Hartford Farm House – Gold Award for Excellence in Landscape Design & Construction
We’re spotlighting another one of our Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association’s gold award winning projects!
This project is sits approximate to a uniquely preserved 1850’s farmhouse for a highly tasteful client. The project criteria: “remove everything, start over,” “we don’t want a straight walkway,” “you must salvage the original brick columns,” “we want to recycle our perennials,” “we want to re-use our lighting fixtures,” “we want the layered look” where you feel like you’re moving from area to area with some feeling of separation between spaces…The largest challenge here was to make significant upgrades while retaining that “old world” look of a farmhouse in the country.
The existing pavers were removed and sent up north to be re-purposed. While excavating that hardscape, we discovered the garage foundation was still intact and needed to be removed. We abandoned existing hardscape areas and converted those spaces into planting beds, and vise-versa. Many tons of concrete were hauled out and hundreds of square feet of bluestone and moved in. Larger spaded trees were installed for an immediate effect and larger shrubs were planted and existing perennials divided and re-planted as requested. Also, the existing high voltage landscape lighting fixtures were converted into low voltage L.E.D. fixtures.
As you can see from the before and after photos below, the transformation was dramatic and we were glad to be able to deliver all of the clients’ “must-haves.”
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