Strike a Balance: Stuff vs. Space in the Garden – featured on Houzz.com
May 22, 2013
One of our designs has been featured on Houzz.com by Billy Goodnick, author of “Yards: Turn Any Outdoor Space Into the Garden of Your Dreams”. Goodnick is a landscape architect, a writer for Houzz and national and regional magazines, a college professor and speaker.
Goodnick writes, “I find this space delightful. The grid instills order to this vignette but avoids the overly static feeling of bilateral symmetry, as there are four grids to the right of the path and only one to the left. The fountain — the dominant mass in this space — sits two grids away from the path but is centered between the seat wall and the loosely clipped boxwood hedge. The checkerboard arrangement of paving and plants is playful and enlivening, while serving as a repeating theme that binds the garden together.
Schmechtig Landscapes is a landscape contractor who provides landscape design, landscape installation, and landscape services for clients in North Shore Suburbs of Chicagoland, Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland, Lake Geneva, and surrounding communities.