Landscape Design

One of the functions of proper landscape design is to highlight architectural attributes of the house, garage, and other hardscape features like walls, arbors & water features, while masking any of their negative qualities. A well designed landscape should soften structures and hardscape features, while adding beauty, depth & interest.

Good landscaping will have a proper scale in relation to the house, and should be layered back to front. A properly designed landscape should give consideration to the appropriate selection, placement and balance of the following:

Deciduous shade trees for both shade and privacy
Evergreen trees for screening, texture and to act as a wind buffer
Deciduous and evergreen ornamental trees for color & year round points of interest
Evergreen shrubs as a background or foundation planting and to maintain winter interest
Deciduous shrubs to fill out, give texture, color and dimension to the landscape
Ground covers to add depth
Bulbs, perennials & annuals to add seasonal color & textural accents
Vines for color & vertical accent