Many homeowners face the dilemma of what to do with an older property. Where is the best place to start with making changes that enable you to use your outdoor space more effectively? Your home may have overgrown shrubs and trees crowding your front walkway, driveway or house. Perhaps you have inherited an out dated landscape from the previous owners that doesn’t meet you current outdoor living needs. Your family may be growing and you want to create lawn play areas and a large patio space for outdoor dining and entertaining. Or your family is changing, and now that the children are grown, you want to eliminate some lawn to create a focal water garden for relaxation and enjoyment. Every property and homeowner has a unique situation and goals. Here at Garden Architecture, we can help you to meld the conditions of your property with the way you would like to enjoy it.
As with any design process, the first step is to evaluate what you have to work with. Experience and a critical eye are important to know what plants and features are valuable and should be preserved, versus what is overgrown and unsalvageable. Sometimes older trees and shrubs just need appropriate pruning and the right horticultural care. Providing protection to these assets during any grading and hardscape improvements can be crucial to the success of the overall garden project. At Garden Architecture, we know what it takes to get all pieces of the puzzle to come together.