A grand entrance, formal grounds, a private retreat, an informal garden, whatever your reason for wanting a professional landscape, Schmechtig Landscapes will design and build a unique and stunning outdoor living space.  We utilize a holistic approach to integrate the beauty of your residence's interior with your exterior environment to provide a source of continual enjoyment that brings people together.  Our landscape architects and construction teams take a personalized, collaborative approach to your home's property. 

We believe that "form follows function." We begin all projects by asking questions, and skillfully listen so your needs are provided for first and the aesthetics follow. By taking direction from you, the architectural style of the residence, and the site, we provide a design which compliments and reflects your individual tastes and preferences.  We utilize design principles of scale, balance, rhythm, layers, color, textures, and contrasts to orchestrate a project that properly integrates and harmonizes with its surrounding combining innovative and functional custom design solutions with artisan construction and superb horticultural maintenance services.  With our newly created InEx-teriors service, we accommodate the fine points which include custom furniture, fabrics, accessories and container pots.  Our design and construction projects include patios and decks, driveways, fences & gates, fireplaces & firepits, fountains, garden beds, healing and enabling gardens, outdoor kitchens, outdoor lighting, pergolas, garden structures, ponds, rooftop gardens, spas and swimming pools, stoops & steps, walkways & paths, and walls.

The end-result is a project that meets and exceeds expectations and enhances the enjoyment and use of your outdoor living environment.

At Schmechtig, we have a four step approach:

landscape-design-constructionConsultation:  We begin by scheduling a meeting at your property to introduce ourselves and ask questions.  The key to any successful project is communication.  We skillfully listen to your ideas, needs, desires, tastes and preferences.  We view the architectural style of your residence and the site, discuss budget and share with you how we orchestrate projects.

Design and Presentation:  Based on our consultation, we research, study, create and present a preliminary design concept. This design concept presentation is based on what we have learned from you and it is a basic plan.  We illustrate our design concept through drawings, photos, and samples of materials we recommend.  Once the design concept is agreed upon, our landscape architects develop the master plan which includes the agreed upon specifics and proposed budget.  Also consider our InEx-teriors design service.

Installation:  Upon agreement, we begin managing and directing the work with our experienced teams turning your master design plan into reality.  Every plant, stonework, woodwork, pool, water feature, lighting and irrigation component is installed and in its proper location based on established priorities, timeline and budget.
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Maintenance:  This is the time you and Schmechtig have been waiting for, the end-result.  Upon completion, we will schedule a walk-through meeting ensuring your new exterior environment meets and exceeds your expectations.  The next step is for you to take over.  It is time for you to discover, relish and enjoy your newly created outdoor living environment with your family and friends.  Our maintenance division will tailor a program to keep your exterior flourishing.

 

The following services are provided by our landscape design and construction departments:

Preliminary Landscape Concept Sketches 

Landscape Master Plans (which can be implemented in separate phases) 

Landscape Construction Plans, Details and Documentations

Municipal Building Permit Submittal

Formal, Informal (Cottage) and Naturalistic Garden Design Style

Vegetable and Herb Gardens

Fruit tree Orchards/Vineyard

Prairies

Rain Gardens

Butterfly Gardens

Perennials

Ornamental Grasses

Patios

Stoops

Retaining Walls

Fences 

Fireplace

Fire Pits

Outdoor kitchen

Entrance Pillars

Outdoor Living Room/Dining Room

Fountains

Ponds

Pond-less water feature

Water Falls

Hardscape Installation

Brick

Pavers

Natural Stone: bluestone, flagstone, granite, field stone, marble, sandstone

Boulder & Block Work

Concrete

Gravel

Outcropping

Seatwalls

Patios

Walkways

Driveways

Steps

Sidewalks

Retaining & Barrier Walls

Pillars

Pergolas

Decks

Bridges

Arbors

Lawn Seeding & Sodding

Landscape Lighting

Excavation & Grading

Bobcat & Backhoe Work

Drainage Work

Trees

Evergreens

Ground cover

Irrigation Systems