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Landscaping Next Year: I would like to change the landscape at my house next year, when should I contact you to get the process started?
It would be best to get in touch with me
now so we can set up an appointment to
meet to discuss your thoughts and walk
your property. My design team is actively
working now on a backlog of 2014 design
projects so if a landscape design is
required for your property; it is best that we
start soon and work on it over the winter
so it is ready to go in the spring. Our initial
meeting at your property is very important.
It will generally take a couple of hours and
we will discuss your objectives, ideas and
priorities to come up with a "game plan"
that fits your budget and long term goals.
This consultation is free of charge. I will
give you a design proposal that describes
what areas are included and details of the
design package. Each landscape design is created based on your unique property needs; designs vary in
cost depending on the size of the project. Following your approval of the design proposal, my design team
and I will take measurements and photographs of your property. We then create a custom, low maintenance,
landscape design of your property. The design will be presented to you at your home. Each of the plants will
be described, illustrated and pictured in the final design. I will also give you a fixed-price detailed installation
proposal to consider; installations can be installed all at once or in stages over a period of time.
"The Right Plant for the Right Place" is an integral part of my design philosophy; too many times I see
landscapes that are planted too close to buildings with the wrong plants. My designs have multiple seasons
of interest and focus on the use of native plants that are well adapted to the climate and soil conditions of
this area. Using local native plants minimizes maintenance and promotes sustainable landscapes. I am
passionate about plants and have extensive knowledge about the many plant varieties native to southeastern
Connecticut. All of the plants we use have been tried and proven in other gardens in our area and are guaranteed.
I consider seasonal interest, year-round color and a wide range of plants to attract birds, butterflies and
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About Linda Lillie
Linda K. Lillie is the President of Sprigs & Twigs, Inc, the premier
landscape design and maintenance, tree care, lawn care, stonework, and carpentry
service provider in southeastern Connecticut since 1997. She is a graduate of
Connecticut College in Botany, a Connecticut Master Gardener and a national
award winning landscape designer for her landscape design and landscape installation work.