Barbara and her team have transformed our home! from design, implementation, maintenance and fine gardening! Everything has turned out just the way we/she envisioned.” J.M., Pocasset, MA
We design spaces that are not just pretty, but are livable.. Especially, as we find ourselves sending more time at home, we aim to design spaces that are both enticing and practical. We think of landscapes as an extension of the home and so should reflect the interior design style as well. It is not unusual for our clients to report that they now spend a much greater portion of their time outdoors and in the "rooms" that we have created for them
Our Design Process
During our initial on site meeting, we will walk your property. I will ask you to tell me about your ideas, visions, and preferences. We want to understand your lifestyle and aesthetic. We will assess the land and cultural features of the property to be sure that the designs we create are not only beautiful and sustainable, but regenerative where possible.
I will photograph key areas and take notes. I may also take some rough measurements. We may make some initial suggestions regarding potential placements of walkways, patios, retaining walls, etc., and, of course, gardens! I may toss a few ideas at you, but my job here is to listen to you. It is imperative that all decision makers be at this meeting and I will be flexible with timing to allow for this to happen.
Once I hear what you are looking for, I will discuss my design fee. When agreed upon, the design process begins.
I prefer to start with designing the hard elements first. This might include patios, walkways, outdoor kitchens, pools, fire pits, etc. This gives me the basis around which we will design your garden spaces. Once the layout is to your liking, we will choose the materials with which they will be built and choose garden spaces.
The choices in plant materials may seem daunting, but once we understand the site conditions and maintenance requirements, we can put together a proposed plant pallet. Here you may want to include a favorite plant or color to include in the design. I will take these choices and place them into the designed garden spaces. Again, it is essential that everyone be at this meeting also. We’ll take all the time you need to answer any questions.
Once you have approved the preliminary design, we can talk about finishing elements that complete the plan. This may include sculpture, fountains, container placement, lighting, furnishings, and decor.
Your completed design will be delivered to you in full color and scale, complete with a materials list and plant list. If you'd like, we can also talk about installation and project management.
Using the latest research in plant health care, combined with a true passion for what we do, you can relax knowing that our team will keep your gardens and landscape healthy and beautiful.
We will provide you with an ongoing realistic plan that puts a strong emphasis on preventive measures and incorporates them into a comprehensive program with a focus on plant health care.
Our clients include those that love to garden, but don't have enough time, to those who just want to know that when they look at or visit in their garden, it will meet their discriminating expectations.
We'll develop your personalized Landscape Management Plan that is customized to your individual landscape. We are the one source you need to provide you with multiple proposals from local landscape contractors, lighting and irrigation experts, arborists, and suppliers. We work with you to develop a plan that reflects your desires and meets the needs of your landscape. We will put together a detailed inspection checklist and then monitor its completion.
Barbara and Ben did an amazing job on our landscape project. It was a blank slate and in rough shape. We needed a lawn, walkways, patio, fire-pit area, irrigation and lighting. Barbara's design is catalog worthy and with Ben managing our property, it is perfect.” J.D., Pocasset, MA