Plant Material Selection and Planting
This includes purchasing, delivering, layout, and installation of all types of plant materials. We take pride in selecting the healthiest plants available, true to size and variety. We travel to and select plants from nurseries all across the coast and locally, ensuring the highest quality plants and the most options for our clients.
Shrub and Tree Transplanting/Relocation
There are a number of reasons to transplant larger trees and shrubs on your property including, construction, renovation, health concerns, and safety. During new construction, the vehicles running over root zones affect many large trees negatively and can lead to their decline. While sometimes a protection plan can be devised, other times this damage is unavoidable. Landscape plants often outgrow their intended spaces and design function. They begin to compete for limited sunlight and nutrients. By transplanting the larger trees and shrubs to a more suitable site, the health and beauty of your entire landscape can be ensured.
Whether you need a large tree relocated on your property or just a few shrubs, we have the equipment and experienced crews to handle it with care and skill. Proper equipment and techniques are vital to the long-term success of the transplant.
Property screening has increasingly become sought after, as the trend toward extending the interior living space to the outdoors continues. Landscapes are not merely the scenery viewed from our windows but functional, year round spaces where we dine, entertain and relax. With this movement outdoors comes the need for privacy and quiet areas. Evergreen planting screens are the most common method to achieve this sense of privacy, providing a buffer from noise as well. Combinations of deciduous and evergreen plants, in variety of sizes, shapes and colors can create a more natural screen. Choose mature plants for immediate screening or smaller plants that will grow and fill in over time.
Specimen Selection & Planting
Specimen plants, both large shrubs and trees, add an attractive focal point to the landscape. These plants exhibit near perfect characteristics of form, foliage, & flowers. These plants make a statement in a variety of scale for any property. Whether it is a grove of trees placed near the property border; creating a vista from your back patio or a lone tree. Specimen plants add interest and aesthetic qualities to areas you wish to highlight. Our design staff will carefully work with you to select just the right plants for your specific desires.
Site Preparation, Grading & Drainage
This is a catchall phrase for all demolition work necessary at the beginning of the project. This is when we grade, clear and excavate to prepare the site for the new landscape. If you have recently purchased land; a new home or just want to improve your existing landscape and are interested in creating more usable yard space, we offer comprehensive solutions that comply with local town regulations. Whether you are interested in putting in a swimming pool, lawn space or more garden areas we will work with you to clear, grade and add drainage as necessary to create the landscape you envision. Our staff of professionals will survey your site and design a solution to solve any drainage problems. To better provide a suitable growing environment for your new plantings, we will amend your soil with necessary nutrients, compost and top soil. This comprehensive evaluation and preparation will help your landscape to reach its full growth potential.
Hydroseeding is a grass planting process that has been used on everything from highways to residential lawns; the process is fast, simple, economical, and efficient. Our Hydroseeding process starts by mixing wood fiber mulch, grass seed mixture customized for your site, soluble starter fertilizer, organic bio-stimulants and water in a tank to be pumped and mixed by a specialized machine. Once the mixture is fully blended, it is then sprayed on the ground. The sprayed mixture on the ground is referred to as a blanket or a mat, the material in the mat enhances the seed geminating process and will stimulate the seeds to grow a healthy and deep root system and an even pattern of growth. Hydroseeding can provide a sod quality lawn for a fraction of the price.
Mulch can protect your plant beds by retaining moisture and adding organic matter in the spring. In the winter, mulching your plant beds can add insulation to keep plants protected until the spring. Mulching has an aesthetic quality as well, where it provides a uniform surface in material and color while your plants are dormant.
Masonry & Hardscaping
This includes stone retaining walls, patios, walkways, and aesthetic walls. The designs and uses are limited only to your imagination. There are numerous choices for materials in all of these categories including railroad ties, large boulders and a variety of natural stone choices. • Retaining Walls: We construct retaining walls for structural or aesthetic purposes transforming an unusable tract of land into a functional area. We make it easy for you to arrange appropriate elements into a pleasing design. • Patios Our patios merge the indoor with the outdoor providing a place to relax and entertain. We have an almost limitless choice in materials, colors and designs. • Stairs and Steps These do more than offer access. They also add beauty to any area by combining form and function into an aesthetic and pleasing landscape design. • Walkways We install a variety of walkways in a variety of materials to meet your needs and design.
Keys to successful sod installation are more complicated than meets the eye. Proper soil preparation, selection of quality sod and correct installation methods and techniques are the keys. We offer experienced crews and superior supervision to assure the most successful establishment.
Whether spruce, treated pine or cedar our fences make a visual statement about you. Some of our most common fence installations include split-rail fencing, wooden board fences for privacy and wire fencing integrated into your hedgerow providing a less-obtrusive option.