Woodland and Shade Garden Design and Installation
Woodland Delight – Design attuned to nature
Building gardens in shady, forested areas requires working within the natural constraints of that environment – lack of sun, potential deer population, disease, and pest issues. The gardeners at Hanselman Landscape are knowledgeable and experienced in creating and sustaining shade gardens and will use components well-suited to the site. The soil in woodland areas can vary from dry and rocky to soggy clay. Choosing the right plants will ensure a thriving garden, whatever the situation, and create a sanctuary for both people and wildlife.
Irrigation is key
Due to root competition in already wooded areas, new plantings will require significant regular watering in order to succeed. The Hanselman team will set up an irrigation system to give new and maturing plants the water they need. These systems lessen the stress of competition for the growing plants and also lessen the watering burden for homeowners.
Beauty built with purpose
Shady gardens tend to be full and lush by their very nature. A stepping-stone pathway is a beautiful and effective way to provide access to a shade garden while protecting plants and keeping feet dry. Combined with lighting and the “grace notes” of specimen plants, the path creates a lovely journey to be enjoyed while moving through the garden.
Contact us if you would like to transform a wooded area on your property into a delightful garden.
Woodland and Shade Garden Designed and Installed
Our Garden Design Design Process
(p) Our garden design process covers all aspects of your project and ensures your goals and vision are met. Whether you’re seeking a comprehensive garden design for your residence or simply want to add child-friendly spaces to your existing garden, we will translate your needs and ideas into beautifully-crafted designs.
We begin by listening to your goals, inspirations, and ideas. Together, we’ll create a delightful outdoor garden for your little ones to enjoy.
Our goal is to create beautiful areas that welcome your family outside. We can provide a 3-D visualization that gives greater clarity, especially if you are incorporating custom landscape and hardscape designs. visualization that gives greater clarity to your vision for custom landscape and hardscape designs.
After the design is approved, most clients employ our contracting services to help them render their dream into reality. Our team of highly-skilled craftsmen and seasoned masons know how to care for your property even while the work is in progress.
As we design, build, maintain, and shape a unique setting for your home and family, the effort we put into the details will reflect our team’s commitment to quality. Your reward will be the daily joys and the memories you make as you experience and steward your own little corner of creation as a family.
What surprised us most was how much more we love our home since Hanselman Landscape began working here! The porch, patio, pool and garden together create a refreshing new feeling in what used to be a boring, flat backyard. In addition to the beautiful new backyard oasis they created, they are here regularly to care for our plants, turning existing shrubs that we thought were worthless into beautiful, valuable specimens.
Our needs were to have as much privacy as possible from neighboring homes. The landscape, because of the size of the trees, does that now. Everything was done to perfection. This was the first time in a while (even with building a new home) that we gave the job to someone and never, ever had to go over again and again what was to be done. It was a real pleasure to have your services.
Words do not serve well to express the sense of serenity and pleasure which your fine work evokes. On returning home from my difficult duties this week, this special place which you have created for us provided a welcome respite. I would liken the feeling to that of walking alone through a great museum.
I can’t even put into words how much I love my new yard. Hanselman Landscape did an outstanding job–changing an ugly piece of land into a serene and beautiful garden. Everything is just perfect. I most enjoy the woodland theme and the variety of textures and colors in the new plants. The workmanship of Hanselman Landscape’s employees is of the highest quality, and the customer service is courteous and professional.
Hanselman Landscape has helped us re-landscape our property over the past 3 years. James has a way of guiding you through your own garden, taking in the vantage points, and uncovering your vision (even though you didn’t know you had one)!
We liked the way James (Hanselman) explained and introduced the suggested plantings, actually showing us leaf samples. We needed and appreciated his guidance on how we can nurture and maintain the plants in the future. Thanks for adding to our enjoyment of our home with your creative landscaping. We are definitely pleased to have had your expertise.
The Gardener’s Journal
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Experience the difference of Hanselman Landscape and Gardens
Founded in 1985, Hanselman Landscape & Gardens designs, builds, and nurtures a wide variety of gardens in both private and corporate settings. From our headquarters in Manheim, Pennsylvania, we serve clients throughout the region, including Philadelphia’s Main Line—and as far away as Cambridge, Massachusetts. We also cultivate unique specimen plants, which we make available to discriminating gardeners and architects.