The installation team specializes in implementing your design in a professional and timely manner. Attention to detail makes the Windswept Gardens crews stand out. The work is done with the highest degree of expertise to assure your landscape will be a beautiful enhancement to your yard for years to come.
Hardscape is the non plant portion of the landscape, whether it is natural stone for stonewalls, manufactured pavers for walks and patios or natural looking water features, such as ponds, streams and waterfalls. The Maine Certified Landscape Professional (MCL) staff has years of experience in their craft to assure the designed plan can be executed to either meet or exceed your expectations. The design creativity doesn't stop with the design team, but is transferred to the installation team, where the paper plan meets the ground. Small design changes can be accomplished easily because of this transition from designer to installer. All of our teams work together to insure the integrity of the design is not compromised only enhanced.
The planting aspect of a landscape consists of selecting the appropriate plants for each of the outdoor living spaces throughout the yard. Plants are chosen for a variety of reasons. Hardiness, color, form and texture are the predominate criterion for selection, but other attributes of the plants are also considered, such as fragrance, fruit and benefit to wildlife. Plantscapes can evoke memories, create moods and provide year long seasonal interest. The Windswept Gardens certified staff consider many factors when selecting the plants for your landscape. Some of the plants are your personal favorites that have been incorporated into the design which were determined at the initial design meeting and the others are used to enhance your outdoor living environment. The correct choice of plants can create a sense of flow or rhythm while complimenting your homes architecture and marrying it to the existing environment. The multi-seasonal landscape establishes a pleasant calming environment to be enjoyed and lived in for many years to come.
Night lighting of the landscape is another dimension that can transform your landscape to a moonlight paradise as sundown approaches. Lighting is used to allow one to safely transition from one area of the yard to another. Whether located by stairs or just to illuminate a path, soft indirect lighting casts a glow brightening only the immediate area. The use of lights can also highlight points of interest in the landscape. Uplighting trees results in the plant glowing from the base, front lighting a tree will cast a shadow onto a building and having lights pointing down from up in trees, gives the effect of the moonlight filtering down. When all of these design techniques are combined, the overall effect gives the outdoor environment a completely new dimension to be enjoyed.
The properly designed and executed landscape can be a life long investment creating a new lifestyle. What can be more enjoyable and restful on a warm summer's night, than sitting or your private patio, sipping a cool drink, listening to the gentle sound of water, while looking out at a soft glow of moonlight highlighting plants and other aspects of your landscape?