Landscaping for New Construction
With a newly built house, landscaping is often a challenge. Quality plants take time to grow and soften the hard edges of new construction. Here Artistic Gardenscapes chose shrubs and perennials that would fill out quickly but not take over the landscape in a few years' time. Variegated pittosporum, a Crimson Queen Japanese maple, Japanese plum yew, and creeping fig fit the bill. Artistic Gardenscapes created an sweeping antique brick walkway and patio to add "character and age" to the new red brick house. We also used fig ivy to soften the brick and take away the newness of the house. In the back garden, a Silver Mist flagstone patio forms the stage for a café table surrounded by Knockout and Lady Banks roses, salvias, and lambs' ears, while fragrant Confederate jasmine hugs the walls.