This week, Autumn Hill Nursery was pleased to hear from a recent client of our landscape design service. Ashley hired our Woodstock garden center to design and install a family friendly backyard space for her Towne Lake home.

“We knew our backyard had tons of potential. Our ultimate goal was to turn it into a place that we could enjoy and relax in, as well as have a place for our dogs and boys to enjoy, too.”

After removing sweetball gums and yard debris, Ashley and her husband built a swing set for their boys. “Then we had Mike Sandtrock, one of the landscape designers from Autumn Hill, come out and talk to us about what we wanted to see in the design. We talked about our must-haves, as well as our like-to-haves.

landscape transformation“Must-haves: all the plants need to be dog and kid-friendly. We have two big labs and two young kids, and the plants need to be hearty. They also need to be fairly easy to care for, as my husband and I aren’t exactly intuitive gardeners. I also asked for plants that would provide shelter and food for the birds and other wildlife. Lastly, I wanted to incorporate camellias, a shrub that has personal meaning to me, as it reminds me of my late grandfather.

“Mike listened to everything I had to say and took about an hour walking around the yard to sketch out our design. When he was done, he explained each piece and part to me and the reason for the plant selections he chose. Ferns, hostas, hydrangeas, and azaleas were on the list in addition to my beloved camellias.”

home sod installation“The work took just under three full days to complete. The first day, they planted all the shrubs and prepared a large section of the yard for sod. The second day, the sod was installed, followed by timber walkways and the raised vegetable garden area. The third day, the stone walkways were added, along with the mulch and pine straw to finish it off.

“Now that it’s finished we have an entire extra “room” of outdoor living space, and we couldn’t be more excited!”

All landscape design customers get a 10% discount when purchasing plants in our nursery. Call Autumn Hill Nursery to learn more about our landscape design and installation services.

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