PORTFOLIO

SELECTED PROJECTS

Techniques adhere to the landscapes natural topography, highlighting the subtle contours and shades of light. Client involvement to get as much information to their desires is key. This creates the unique landscape. With this understanding, the actuality is what we strive for. The Personalized Landscape. This artistic approach creates a harmonious atmosphere, whether tranquil or vibrant.

SAGAPONAC PROJECT 1

Located in the fields of Sagaponac, the proposed landscape plan for this estate property focused on creating a place that felt timeless. Breaking the parcel into separate 'rooms' for the various gardens allowed for diversity in the gardens beds. By use of repeating some of the plant material in each garden, a continuity flowed through out the property. Being that it is an open space, the goal was to not cut off any one area from the other completely. A great lawn centers the entire back of the property, surrounded by gardens, a fruit orchard, an enclosed vegetable garden, sunken tennis court, pool house, and guest house. The only request from the client was that there would be as many flowers as possible in as many colors as possible. The front entry to the property passes through two very old Weeping Willow trees to an allee of Japanese Red Maple trees. Saving a number of magnificent old trees on the property helped create a landscape that feels mature and gracious. Adding additional mature trees completed the goal of a landscape that had an old character.
  1. +
  2. +
  3. +
  4. +
  5. +
  6. +
  7. +
  8. +
  9. +
  10. +

BRIDGEHAMPTON

Located in the heart of Bridgehampton Village, this garden winds it's way through the intimate back yard. An old garage was converted into a pool/guest house. A Pear tree was planted and trained into an espalier along the side of the building closest to the main garden to ease the visual of the vertical siding. In close collaboration with the home owner, the plant palette reflects the personality and flower interests the client possess. Emphasis is put on cutting flowers as the client loves to make arrangements for the house from the garden itself. The main garden begins with a Koi pond at the bae of two Weeping Cherry trees, which were existing on the property, and slowly winds to the back of the property. Tall perennials mask the path ahead while walking, opening into an intermit seating area surrounded with Ilex shrubs.
  1. +
  2. +
  3. +
  4. +
  5. +
  6. +
  7. +
  8. +

WATER MILL

With the back drop of Mecox Bay, this home owner wanted to keep with the natural landscape feeling.  Large swaths of perennials, ornamental grasses, and shrubs were used to create a landscape that has movement to it reflecting the water views. A living retaining wall was installed to break the view of the parking area while inside the home. Over sized flagstone slabs were set in the lawn as the front entry walk to the home, keeping with the casual feeling the client wished to express to guests. A secret fire pit area was constructed behind a giant Weeping Atlas tree, which was saved from the site. One portion of the fire pit area was carved out from the base of the Weeping Atlas, where the pathway guides guests under it's large arching branch, making it very secluded. Sand was used to mimic the beach environment and the bon fire experience.
  1. +
  2. +
  3. +
  4. +
  5. +
  6. +
  7. +
  8. +
  9. +
  10. +

ADDRESS

CONTACT US

Phone: 631.907.4939

​Email: info@soilinc.com
​P.O Box 1127

East Hampton, NY 11937

SAGAPONAC PROJECT 2

The client for this property wanted something that was not too busy and allowed for the client to relax. With the intension to create a landscape of calm and relaxation, the use of different varieties of ornamental grasses became the base for the plant material used. The home owner wanted to have a landscape that made for a hang out and chill out experience, while still having color. Using large groupings of plant material added to the open feeling inside the property, keeping it uncuttered. At the same time, an intimate sense of the surroundings was created by layering the plant material to included the surrounding topography. Privacy is important to the client, but did not want to close in the property with strict hedging. The layering effect of plant material masked the privet hedge that was installed along the property lines and gave the privacy that was intended. A giant Weeping Willow was saved on the property and incorporated into the new landscape with the installation of two more Weeping Willows. Serenity and calm achieved.
  1. +
  2. +
  3. +
  4. +
  5. +
  6. +
  7. +
  8. +

EAST HAMPTON

This property had many challenges. The site is on a steep grade with bluffs to the Long Island Sound. 
Along with building codes, development of the landscape called for imaginative alternatives, while not feeling forced. The client wished to recreate the feeling of the gardens and topography they experienced while on Martha's Vineyard. Retaining walls were constructed to accommodate the grade change. The staircases had to be carefully thought through so they did not have an escalator effect. Larger shrubs and medium sizes trees where installed in the gardens at the driveway and parking level. This planting softened the visual of the high grade change and extensive masonry work. The plantings on the bluff side of the property were kept simple, not to detract from the spectacular views of Long Island Sound.
  1. +
  2. +
  3. +
  4. +
  5. +
  6. +
  7. +
  8. +
  9. +
  10. +
CONTACT US!
 Contact us for a consultation about your project today
Full Name
Phone
Email
Submit
Manage Services