Landscape Design and Consulting Services
My business, Green Art, celebrated it's 20th anniversary in 2015. Since the beginning in 1995 Green Art has been an innovative leader in stone masonry and artistic garden design. We offered installation services for more than twenty years. Within that time I also gained a reputation as a stone sculptor.
In order to find more time for my art work, I no longer offer installation services (with some rare exceptions). Green Art's palette of services is now limited to design and consulting work.
I bring my experience in landscape construction, the knowledge of a horticulturist and the creativity of an artist into my work.
Besides residential customers I also serve commercial and public institutions and have a special interest in ecological designs for public parks and school gardens.
Layout and Hardscape Design:
My design work is guided by a function-oriented approach to the property layout. This approach first answers questions about the general layout, infrastructure, water management, grading, etc. The hardscaping plans provide functional solutions for walkways, stairs, patios, driveways, walls, fences, pergolas and any other construction work that might be needed or desired. A partial plan would focus on just one particular area, for example the entrance area of a house or business. Great beauty of a landscape or garden is only possible when functional problems have been solved in an elegant way.
My planting designs are rich in texture and color, and provide beauty and charm from spring to fall and even through the winter. In order to insure healthy, long lived plants I carefully consider all site conditions. Many of my most successful gardens combine a degree of formality with abundant natural elements. At the same time I aim at a minimum of maintenance requirements.
Among my specialties are pollinator gardens, water gardens, rock gardens and various types of theme gardens.
My customers benefit from my experience as the owner and master stone mason of Green Art, which installed hundreds of beautiful landscapes along the Seacoast and in many locations in New England. My designs are based on a profound understanding of all the technical details that are relevant for stone masonry work and landscape construction. The elegant walkways and patios, functional stairs, rustic walls, fireplaces and water features that we constructed by the Green Art team were of exceptional quality. This experience distinguishes me from many other designers.
Promoting Nature is always on my mind:
Gardens play an increasing role in providing wildlife habitat. It is ever more important to take care of nature in the garden, from the soil up to the plants and animals that live there! Beneficial microorganisms stand at the very beginning of the food chain that ends up nourishing beautiful butterflies and birds. Native plants are an essential part of that food chain and can be used with stunningly beautiful results, appreciated as much by the garden owner as by the butterflies and other pollinators.
In a recent article, which appeared in the newsletter of the Ecological Landscape Alliance, I described the use and benefits of various native American shrubs: http://www.ecolandscaping.org/05/native-plants/high-impact-native-american-shrubs/
Green Art, Inc - 30 US-Route-1-Bypass - Kittery, Maine 03904 - USA
Telephone: (207) 439-7700 (from abroad: 001-207-439-7700)
Consulting visit: first hour $150, every following hour $70 (plus $30/hr for driving if driving time exceeds 1/2 hr)
Design work: $70 / hr
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Web site designed by Thomas Berger, last revised: May 18, 2017