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Before and After

Below are a few 'before and after' pictures that past Garden Designs clients have taken of their finished landscapes.  No matter if the space is large or small, our primary focus is to cater to the homeowners' ideas, wants, and desires...To create an inspirational garden for each customer's lifestyle!

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Small Spaces - Before
Small Spaces - Before
Even small areas can be designed so that both beauty and utilization can go hand in hand. For example, this area is only 440 square feet...smaller than some rooms in your house!
Small Spaces - After
Small Spaces - After
By using compact evergreen plant material to create texture and interest, this once drab area becomes a private oasis.
Small Spaces - After
Small Spaces - After
This landscape was installed by Premium Trees of Garner, NC.
Large Spaces - Before
Large Spaces - Before
This homeowner has a large backyard that they wanted to make more accommodating for their children and dogs, while also providing them a measure of privacy.
Large Spaces - After
Large Spaces - After
By using an evergreen 'fence,' this family now has a large, private area in which they can play and/or entertain guests.
Large Spaces - After
Large Spaces - After
This landscape was installed by the homeowner.
Hardscaping - Before
Hardscaping - Before
This example portrays a large, 1 acre wooded lot, in which the owners enjoyed the view, but wanted to incorporate the '4 elements,' Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water, into their back yard.
Hardscaping - After
Hardscaping - After
Using the homeowners' desires and wants, I included this waterfall, the water portion of their idea, into the design. I also created a sense of boundary by including a stacked-stone wall, placed a firepit on the patio, and used the area's natural breezes to round out the 4 elements.
Hardscaping - After
Hardscaping - After
This landscape was installed by LanArc of Raleigh-Durham, NC.
Foundations - Before
Foundations - Before
Sometimes finding the right plants and design for the foundation of your home can be tricky. Exposure, color, and height all come into play.
Foundations - After
Foundations - After
By working with the homeowner, I can create a space by the foundation that they can admire and enjoy for years to come, using both landscaping and hardscaping techniques.
Foundations - After
Foundations - After
This landscape was installed by LanArc of Raleigh-Durham, NC.
Edible Landscapes - Before
Edible Landscapes - Before
This homeowner wanted to utilize their garden space to make room for an edible landscape.
Edible Landscapes - After
Edible Landscapes - After
By using a retaining wall to create a terracing effect, this homeowner now has a functional, sustainable landscape to grow fruits and vegetables.
Edible Landscapes - After
Edible Landscapes - After
This landscape was installed by Two Brothers Landscaping of Fuquay-Varina.
Container Gardening
Container Gardening
By using evergreen perennials in a container, you create year round interest. It is easy to freshen the container up by adding a few annuals each season!
Patios
Patios
A patio can offer a private place to relax during the day, as well as a place to entertain guests.
Do It Yourself!
Do It Yourself!
This landscape was installed by the homeowner.