The Fockele Garden Company Designs Pet Garden at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Nov. 28, 2016) — The Fockele Garden Company has designed and built the Christian-David Family Pet Park at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center to give patients the opportunity to spend time with their beloved pets during a hospital stay.

The Pet Park was funded through the Medical Center Foundation with a donation from Murray and Daphne David. The inspiration for the garden came when the Davids thought about friends who had extended stays in the hospital and could not see their pets.

“The pet park offers a safe and happy place just outside the doors of the hospital that allows pet owners to reunite with their pets while they are patients,” said Julie Evans, The Fockele Garden Company co-owner. “It’s a wonderful concept that is getting a lot of use.”

Christian-David Family Pet Park
Christian-David Family Pet Park

Being away from a pet can be stressful for the pet and the owner. The medical center staff often encourages pet visits for patients who are having extended hospital stays. The visit from the pet often lifts the patient’s spirits.

The park has a dedicated parking lot, water station and clean-up stations for picking up after your pets. The 3,200-square-foot park has a five-foot high security fence with controlled access. Trees provide shade for the visits.

The garden features viburnum wintethur, becky daisy, cryptomeria gyrokruya, dwarf mondo grass, osmanthus goshiki and rhododendron prunifolium.

Based in Gainesville, Georgia, The Fockele Garden Company serves clients throughout the Southeast. The company focuses on the maintenance and installation of commercial landscapes and residential gardens, and provides services such as irrigation systems, cisterns, outdoor lighting, rainwater harvest systems, custom water features, and stone work.  For more information about The Fockele Garden Company, please call 770-532-7117 or visit www.fockelegardencompany.com.

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Giusto Joins Fockele Garden Company as Landscape Designer

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Sept. 1, 2016) — The Fockele Garden Company has added Joy Giusto to its staff as a landscape designer.

Joy Giusto
Joy Giusto

Giusto has 18 years of landscape design experience, specializing in residential designs, woodland gardens, container gardens, landscape design of small spaces and water features.

She has worked for landscape design companies in Virginia, Maryland and Georgia, and came to Fockele from a garden company in Atlanta.

Giusto earned a degree in landscape design from George Washington University in 1998. She also holds a journalism degree from the University of Georgia.

Away from work, Giusto enjoys hiking and plans to take up kayaking since moving close to Lake Lanier. She also is a sports enthusiast, particularly college sports and especially the University of Georgia athletics. Giusto is interested in environmental issues and politics, and enjoys music and the arts.

Based in Gainesville, Ga., the Fockele Garden Company serves clients throughout the Southeast. The company focuses on the installation and maintenance of commercial landscapes and residential gardens, and specializes in services such as native and unusual plantings, hardscapes, custom water features and natural stone work, irrigation systems, outdoor lighting, rainwater harvest systems, and cisterns. For more information about the Fockele Garden Company, please call 770-532-7117 or visit www.fockelegardencompany.com.

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The Fockele Garden Company’s Smith Earns PLANET Certification

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (July 1, 2015) — The Fockele Garden Company’s Atlanta area Maintenance Account Manager Jessica Smith has received the Professional Landcare Network’s Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Manager certification.

To earn the national certification, Smith passed exams covering the principles of warm-and cool-season turf grass establishment, growth, maintenance, and troubleshooting. She also had to show a thorough understanding of essential turf grass management practices and procedures that are standard in the green industry.

In addition to the PLANET certification, Smith is certified as an arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture and she is licensed by the State of Georgia for pesticide application.

The PLANET certification program, Landscape Industry Certified, is supported and used internationally and demonstrates credibility and commitment to best practices. PLANET has more than 3,500 member companies and affiliates. These firms and their employees represent more than 100,000 green industry professionals.

Based in Gainesville, Georgia, The Fockele Garden Company serves clients throughout the Southeast. The company focuses on the maintenance and installation of commercial landscapes and residential gardens, and provides services such as irrigation systems, cisterns, custom water features, and stone work. For more information about The Fockele Garden Company, please call 770-532-7117 or visit www.fockelegardencompany.com.

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