Scrapbook – April 20071

New home receives polished look
Private residence, New Milford, Connecticut
Landscaping designed and installed by Designing Eden, New Milford, Connecticut

Landscaping objectives for this new home included saving an existing oak tree, relocating the driveway and providing as much open lawn area as possible for the children to play. A 6-foot-wide bluestone walkway with a native fieldstone seating wall frames the entrance to the garden. Foundation plantings are simple yet elegant – consisting mostly of American Boxwood and Vinca. A Fothergilla gardenli was incorporated as a focal point at the garden’s entrance, and Yoshino cherries line the road adding colorful accents in the spring and fall. Sod and an irrigation system completed the project. Price: $23,000, excluding hardscape

Large waterfall transports residents to serene surroundings
Private residence, Valparaiso, Indiana
Landscape designed and installed by Small’s Landscaping, Valparaiso, Indiana

A garden retreat was created in the back yard, including a large pond and waterfall/stream that employs a 10,000-gallon-per-hour pump to create the desired sound of water crashing over moss-covered boulders. A 12-foot bronze sculpture at the back of the pond creates a water cascade, further enhancing the appeal of the yard’s water structures. Additional boulders and a ledge rock stone bridge help soften the appearance of the landscape, while a flagstone path encircles the pond and meanders back to the gazebo. Thousands of flowers, including hydrangeas, rhododendrons, azaleas, assorted perennials, ornamental grasses and various spring bulbs add splashes of color. The biggest challenge was that the home was still under construction, and all building and plant material had to be hauled up a steep, unpaved front incline. Price withheld by customer request.

High-impact colors with low-maintenance plants
Private residence, Westerly, Rhode Island
Landscaping designed and installed by Sprigs & Twigs Landscapes, Gales Ferry, Connecticut

The owner of this seashore home wanted low-maintenance plantings with brilliant colors throughout the Northeast growing season. Berms and landscape rocks were used to add three-dimensional textures and counteract the yard’s flatness. “First Choice” Blue Mist adds brilliant blue hues, “Cardinal Candy” Viburnum contributes vibrant red colors, Cr

The Attachments Idea Book
Landscapers use a variety of attachments for doing everything from snow removal to jobsite cleanup, and regardless of how often they are used, every landscaper has a favorite attachment.
Attachments Idea Book Cover