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Small Changes for a Big Impact

“When I first met my client, I could see the front landscape had great bones, it was simply in need of an update, and that was exactly what the client shared with me when we began our design meeting,” recalls Kevin McQuade, landscape designer.  “One of the wonderful features of the property, being the stone wall that runs the length of the front of the home, was completely hidden from view: It was time to make it a focal point of the landscape, once again.”

Now, the beautiful stone wall is highlighted by texture and color. Accent lights illuminate the landscape’s beautiful features at night.

In many of our older, established landscapes, shrubs, grasses, and ornamental trees may be overgrown, stressed, or simply reaching the end of their life expectancy. There’s also an evolving design philosophy that’s challenging the long-held belief that the home’s foundation must be shrouded by a bank of evergreens. Landscapes, even those for a traditional home: homes that once demanded a very regimented, formal, almost statue-like landscape, are adding more color, movement, and textures.

“We can preserve the historic integrity of a home and its landscape without resorting to a row of mercilessly sheared hedges, standing in a row like so many soldiers,” explains Peter Wimberg. “Homeowners want to feel welcomed, they want to see beauty, and color, and something that changes season-to-season when they look at their landscape.”

A more welcoming landscape is just a phone call away.  Call 513.271.2332

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