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- Conifers, "Conifers are the backbone of the garden". Whether it be spring, fall or winter, conifers provide year round interest.
- Placing plantings between you front door and the street create a private, "intimate" area before you step out into the "public" space.
- Plantings at the street and cul-de-sac provide this home a little privacy and a English style setting, which makes the house appear as though it is sitting in the garden.
- Landscape plantings on both sides of a sidewalk create a great flow, extend the foundation planting and create a welcoming entrance.
- A great alternative to bark mulch is our red stone. Red Stone is virtually maintenance free and popular around swimming pools.
- A couple of our "go to" Plants for a hillside are "Gro Low" Fragrant Sumac and "Grey Owl" Junipers.
- Rear yards used for entertainment areas should be treated as outdoor rooms, whereas trees, shrubs and evergreens should act as walls.
- To accomplish "scale" for a home, a tall house close to the street should have generous landscape beds that extend away from the foundation of the house.
- Colorful plants are fun and now I'm done!
Ranch home renovation, Jefferson Hills, Pa
The owner wanted to update all foundation planting, create large colorful gardens in the rear of the house that can be viewed from the inside but not obstruct views of the rear yard. Owner wanted to incorporate some foundation stone and design a pathway for his dogs to access the rear yard. A Koi pond is also being constructed at the present time.
Large residence in Warrendale, Pa
Home owner had overgrown evergreens removed along road and wanted to creatively re-establish some privacy and separation from the road. A new pool deck and pool house was constructed and foundations planting were upgraded. Paver walkways, plantings and sod were installed.
New construction home, rear yard landscaping. Home owners wanted access to the rear yard and were looking for a dramatic way to define their usable living area. Hess Landscaping installed steps from driveway to access rear yard, installed large boulders, a flagstone grilling area and plantings.