Inspiration

The client! His commitment to horticulture and landscaping excellence is inspiring. Collaboration with this client has made his vision come true.

Favorite Element

The focal point of the landscape, the English rose garden, home to over four dozen hybrid T classic varieties.

Challenges

It takes multi-season care to manage the rose garden. A winter protection program, which is essential, is combined with a summer spray program and pruning program to ensure they always look excellent.

Annual flower displays are changed out three times per year. However, the client wants to enjoy each season of flowers as long as possible, so we order plantings that are mature enough to look good at the beginning, but not too mature to be overgrown at the end.  During the season, constant fertilizing and pruning make sure all plantings are healthy and vibrant.

Tree care is essential but challenging because of the ash trees.  Some are on a yearly plan of removal and some are treated for the emerald ash borer to keep the fall color display. Arborists constantly manage the entire ground’s canopy to ensure health, shape, and that enough sunlight reaches the plants below.

Extra time is taken to hand prune necessary plants.  It takes several skilled technicians to take care of the numerous types of plants on site.

The client prefers paving and stone materials look clean but slightly weathered, so each year we tuck point stone and brick.  We make sure all grout is intact but do not remove efflorescence from the paving so that it also has a weathered look.  All paving is cleaned to remove algae and organic matter so it is clean (but not too clean for the client’s liking).

Best Adjective to Describe This Property

Immaculate is a must.

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Mindful Campus
This headquarters consists of a 50 plus acre site with a mix of dramatic water features, manicured lawn, native prairie plantings, meandering paths and serene ponds.
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Life by the Lake
With a panoramic view of Lake Michigan as a backdrop these owners love spending time in their yard; however, their existing stone patio didn’t meet their family’s needs or match their peaceful lake vision.
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A Fragrant June
This Mequon landscape designed and built in 2005 includes many special features including a spectacular rose garden. 13 years of Landscape management has allowed its owner and technicians to witness the beauty of a maturing landscape.
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Curb Appeal
With no connection between the city sidewalk and the front door, this family was ready to recreate the front entry and gave us the go ahead to give this well-deserved home some curb appeal.