Sun and Shade Gardens

Landscaping Services in Bergen County

Lets face facts; to most home owners, the terms sun and shade conjure up thoughts of separate gardens. However, most gardens, including my own, have both sun and shade areas within. This can be a blessing in disguise, but does present challenges to incorporate a cohesive landscape throughout.

In my gardens there are areas of deep shade, dappled shade and filtered light shade. Then there are bright, sunny plots of area with a red maple casting shadows and a japanese yoshino cherry providing filtered shade in the corner. All of this in an area only 80 ft wide.

To bring this all together I utilized simple design techniques that draw ones eyes and feet through the garden, oblivious to whether it be sun or shade. I repeated colors, plants, materials and focal points to add cohesiveness. I utilized the maple canopy for a bed of ferns, daylilys, hostas, and iris and added containers for accent. Along the residence I utilized ferns, perennials for full sun and added seasonal color.

In the rear beds I utilized a pathway made of field stone to convey one from one bed to another. Beneath the smaller rear maple is a garden bench, with decor for relaxation, leading to a japanese style rock garden only 10 ft away in full sun. The ground was my canvas, much like an artist, to which I added edging and decor.

Hardscape materials are also the bones of my landscape, giving it dimension and character any time of year. So the campania statue that graces the one shady bed area, also flanks my garden path and is used to create a visual effect along the perennial borders where full sun is prevalent. Overall, the effect is that of a single garden edged in stone—even though it encompasses sunny and shady areas.

In most cases all it takes is a “vision”. if you have one it more than like can be achieved with the proper design, thought process and incorporation into the existing landscape. Our years of experience designing landscaped gardens and properties, combined with your vision can together create your desired landscaping.

Call A P L N J today at 201-389-6979 and see for yourself what many others at Angie’s List have already said. “almost PERFECT Landscaping ” has won the super service award in many categories for SIX (6) consecutive years straight” ( 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015)

Now that’s service – Service you can count on.