The primary challenge of growing trees in an urban environment is the soil. Trees thrive in lightly compacted soil that provides their root systems with ready access to water and nutrients. However, due to the requirements of an urban environment soil is typically heavily compacted. This provides structures with greater stability, but can stunt the growth of trees.
This winter, the crews at E-Landscape have been busy working on further defining a client's side yard from a turf area into a formal rose garden. The space is accessed from the dining room via french doors and steps that lead down to the garden area. The garden's central axis is framed with Hick's Yews, an upright evergreen shrub which forms a hedge separating the front lawn from the rose garden. A new, interior, circular planting bed will be home to the owner's choice of hybrid tea roses (a long standing passion) and gravel paths will lead guests and gardeners through the space and down steps to the backyard. The path will be defined with steel edging along the perimeter to contain the gravel surface and maintain the perfect arc in the very formal space.
E-Landscape recently completed work on a design-build project at the Johnson Towers Senior Living Community in Washington, DC. Johnson Towers is an independent living community that includes housing for 55+, home ownership in retirement communities, and senior apartment rentals. They provide safe and easy-maintenance living for seniors who can still live independently, and enjoy engaging in social activities with other seniors.
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E-Landscape recently began work on the Elkton Senior Apartments, a 60-unit senior apartment building that will be constructed in Elkton (Cecil County) Maryland. The project is being developed by The Ingerman Group, headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and the General Contractor is Hamel Builders of Elkridge, Maryland.
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