Commercial and Residential Landscape and Garden Design Services in Lancaster, PA
Design and Care for Long-Term Benefit
Bring your garden dreams to life. Hanselman Landscape offers complete design and build services for your garden and landscape needs, whether residential or commercial. Our team will thoughtfully design a space that incorporates site specifications, desired uses for the area, and the aesthetic you wish to achieve. That careful planning yields cost efficiency, timely construction, and a beautiful result. We also believe in tending what we cultivate, so Hanselman provides maintenance services and garden solutions that keep your garden healthy and looking its best. This attention to detail and careful stewardship protects your investment.
Allow our experienced designers to render a comprehensive garden plan to suit your needs. We will help you bring your garden dreams to life. A master garden plan will prepare for the growth of your living trees and shrubs into a sustainable landscape. Innovative garden design improves the spaces that nurture your daily life, whether a children’s garden, a swimming pool garden, or even a commercial garden. Bringing you joy through your garden is the goal of our entire team.
Hanselman Landscape provides lasting solutions for some of the most overlooked garden problems. We install zoned irrigation systems that save hours of watering time and are more cost-effective with water usage. We also install heavy-duty night lighting systems that enhance safety and beauty and extend garden use into the evening hours. Our surface water management methods keep water away from the walls of your home while saving your topsoil with creative, attractive, naturalized solutions.
STONEWORK & HARDSCAPING
Boulders and natural stone provide the visual appeal of “mountains,” “cliffs,” and “plateaus” experienced on coastlines and mountain ranges throughout the world. Stonework and hardscape also extend the home’s indoor living space through terraces, patios, and paths.
These methods can also be used to impose grades with retaining walls and provide the mass to assist in managing water erosion.
SWIMMING POOLS & GARDENS
Hanselman Landscape designs and installs swimming pools to be a natural contributor to the entire garden and home environment. In the heat of summer, it should be a fun, relaxing, memory-building activity center of seasonal home life. In times of non-use, a pool should provide the peace and rest of a tranquil pond or reflecting pool.
Many Hanselman Landscape gardens include water features. They are intended to add the sound of burbling water and the levity of birds playing to the garden experience. We achieve this through well-constructed ponds and pond-less options like Tsukubai, which give long-term performance and enjoyment.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
A thoughtfully designed and maintained garden can provide generational beauty that increases as time passes. Hanselman Landscape offers experienced, skilled, and knowledgeable technicians that maximize the garden’s current beauty and continually tend the garden for long-term flourishing.
Hanselman Landscape has a small nursery of specimen trees and shrubs. This nursery provides us with a stock of plants grown and cared for specifically to be reliable and attractive in a mature garden – not just at the point of sale. It also allows Hanselman Landscape to offer sizes and varieties uncommon in the mid-Atlantic area.
When we called that first time, we never dreamed we could end up with all this in such a tight space. I mean, huge boulders, a water feature, a stepping stone path, and a large Japanese Maple! When James came out to meet us and see the space, he had such great ideas and seemed confident his team could make it happen for us. And they did! They involved us in the project, too; they patiently answered our questions, explained the options, and allowed us to choose. They are true artists and made sure everything was just right, from the placement of each boulder and tree, to the forming of the beautiful water feature–which Ben Hanselman handcrafted for us!
I am amazed by the tranquility I feel when I am out here. This beautiful courtyard garden invites me to take time out, to sit and rest awhile. Even when I am in the kitchen working, I can hear the trickle of water splashing onto the rocks. I never get tired of it!
It is exactly what I envisioned—the distilled elements of everything I loved in Japan. It’s just what I need as an artist. An artist’s mind is always going—seeing and imagining—so it can be chaotic and exhausting. My garden’s beauty and order are very calming, providing an invitation to just “be”. Many mornings, you will find me just sitting on the rock, meditating in the sunshine. And when I am in my studio, the garden extends my workspace and provides so much scope for creativity!
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.
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.