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Kerns Landscaping Feature - Hillside ... in detail

Our landscaping business has grown in recent years.  We have done a lot of work with home owners on the Catskills Mountaintop.  
Here we highlight several recent projects and describe our design ideas and approaches to some very different settings.  These Kerns Landscaping Features show you examples and explain some fresh new ideas that we employ when we approach a new project, whether we start afresh or when we add to or rebuild existing gardens and woodlands. 

Go to other Kerns Landscaping Features: our Hilltop project, our work at the Boyle and Manuel houses, new pages showcasing our exciting projects on the Bruno house, the Ciampa house and a new Project Sampler highlighting several different landscapes.   Also see our Old-fashioned Gardens, Patios, Rock Gardens, Walkways and Woodland Themes.

You may find the ideas useful and adaptable to your own setting.   We have an experienced team at Kerns and would be very happy to discuss ideas about a project for you.

The photo above shows an area looking upward toward the road showing an artificial stream bed, rock retainer walls and part of the wooden platforms and steps that access the property.
 

We sub-contracted a builder to implement our railing design appropriate to the look of the house and environment of the area.  Concolor Fir trees were planted to screen the road from the house.



This photo shows the parking area on top, by the road. It also shows how we utilized the space underneath for a shed and firewood storage.  Using stone retainer walls we added levels to the area that includes access paths and planting of evergreens that will be appropriate when the house is used in the winter months.
 

Note that lighting was added to the final landscape design to aid in illuminating the paths and steps.

Kerns Nursery solution:
  We may be able to come up with a good solution to your landscaping project.  Give us a call and schedule a consultation!

This project presented two challenges: a house shaded by a forest AND set on a steep hillside.

Kerns Nursery solution: 
1.    Native field stone was laid by experienced hands for a professional and natural appearance.

Kerns Nursery Landscaping Feature

2.    Evergreens and stone blend together to form a natural look.

Kerns Nursery Landscaping Feature

3.    The wall leads smoothly into the wooden step and platform construction

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4.    A set of staircases, split into sections and turned at angles, with landings, slate-edged platforms to provide flat areas for planting, and a heavy use of ferns to blend with the grown forest, provide all-year-green color and will  withstand heavy-duty snowfalls.  We also built a utility shed into the stair system.

 

For your new landscaping project, we will draw on the wide resources of the Kerns Nursery, and on a wide network of suppliers.  All plants we will use in your project will be suited to the Catskills climate and soils.

Kerns Nursery solution:  We may be able to come up with a good solution to your landscaping project.  Give us a call and schedule a consultation!


Go to other Kerns Landscaping Features:

our
Hilltop project,
our work
at the Boyle and Manuel houses,
new pages showcasing our exciting projects on the
Bruno house,
the
Ciampa house
and a new
Project Sampler highlighting several different landscapes.  

Also see our
Old-fashioned Gardens,
Patios,
Rock Gardens,
Walkways
and Woodland Themes.

 

This is a Kerns Nursery Lanscape feature ... can we help you in your plans?

Last updated 13 June, 2009

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