The philosophy that governs all of our work is to provide
top quality service and installations of the highest value to our
clients with an emphasis on individual needs.
Our landscape designs are based on your wishes. At our first meeting we will
learn how you want to use your outdoor space, your plant and material preferences,
and the effect you want to achieve. We will do an analysis of your needs and assess
the property's features. A copy of your plot plan at this stage will aid us in
making the base map which will be the first layer of your finished, scaled design
that will include the physical details of your site.
Taking all of the information gathered from you at
this initial meeting, a master plan is created for your family that makes the
best use of your space.
This master plan is then divided into phases so each phase will build up to a
cohesive whole--even if it is executed over time.
Your master plan (a CAD drawing), along with our bid with each phase priced, is presented to
you at a second meeting. You will receive full explanations of all of the elements
of the design and have time to discuss the design with us.
We install top-quality plants purchased individually by our own plant
buyer. He travels the region to obtain the finest plants available
at a reasonable cost. We work closely with our nurseries, many of which are
smaller growers of only certain plants.
Our personal relationship with them means that we can
usually get exactly what we want and get the best of what they
Our plants are installed in beds prepared with compost, top soil, and
root-promoting amendments so that they will mature into healthy
specimens. Plants are evenly and carefully spaced and positioned for optimum
appearance, future growth, and in accordance with the landscape
plan. As careful as our designs are, however, our crews have the care and
consideration for your project that they will alter the placement
or arrangement if that makes your landscape look even better.
Our crews take great pride in their work and enjoy the
relationships they build with our clients. Our
staff wants your home to look its bestfor you and for them.
Our stone work is done by accomplised craftsman who have been building
with New Leaf Landscaping for many years. Their fine work on
stacked and mortared stone walls as well as terraces and walkways will
give lasting pleasure and value to your home. In addition to natural stone, our
crews are trained to install concrete pavers, and walls. This is a less costly, but
equally attractive alternative. Each crew has an ICPI certified installer to ensure
proper execution of your terrace or wall.
Even small water features can add enormously to your enjoyment of
the landscape. A carefully chosen urn with overflowing water that splashes
down on a small bed of river rock can drown out city noises and provide a beautiful
focal point. It is a small investment with a great return. If you have
in mind something larger we build ponds of all sizes. We work hard to integrate
our ponds with the natural landscape. They may be small with a simple bubbler or have
multiple falls and streams. They are a reflection not only of our crew members' flair, but our
clients' wishes to bring many wonderful elements--water, sound, fish, and plants together in one
No chemicals are used to keep our water crystal clear.
Ecology, such as biological filtration, natural bacteria,
and plants does the cleaning work for us.
Many of us are not at home during the day (other than maybe on
weekends) to enjoy our landscapes.
Landscape lighting is a great way to enhance the beauty of
your property while providing a "guiding light" up a walkway
or toward a beautiful specimen. In keeping with our philosophy of integration, our lighting
designs and systems are subtle yet effective in enhancing your
landscape. We believe landscape lighting should show off the landscape and not the light
itself. Our designs provide balance to your home and open up dark spaces making
"outdoor rooms" feel bigger.
We welcome your inquiries regarding references or the
top-quality components and strong warranties included with our
Drip irrigation is included with all of our plant installations.
Drip is the most water-efficient, cost effective (in every
sense) irrigation available. Our Rain Bird ® XerigationTM systems allow us to tailor
(meter) precisely the amount of water we want each variety of
plant to receive based on the plant species, soil characteristics,
and location in the landscape.
New Leaf also installs automatic irrigation systems for lawns and
plantings at many of our comprehensive projects.
We believe that water is precious and should not be wasted.
Our systems are carefully designed to minimize wasting
water on concrete or where it will only promote weed growth in
of the components we use offer top quality and value and carry the
longest warranties (three to five years).
And of course, New Leaf will be available for continuing
service long after our first full year warranty for labor and
parts has passed.
Annuals Color Program
New Leaf has a creative annuals program that provides flower rotation
in the Spring and Fall. Working
closely with a top-notch local grower, New Leaf contracts flowers
to be grown specifically for your home.
Our plants arrive robust, well-rooted in large pots, and
ready to grow because they have not spent days untended on a hot
truck form Florida or in a sales yard.
goal is to accent your landscape with floral and foliar color. Implementing a mix of colors and textures, our annuals beds
reflect our flair and your preferences for color. We offer our annuals program only to our on-going clients.
New Leaf offers a comprehensive maintenance program individually
tailored to each landscape and owner.
Our services include lawn mowing/trimming, lawn chemical
applications, shrub maintenance through an integrated pest
management program, and master gardening care.
Our goal is to provide landscape maintenance that involves
you to the level that you want to be involved.
Some of our clients wish only to be involved with the care
of their landscapes by writing one check per month to New Leaf and
have their home look manicured at all times, with no intrusions
from questions or multiple contractors.
Others will ask for us to cut the grass and spray chemicals on
a very limited basis because they want to weed, trim, and
otherwise garden in their landscape.
Most of our clients fall somewhere between the two examples
cited here. Our menu
of services offered in our landscape maintenance contract allows
you to choose only those services that you wish without paying for
those that you do not.
staff is well-trained, attending classes throughout the
year on pest management, tree and shrub care, lawn health issues,
etc. In addition,
many of our crew members have worked for New Leaf for several
years and have come to know our clients and their homes quite
well. We strive to
have our services be as unobtrusive as possible so that you can
enjoy the beauty of your landscape without being required to be
involved in the day to day maintenance of it.
will be more than happy to provide a list of references upon
request or to set up an appointment with you to discuss your