Creating landscapes for customers that live in planned communities involves helping each homeowner create an outdoor living space that meets their needs and incorporates their goals.
Cresswind on Lanier is an active adult community with nearly a thousand homes and building sites. Ten years old and growing, the Cresswind neighborhoods include not only homes and landscapes that are well-established, but also homes that are new or under construction. And so, our design and installation projects may vary in scale-from landscape renovations to brand-new landscapes. No matter the scope of the project, we work with the home owners to create gardens that please them, reflect their personalities and adhere to the community’s landscape guidelines.
Our client has owned and loved her home in beautiful, North Atlanta for 40 years! She recently renovated the interior of her home in an ultra-modern style and then asked us to follow suit with the garden that she had dreamed of for so long. Her vision for the garden was of a place to remind her of the rocky coast of Monterey, California. Since North Atlanta and Southern Coastal California are not remotely similar, we compromised, somewhat.
We were delighted and honored that our clients asked us to design and install a landscape to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary.
“We asked the Fockele Garden Company for a landscape design that would build on the planting and hardscape that we had already done- and be drought tolerant, deer resistant, and low maintenance. They came up with a plan that met all those criteria and the installation team expertly executed the plan.”
Partnering with Northeast Georgia Health Systems, we have participated in creating award-winning therapeutic gardens for several of their regional healthcare campuses. The Courtyard Waterfall at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is one of these very special gardens.
We build streams as water features in landscapes. Sometimes their purpose in your garden ideas is to add beauty, sounds and a wildlife habitat to your garden. We build other streams that convey stormwater and prevent erosion. Often our streams serve both purposes. All of them look natural, as though they were always there.
Our clients wanted to enjoy their retirement by putting their green thumbs to work. As they set out to renovate this classic ranch style home, they called on us to design and install their new landscape. Along with creating a garden full of beautiful plants, they wanted a meet-and-greet patio at their front door and a horseshoe shaped driveway that would create elegant off-street parking for family and quests. Additionally, they wanted to create a beautiful frame for their front yard garden that would also softly screen their new outdoor living space. This garden design engages the neighbors and everyone else that passes by.
Because of excessive and irresponsible development on adjacent properties, this residential site in Atlanta, Georgia had become subject to frequent flooding and erosion. The landscape design challenge was to manage the erosion and flooding caused by storm water that originated offsite, collect and store as much as possible for irrigation and water feature use, and create a beautiful garden setting.