Your property, your lifestyle, and your wishes. We start here. This is always exciting, and the ideas begin to flow. From conversations with you and examination of your site we develop a Scope Of Services. The Scope sets out the goals of the project and articulates priorities, limitations, and any special considerations.
Next comes a Master Site Plan. We do a thorough assessment of your property: soil analysis, quality of available sunlight, health and condition of trees and shrubs, site characteristics and features, and draw up a scaled base plan. The master plan is the foundation of the design process for this project and any future phases.
Informed by the plan, we present you with preliminary design ideas. At this meeting you will see possibilities and can begin to choose elements from one, ideas from another, and begin to visualize a space that pleases you.
Now the design takes on detail: materials are selected for any hardscapes, and planting plans are drawn up. A planting plan marries artistic vision to environmental conditions, giving you colors and textures that change with the seasons and grow happily and healthily in their chosen spot. Other components to consider at this stage are lighting, irrigation systems, decorative planters, furniture or other garden ornaments.
Ready to enjoy a new garden? Contact us for a free consultation.
Cultivar manages all aspects of your project's construction. Writing bid specifications is construction step number one. Bid specifications make clear precisely what you are paying for at each step. Soliciting and evaluating bids from talented masons, carpenters, arborists and electricians, we work with you to find the right match of aesthetic sensibility and experience for your project. Laura McGrath oversees all phases of construction and is your point person throughout the project.
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Our crew of horticulturists and skilled gardeners enjoys planting and caring for many and varied properties. We make sure that new plantings get off to a strong start. Once established, we attend to the annual cycle of pruning, mulching, staking and feeding. Our team is quick to spot signs of disease and insect damage and respond appropriately, and in nearly all instances organically. We strive to keep soils healthy and select plants that suit the growing conditions, which is the best defense against pests and disease.
Clients count on us for special touches - to keep decorative pots full of seasonal color, for careful tending before parties and events, and to cut bouquets for indoor enjoyment.
A modest amount of regular care often produces dramatic improvements. If your garden needs maintenance or restoration, let us know.
A healthy, beautiful landscape depends upon the services of different specialists. Lawn care, tree pruning, pest control, irrigation and garden maintenance require coordination.
Thoughtful property management saves time and money, ensuring that any problems are caught early and that the landscape develops according to plan.
We make sure that the people who service your garden are experienced, have clear instructions, and follow an appropriate schedule. Cultivar and its employees are fully insured.
Ask us about a comprehensive care plan for your property.