We specialize in Northern landscapes that blend beautifully with the surrounding landscape while adding a unique look to your outdoor space. Our expert knowledge of the flora of Northern Michigan and surrounding areas allows us to create stunning landscapes that look amazing and are sustainable in the cooler climate.
From Design to Installation
We can carry your landscaping project from the conceptualization stage all the way through installation. Our designers and installation teams are the best in the industry.
We can update existing landscapes or give your property a complete transformation. We offer full residential landscape design and build and project management services for your property. Depending on your needs, this may be anything from a garden consultation, to the creation of a Master Plan, to the build out of an entire landscape. Our five-step approach to residential landscape design and construction is thorough and comprehensive:
This includes assessing the natural features of the site and may include analyzing soil composition, sun and shade patterns, storm water flow tendencies and drainage issues. Using your property’s survey, we consider all of this information as we design solutions that best fit your functional needs and aesthetic desires within the contours and personality of the site.
We configure the design and layout of your outdoor living spaces just like an architect designs the relationships between rooms inside your home. We may specify a dining deck or patio for entertaining, play areas for children and pets, or a fire pit area to cozy up with family and friends.
The site design plan shows the design footprint for decks and patios, and may include details such as built in seating, or other built in elements to create outdoor rooms. The plan could also call for covered structures such as gazebos, pergolas, or screened porches. It shows how all of the design elements are set within and relate to the surrounding landscape.
Two Concept Plan Sketches
At this early stage of design, we give you choices. These rough draft site plans allow us to get feedback from you, so that we can fine tune our ideas and finalize the design.
Final Master Concept Landscape and Planting Plan
This final draft plan includes hardscape elements and plant materials. It will include the layout of designed patio or deck areas, any other outdoor rooms, and the surrounding landscape. The Planting Plan indicates plants specified and their sizes.
Landscape Construction & Project Management
We provide complete construction management services for the build out of our designs and partner with insured contractors such as stone masons, carpenters, lighting and fountain specialists, and fence builders. We provide a detailed project estimate based on the final Master Concept Landscape and Planting Plan. Alternately, if you are already working with a builder, we are flexible. We can assist your contractor in the build out of your residential landscape design plan so that it turns out just the way it should.