Tranquil and attractive a garden provides intimate, as well as private, space within a landscape. There are many garden styles including: English, Japanese, cottage, rock, vegetable, water, formal and informal. Choosing a garden style is dependent on both the function a garden is to serve and the overall landscape itself. Creating a garden requires careful planning. Applying foundational principles to the design process is essential if a garden is to compliment the entire landscape. Soil is the Foundation of a landscape and is the source of water and nutrients for plant life.
Healthy plants require healthy soil and different plant life can require different soil types. “Perfect Soil” is the exception rather than the rule, so it is beneficial to have it analyzed to determine if amendments are necessary. Properly amended soil will promote healthy plant life.
Character, Privacy and Beauty are all provided by plants. Last in the landscape design process, plant selection is possibly the most important element. The type of plant life that is chosen and how it is appointed defines a landscape’s character. We encourage a client to visit a nursery, or look at sample concepts and arrangements in magazines or on the internet, before committing to a softscape design. It is very helpful in providing one with an understanding of just how many different possibilities there are.
Our design team always offers their opinion in a professional and honest manner. But as with all of the elements of a landscape, personal preference is paramount. People desire to live, work and play in beautiful and invigorating places. Greenworks Designs is devoted to crafting places of character, privacy and beauty for every client.