Professional Landscape Design


We will guide you as we brainstorm together to draft a plan that encompasses style, design, and purpose. We create displays that blend sophistication and charm with the qualities you value—whether it is romance, simplicity, modernity, or otherwise. We can also design specific styles of gardens, such as French, English, or Japanese, or simply incorporate certain elements of a specific style.

For those who value creating an indigenous lawn that reflects the surrounding terrain of Western North Carolina, we will advise you on plants native to our area so that your lawn appears as natural as possible. Plants native to our area are hardier and ideal for the existing soil conditions and climate. By using native plants, you provide local wildlife with protective cover and food, decrease your use of water, save money, limit the introduction of invasive plants, and enjoy the simplicity of lower-maintenance landscaping. If you are interested in naturescaping, our landscape design team is prepared to work with you to create your own native paradise.

What To Consider Prior To Our Landscape Design Consultation

While we can create a design for you, the final outcome will feel much more satisfying if you have added your voice and vision to the project. Prior to our first consultation, consider a few of the following topics and jot down your thoughts to help provide us with an idea of your expectations:

Intended use of your outdoor space and users

  • Will children be using the yard? Pets?
  • Do you want to use it to entertain guests?
  • Will most of your outdoor time be spent playing or relaxing?

Overall theme

  • Do you prefer neat shapes and structures, or softer lines and a natural look?

How to link spaces

  • If you plan to have different spaces in your yard, how do you want to connect them?


  • Be realistic about how much you can spend
  • Consider what you would be comfortable forgoing and which elements are absolute necessities for you

Function and structure of plants

  • Do you want plants as a barrier? To alter the landscape by blocking light or wind? To insulate your yard from noises?
  • How close or far apart do you want the plants to be?
  • Vertical or staggered?
  • Keep in mind the growth rate of the plants and their maturity size

Focal points

  • Do you want any highlights, such as a fire pit, a distinctive structure, or a unique plant?

Planned maintenance

  • How much money are you willing to spend on maintenance?
  • Do you want to hire a company to come weekly or monthly to maintain your landscape?
  • If you want to keep maintenance costs low, think about focusing on native plants, which require less care and will save you money

Existing environment

  • Before removing plants, consider whether they really must be removed, or whether you could simply relocate them
  • Consider which plants would work best in your climate. To start, check out the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
  • Think about how much shade you have, which areas receive full sun, and which areas are only partly shaded - this will determine which plants will grow best in each area

Colors and textures

  • Choose colors and textures that complement your existing buildings and the natural enironment

Space limitations

  • Examine your current space and whether you have sufficient room to put all of the elements you desire

Landscaping Maintenance

Immaculately designed scenery requires consistent attention. We ensure that your garden receives continual care to look beautiful throughout the changing seasons. We respectfully and reliably come and go so that your lawn appears effortlessly gorgeous.

If you value sustainability, we are happy to work with you to provide an environmentally conscious maintenance plan that encompasses natural methods for fertilizing, controlling pests, and minimizing water usage.

We offer both weekly and seasonal plans for residential, estate, and commercial clients. Please call us today to speak with us about your landscape maintenance needs.


  • Mowing of turf area
  • Edging
  • Weed control
  • Leaf removal
  • Hand pruning and shearing of ornamental plants
  • Fertilization of plants
  • Hand weeding
  • Tree maintenance (up to 8 feet)
  • Cleanup of landscaped areas
  • Integrated pest management
  • Disease control
  • Ground cover control (e.g., ivy)


  • Hand pruning
  • Insect and disease control
  • Ground cover control
  • Fertilization
  • Hand weeding
  • Removal of all leaves and debris from lawn, flowerbeds, tree rings, patios, porches, walkways, parking lots, and driveways
  • General cleanup of landscape
  • Aeration and seeding of cool season turf in the autumn

Our Landscape Design Process


We begin with a one-on-one landscape design consultation at your residence.

We will pen your ideas and inspiration on paper, and then create a proposal based on your needs. We will discuss your expectations—whether you have specific plants in mind, a clear overall vision, or certain characteristics or guidelines that you would like us to follow. We will also discuss your budget and which features are most important to you.


Once our ideas begin to crystallize, we will present you with two or three landscape design concepts.

We will then discuss the design with you and collaborate with you to alter it so that it meets your expectations. 3D modeling, available to you for an additional fee, can help you visualize the concept of the design. Please inquire during your initial consultation if you would like to receive this feature.


By the end of the design process, you will have a detailed drawing of your property’s existing conditions, the proposed landscaping, and any irrigation systems, hardscapes, or lighting.

Altogether, this process usually takes approximately 15 hours of drafting and meeting time. Once we provide the final quote and determine a start and end date, we will begin creating your very own outdoor sanctuary.


For us, communication does not end at the design stage.

We will keep you in the loop throughout the entire process. We want you to feel at ease and make ourselves consistently available to you. Here at Laurel Crest, our landscapes are designed to last.

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