“Fockele Garden Company transformed our garden from dull to delightful… creating a peaceful, relaxing retreat that we love spending time in. The entire Fockele team was so friendly and professional throughout the design and installation process, and even jump-started our own interest in gardening. Stepping outside now is like going on a mini vacation every day. We couldn’t be more pleased.”
The Fockele team, Jane and Chris Smoot, and Steve Sanchez of HGOR gather for a photo at the dedication ceremony.
Our client wrote, “Just wanted to share a photo of our / your back yard. It is looking SO fabulous this spring. Sitting on our patio and admiring your work is one of the best parts of our day.”
Our clients have a beautiful view into a wooded area that is part of the common space in the planned community. They wanted our garden design to retain their views and maintain the open, expansive feeling.
To frame their beautiful view of the woods, we planted low growing sun loving flowering shrubs along the fence line.
Our clients’ pets have room to romp- just the right amount of lawn with an interesting shape that is defined by an assortment of beautiful plants. These plants conceal the fence that enclosed the backyard, keeping the pets secure.
A large steel bowl made an elegant and contemporary water feature. The planting that surrounds the fountain includes stokes aster, thyme, crinum lily, creeping jenny and other ground cover plants. The fountain is the garden’s focal point and the “WOW” factor that our client hoped for.
The crinum lily is a showstopper. Thanks to our client for sharing this photo!
To illustrate our vision for the fountain garden, our design team developed a drawing that would show our client.
Not only did the concept drawing inform the client, but it was shared with the whole FGC team, giving everyone an understanding of the designer’s goal.
We selected plants that would keep the garden colorful and interesting year-round. In the fall, the Pink Muhly Grass and the late blooming mums take center stage.
Our design goal in making the most out of a narrow alley was to create a glimpse of the destination ahead.
Planning for ease of maintenance, we chose plants that would fit their spaces as they matured, eliminating the need to prune to prevent crowding. Implementing another low-maintenance strategy, we grouped the plants according to their water requirements. Consequently, our irrigation system layout was efficient, and the water delivery was effective.
The resulting garden transformed a small back yard, making a beautiful view even more beautiful.