Garden Designs & Installation
Encore Landscaping LLC designs and installs all types and styles of gardens, while specializing in the proper selection and placement of native plants, hardscape materials and ornaments to provide our valued customers with low-maintenance garden design plans that can be enjoyed throughout the seasons. Our use of natural, slow-release fertilizers, combined with careful consideration of the size, shape and growth habits of plants, provides not only sustainability in your gardens, but also less need for seasonal maintenance, including pruning and weeding.
Our garden design plans and layouts are unique to each client’s needs, ensuring that we flatter the features of your home and other structures in your yard. We individually select plants for every garden design and installation, making it possible for us to design your next door neighbor’s gardens without it being obvious that we designed them both!
We offer personalized garden projects, both big and small, including raised garden bed design, flower garden designs, perennial garden design, vegetable garden design and rain garden design, among many others. We always welcome the opportunity to provide unique services to each and every client, whatever the form, including:
Hardscapes and stonework landscape designs, including garden paths, retaining walls, accent stonework, stone river beds for drainage and more.
Garden renovations and expansions, including conversion from high maintenance to low-maintenance, water garden designs, as well as extension of small garden spaces to include your entire yard.
Landscape improvements, including our love of using extra thought to turn problem areas such as rocky ledges, drainage areas, and extra dry or shady patches into thriving gardens.
From less complex one-day cleanups and curb appeal spruce-ups to multi-phased master plans, Encore Landscaping can provide garden transformations that are friendly not only to your budget, but also to the environment.
We will choose the best trees, shrubs, perennials, ornamental grasses, annuals and bulbs to cover all levels of your landscape. In addition, we are experts in annual color plantings and proper hand pruning of perennial flowering shrubs and trees and, when appropriate, power hedge trimming to keep your gardens looking great throughout all seasons.
We also are available for smaller garden projects and welcome calls for individual services.
Once your gardens are installed, Encore Landscaping can provide year-round maintenance, including:
Spring ‘wake-up’ tasks to freshen the look of your garden spaces
Summer maintenance to keep your gardens looking alive
Fall ‘put-to-bed’ tasks to keep plants looking as good as possible through the winter
We also provide composting, natural fertilizing and weed control to take gardening issues off your shoulders, as well as seasonal mulching to keep your plants’ roots safe throughout harsh summers and winters.
Our number one goal when designing and installing plants that will work for you throughout the year is to provide sustainable approaches that decrease your chores while increasing enjoyment of your landscape. While traditional front garden designs are generally based on principles of control as opposed to cooperation with the natural environment of your area, our designs and installs work with the natural world to avoid ecological nightmares.
Entering a new millennium, it’s most appropriate to consider this type of new relationship with our natural world, with gardens a century from now being of necessity less wasteful and more environmentally cooperative. Some questions we have found to be invaluable to ask as we strive to provide environmentally sound gardens include:
How do we create sustainable gardens that tread lightly on our planet, while recycling as many resources and materials as possible and require the least amount of intervention?
How can we give preference to native plants that thrive with the soil type, water distribution patterns and climate that our bioregions naturally offer?
How do we place plants so that their natural attributes most effectively contribute to our design, such as their mature shape and size?
How best can we create landscapes that grow old gracefully and are more rewarding than they are demanding?
Designing and installing your gardens is not a responsibility we take lightly. We go above and beyond the minimal considerations many landscape design hartford CT companies offer, to provide you with gardens that are eco-friendly, but keep your budget and time constraints in mind. We always strive to provide our customers with gardens that will thrive with minimal intervention, making it easier for them to maintain and enjoy.
Encore Landscaping would love to create the gardens of your dreams, complete with sustainable, solution-based approaches to water requirements and seasonal maintenance. Please contact us regarding any upcoming garden design ideas that you have, and we will be happy to inspire you undertake them.