Residential Landscape Design

Residential Landscape Design

At Nimrod Long and Associates, we create beautiful and inviting outdoor living spaces by integrating the landscape and architecture of the home. The outdoor spaces we design connect seamlessly with interior spaces and reflect the unique architecture of the home. We strive to give the house a sense of time and place in the garden. It is of the utmost necessity that the house fits perfectly into the site.

To create a sense of place, we use a classical approach to design, relying on proven design principles and durable, maintainable solutions. There are two design theories on which we rely. First is the low-maintenance shade garden, which uses primarily native plants. Second is the formal, English style garden, which encompasses clipped hedges, topiaries and perennial beds. It is common to find that the two have been combined. It is fundamental to make each garden welcoming, focusing special attention on detail and materials that reflect the Owner’s lifestyle and interests. We recognize the importance of real materials, such as stone and brick.

Nimrod Long and Associates recognizes that successful projects begin with bold simple design solutions. We address practical issues within the framework of the design, and bring a thorough knowledge of sound construction detailing and quality materials to the design process. A collection of construction documents is prepared and approved in the office for every design. This construction set consists of a layout plan, a grading and drainage plan, construction details and elevations, a planting plan, and a lighting plan. Through sound design, detailed construction documents, and professional construction administration, we provide our clients with years of enjoyment in their outdoor living spaces and gardens.

We use a large palette of plant materials to create a strong structure in each garden. Evergreens are the backbone plants of our gardens, providing a foil for flowering, deciduous plants. We believe strongly in utilizing native plants for their hardiness, character and beauty. Multi-trunk specimen trees are placed to accent important places in the garden, as are unique pots and sculpture. Water also plays a major role as an accent piece in many of our designs. We use lively water features and exuberant perennials to create lush and intimate courtyards.



















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