Tailored landscaping to you and your Connecticut property
Garden Looking Drab? Need A Burst of Color? A beautiful Connecticut landscape requires a thoughtfully-crafted strategy – one that appreciates the needs of both the client, the property and your surroundings. We begin every project with a clear, well-communicated plan which, in turn, results in a thorough design. We then continue with a meticulous installation and a comprehensive maintenance program.
Ornamentals is proud to offer these services and more, each tailored to your specific needs, style and budget. Shade Gardens, Xeriscaping, Containers, Vegetable gardens, etc...
Designing your Connecticut landscape
A thoughtful discussion of the design, before any work begins on your project, is the most important step in our process. Our approach takes into consideration you, the site and the architecture of your Connecticut home. We believe that your landscape should blend with and enhance the natural environment. It should also provide privacy and comfortable spaces, where YOU can enjoy the outdoors!!
Through a process of meetings, drawings and photographs, we work to bring a conceptual garden to life. Once the design has been agreed upon, our team works with you throughout the building of the project, ensuring the final outcome, is something you'll love for years to come.
As designers and builders, we provide services for every phase of a landscape design project: design, installation and maintenance. Our goal is to turn a client’s imagined garden landscape into an enduring reality. Throughout the process, we work closely with clients, revising plans, budgets and schedules as needed to get the job done right.
Great care is taken with every detail of the installation, from initial presentation drawings to the final flowerpot. And, if you choose, this relationship continues with a weekly maintenance contract. Our qualified gardeners can provide seasonal care for your landscape, guiding its growth and ensuring its beauty for years to come.
Maintenance & Care
While our landscapes are designed to be low-maintenance, we know that intentional care using organic and ecological methods produces the healthiest environments. We observe and emulate nature's processes in your garden, which promotes biodiversity, soil health, and plant health. The result: Harmonious landscapes, which restore and enhance both the environment and your well-being. Organic fertilizers and best organic practices are used whenever possible.
Care and maintenance is the key to keeping a garden landscape beautiful over time. Regular pruning, mulching, fertilizing, weeding, insect and disease prevention are essential for keeping plants healthy.
Perennials getting too BIG? Grasses Taking Over?
Might be time to Divide some of those favorite perennials. Division, in horticulture and gardening, is a method of asexual plant propagation, where the plant (usually an herbaceous perennial) is broken up into two or more parts. Both the root and crown of each part is kept intact. Hosta, ornamental grasses, and daylily's are good examples of plants that may require division.
Planning Your Design
It's easy to go out and be tempted into buying plants that look beautiful at the garden store, only to get them home and realize they are wrong for your landscape.
Know your yard
Think about the New England climate, the topography of your property, water flow, and your soil type when planning your landscape. Using the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is a great place to start.
Who will be using your yard?
Think about who will be using your yard and how they will use it. Will children be using your yard? Do you have pets? Are you hoping to use your yard for outdoor entertaining? Remember you can create different spaces for different uses in your landscape using strategic plantings and hardscapes.
A theme can unify your landscape and help guide your plant and material selections. Themes can be as simple as using consistent shapes or forms throughout your yard or as complex as creating a relaxation garden or an Oriental garden.
How will people move from one area of your yard to another? Just as a home has well defined and carefully planned rooms, so should your landscape KEEP THE FLOW!
Make plants work for you
Correctly placed plants can be used to alter your landscape site conditions. Temperature, light levels, and wind are greatly affected by the trees and plants in a landscape. The noises in your landscape can be altered by what you put into the design, such as water features or bird houses, as well as any physical barriers that keep your garden insulated from noises beyond your landscape.
Repeating similar shapes and structures in your garden will give you a unified view throughout your space.
Highlight important points
Using unique plants, distinct structures, or garden ornaments allows you to highlight a particular area of your landscape. Contrasting shapes, textures, sizes, and colors will help to capture attention and direct it to a specific area.
Think about the future
When selecting plants, make sure you consider the plant's growth rate, maintenance needs, and its eventual mature size. Make sure you provide your plants with enough room to reach their mature size.