway
  • choose plants better suited to site

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STONE BORDER:

  • constructed garden wall to complement existing raised garden
  • planted for colour & defined form

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Consultation request:

  • diminuitive plants for small garden
  • full sun exposure & drought tolerant
  • easy care
  • colourful & all-season flowering
  • all-season interest
  • paw-tolerant groundcover

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STONE PINE:

  • maximum colour & form in small space 
  • Mr. Bowling Ball Cedar & dwarf Pine anchor
  • rich display of spring flowering bulbs
  • full sun & drought-tolerant plants
  • colourful grasses for fall appeal
  • added irrigation hose & mulch

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Consultation Request:

  • garden upgrade as a surprise gift 
  • suitable for a professional inviting clients to the home office
  • distinctive & easy to maintain
  • renovation achievable in 1 day

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SURPRISE GARDEN:

  • expanded and blended existing gardens
  • added edging and mulch
  • new globe cedars will not require pruning
  • weeping, burgundy leaved, dwarf Japanese Maple compliments colour of original Diablo Ninebark

 

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Consultation Request:

  • low-maintenance garden
  • mostly shrubs & a dwarf tree

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FORTRESS GARDEN:

  • built stone wall
  • added topsoil to garden & lawn
  • planted small, colourful, tidy shrubs
  • low-maintenance perennial hostas & daylilies
  • installed soaker hose & mulch

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Consultation request:

  • a thriving, visually appealing garden 
  • less maintenance 

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 SLOPED TAPESTRY GARDEN:

  • constructed retaining wall to prevent erosion, & reduce slope & water run-off
  • rocks strategically placed to reduce water & soil erosion
  • planted predominantly shade-tolerants  
  • spring to fall interest with flowers & foliage
  • lily-of-the-vally colony smothered under paper & mulch
  • installed soaker hoses & mulch 

 

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