Designs: Before and After

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New Home in Arden


          This garden was created for a new home in Arden, NC.  The homeowners, coming from Atlanta, wanted a lush and neat landscape.  We created low-maintenance and semi-formal foundation plantings along the front of the house, a patio and fire pit in the informal backyard, and naturalized plantings along the wooded back edge of the property.  The Clients also requested screening from adjoining neighbors, full views of their beautiful stone foundation, and preservation of the existing trees on the lot.  It was a big job, but we had fun through the process of design and installation.                                             

Do-It-Yourself Garden





A complete Do-it-Yourself garden.  This lovely couple in Fairview removed all the plants in their old gardens to make room for an extensive addition to their house.  We created a conceptual plan creating spaces for the plants they already had and adding some new material.  Soil preparation suggestions were included.  They asked for a unifying garden with a lot of paths, a water feature, patio layout, and preservation  of their gorgeous mountain views.  The final product was completely installed by the homeowners.  What a success!

An Asheville Cafe



This neighborhood cafe underwent a complete renovation inside and out under the new owners.  In addition to fulfilling the landscape planting guidelines for the city of Asheville, we created a low maintenance garden, included native plants, perennials with long blooming periods, and small flowering trees.  The plants were oriented to enhance the main view from passerby's to the front door and business sign.  The landscape was topped off with a rich colored mulch for a lush appearance.  The cafe has great food to eat while enjoying the garden!

A Garden Renovation


The owners of this lovely and extensive garden in Waynesville, NC, asked Birds Eye View Design for ideas to renovate their garden.  We collaborated with the Clients to pick the areas that needed the most attention and then decided on a plant list.  Plants were chosen for their ability to naturalize with the existing landscape, their showiness, and hardiness.  Our suggestions included transplanting trees and shrubs to more appropriate spots, adding an abundance of perennials, and creating annual beds for seasonal color.