Property Profiles

Landscaping Project in Paoli PA, new front garden bed

This couple had a mostly shaded front yard and had tried for many years to grow grass. He finally agreed (with my instruction) that growing grass there was an uphill battle and a losing one, at that. We eradicated the weak grass and used boulderettes to create a modified rockery, which was planted with shade…

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After past successful projects we have completed at this family’s home they were ready to address plantings around their parking area.  What existed was a 30-year-old group of Eastern Arborvitae that had been deer browsed for many years. Once these were flush cut and the stumps extracted, the areas had some more room to breathe….

Naturescapes Garden Project

These clients had a front slop with long abandoned tiered vegetable gardens with dilapidated fencing around the front and side of their property. After removing the old vegetable gardens and the fence we had a clean slate upon which to create something new. I gave them the option of using pressure treated timbers to create…


This couple inherited an outdated and deteriorating timber retaining wall/landscape along their driveway. Weeds were taller than the remaining shrubs and the area was an overgrown jungle. After the area was cleared and old timbers removed we proceeded to construct a boulder retainer along the drive. Midway we constructed a step way to the upper…

walkway with plants

This was a two-year project at a home on a wooded lot.  The homeowners put on a large addition.  Massive amounts of rocky/shale ‘soil’ was removed to accommodate the addition and the corresponding outdoor spaces. Older plantings that we put in approximately 20 years ago were cordoned off and remained untouched. The First Year After…

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This client had an old Victorian house in Wayne with three enormous Japanese Hollies that had been sheared into perfectly round balls for at least the past 50 years. They covered the entire front of the house, totally obscuring the beautiful stonework of the house. Needless to say, the first thing we did was to…

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These folks had a brick patio with very overgrown and weedy borders. They wanted a fresh look with a water feature. After cleaning up the overgrown weeds on the border of the patio, we replanted with site-appropriate shrubs and perennials. Then we began working on the additional water feature. We used the existing timber retaining…

Irregular Flagstone Walkway With Seating Area Banner

2017 Backyard Project Last year, we created a rear pathway out of irregular flagstone for this client. In addition, we planted and added a pondless waterfall. These elements were tied in with their new deck. They were so pleased that this year they asked us to do some additional work on the front of their…

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This client wanted a sitting/patio area near an old growth Maple in her rear yard. This was a simple operation of building up the gravel and screening base so as not to disturb the roots of the old tree. These were collared by 1-2 man-sized coping rocks. Then irregular flagstone was brought in and custom…

PA Veteran's Garden

We were approached by a representative of the Berwyn Veteran’s Association to bid on creating a memorial with four kiosks commemorating all the veterans who served in all foreign and domestic conflicts from the French & Indian wars to the present. After we won the bid, among several other companies, we followed the basic design with…