Sally J. Naish, Principal
781.859.9993
sally@lightandshadegardens.com

A Multi-Phase Project

While the completed landscape plan addressed the entire property, the installation is being undertaken in phases.  This takes careful planning to ensure that access is maintained where needed and plantings in one phase are not undermined in subsequent phases.  The most immediate issue for these clients was screening the view from kitchen and patio onto neighboring properties.  This we addressed in Phase 1 by replacing most of the overgrown deciduous shrubs with a varied selection of good-sized conifers.  In Phase 2, other structural plants were added to the conifer bed.   Planting of perennials and development of the foundation bed nearby were undertaken in the most recent phase.

Clear view to neighbors in winter.
Phase 1: Planting of evergreens
Uneven path and overgrown shrubs.
Phase 1: peastone replaced stepping stones. Phase 2: shrubs added by conifers. Phase 3: Foundation bed developed and perennials planted.
Patio lacks privacy.
Screening complete, shrubs filling in, perennials just added.
Undefined foundation bed.
In Phase 3 hydrangea remains, forsythia and turf removed, planting completed.

Deciduous shrubs left neighboring homes in clear view in winter.

While effective during the growing season, deciduous shrubs left neighboring homes in clear view in winter.

Phase 1 saw the planting of a mix of evergreen trees along the property line.

In Phase 1 some of the shrubs were removed and a variety of evergreen trees were planted in strategic locations along the property line.

The stepping stone path was uneven and the shrubs overgrown and misshapen.

The existing stepping stone path was uneven and the shrubs overgrown and misshapen.

Peastone path replaced stepping stones in Phase 1; more structural plants added in Phase 2. Foundation bed developed In Phase 3 and perennials planted throughout.

A peastone path replaced the stepping stones in Phase 1 and in Phase 2 structural plants - dwarf trees, deciduous and evergreen shrubs - were added in front of the conifers. In Phase 3 shrubs were added at the foundation and perennials planted throughout both beds.

Gaps in the shrubs reduce privacy on the patio.

Gaps in the shrubs leave an uninterrupted view from kitchen and patio to the neighboring properties .

Trees and shrubs planted in Phases 1 and 2 are filling in nicely; perennials added at front of border in Phase 3.

The trees and shrubs planted in the first two phases now screen kitchen and patio. In the latest phase perennials have been added at the front of the border.

Foundation bed is undefined.

The foundation bed is poorly defined leaving the roots of the shrubs in competition with those of the turf.

The hydrangea has been left in place, the forsythia and turf removed and the remainder of the bed planted in Phase 3.

The hydrangea has been left in place, the forsythia and turf have been removed, and the remainder of the bed planted in Phase 3.

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