Friday, October 6, 2017

2017 Tour of Design Work

Some highlights of landscapes recently completed. Congratulations to my clients on their beautiful yards!

Lovely mixed plantings of shrubs and perennials complement this craftsmen-style home. When I design a landscape, I stagger bloom periods of different plant materials so each yard has color throughout the growing season.

One key to functional design is allowing adequate space for mature shrubs and trees. This yard has been complete for a few years now and has filled in nicely without looking crowded.

A low-maintenance yard shows you can still have  color, texture, and visual interest
while minimizing time spent in upkeep.

Multiple levels of beds grace this home, helping to break up the home's lengthy facade.
Clients will be adding mulch to complete the project.

This client desired a cottage garden to complement her older home.
 Long-blooming shrubs and perennials provide her with a constant source of cut flowers.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Fall . . .a Perfect Time to Design Your Yard

If you have recently moved into a newly constructed home, CONGRATULATIONS! Now that the boxes have been put away and pictures are hung, consider getting a head start on landscape installation during the upcoming cooler months.

Beautiful landscaping always starts with a plan. I will work with you to make sure your yard is not only beautiful but functional with a reasonable amount of maintenance. During our 1-hour consultation, we will work through outdoor living spaces, play spaces, hardscape needs, as well as trees, shrubs, and perennials that will flourish on your site.

Call, email, or text to schedule an appointment today. See my "Contact Info" tab for contact information.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Welcome to Growing Season 2017

As the buds begin to swell on trees, and bulbs push up through the ground, evidence that spring is just around the corner is all around us. Now is a great time to design for spring landscape installation.

Whether you have an existing yard in need of a renovation or are the proud owners of a newly constructed home, I can create a landscape design that is both beautiful and functional.

Please click on the above tabs to find out more about services I offer and to see pictures of my past design work. Click on the "Contact Info
" tab to schedule an appointment today.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Fall Tour of Design Work

An exciting mix of shrubs, perennials and ornamental grasses draw guests'
eyes to a welcoming front door.


Every fall I take an afternoon to tour through neighborhoods in which I have worked. It is satisfying to see what once was bare dirt be transformed into lush lawns, flowering shrubs, and statuesque trees. Congratulations to my clients on their beautiful landscaping!
This was a renovation project where the client had too many shrubs, all of the
same size, planted too close together. I thinned the plantings, replanted 
others elsewhere, and added some much needed color to the landscape.


This client desired a low-maintenance yard, but one that still had a variety of
colors and textures. Both objectives were achieved beautifully. As these
newly planted materials grow, they will fill in nicely.

Another view of the above yard.

This client loved ornamental grasses. By planning a variety of different types
and heights, an attractive design was achieved.

A recent addition to my own backyard, this arbor swing was built by my
husband and serves as the focal point to my backyard. The colorful shrub
roses and ornamental grasses draw your eye to the swing.

Monday, August 29, 2016

3 Benefits of Landscape Design in the Fall


1. Having a landscape plan in place means you can get a head start in the spring. My design work makes planning every part of your yard easier--from sprinkler installation to being able to calculate the costs of sod and plants. 

2. Take advantage of fall prices at nurseries and wholesale landscape suppliers. They often heavily discount trees, shrubs and perennials to reduce their stock for the winter season. This can mean saving 50% or more on plant prices.

3. Enjoy saving on my services as well. I offer a 10% discount on all services during the fall.

Monday, August 8, 2016

New cell phone number

Clients, I recently changed phone service and have a new number. Please contact me at 801.513.6894 or my office line (unchanged). I have updated this change on my Contact Info page.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

June is spelled C-O-L-O-R

 I look forward to June each year because it seems that almost every shrub and perennial in my yard is in bloom at once. Now is when the effects of good landscape design truly shine!
 Above: Blue Catmint contrasts nicely with the orange Sunrose ground cover.

Right: Pink and red shrub roses anchor the entrance to my backyard.

Below: The attractive dark foliage of my Elderberry shrub highlights the emerging bright green day lily foliage and the brilliant pink-red Jupiter's Beard flowers.