In early 2010 we began working with a client at their
The project features a great deal of
Mature oak and hemlock trees can be found all over the site. Care was taken throughout the installation to protect these trees while site work and planting took place. This helps to preserve the remaining canopy while we reestablish a healthy community of understory plants.
As the initial work around the home has been completed, we have now been able to focus our efforts to the peripheral areas of the property. Unlike the immediate landscape outside the home, these areas require less direct input. The lake is surrounded by a patchwork of blueberries, black chokeberry, ferns and numerous other indigenous plants growing in wild populations. Here we have taken more of a management stance in the landscape, suppressing the more aggressive patches of weedy plants while fostering existing healthy communities. Into these bottomland areas we have also planted understory trees and shrubs. Paw Paws (Asimina triloba) and Serviceberry (Amelanchier laevis) have been planted along the path leading down to the lake. In time the patch of blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) will provide a nice trailside snack on the way down to the dock.