Nothing softens the hard edges and straight lines of stone and block like a well-designed planting. Adding living plant material to non-living structures brings balance to the landscape. While Rye Beach Landscaping may be well-known for its natural stone wall building and patio construction, our proficiency with designing with plants is sometimes is overlooked. If anything, our “roots” in New Hampshire landscape design go deeper than even our hardscaping services.
The science of successful plantings. More than 20 years ago, the owner, Bennett Holmes, graduated from the University of Vermont back in 1996 with a B.S. in urban forestry, landscape horticulture and a minor in soil science. With this kind of background, you can be sure that plant knowledge is on the forefront of employee training at Rye Beach Landscaping. The landscape installation crew at Rye Beach Landscaping is trained in proper planting and pruning techniques; plant identification as well as plant health care – being able to identify a sick plant and know the cause of it.
Extreme care is taken to prepare the soil to ensure the success of a tree and shrub planting. We use our own composted topsoil in the planting beds and add root stimulant to the planting hole before installing trees and shrubs for our clients.
Locally sourced plants. Whenever possible, our landscape designer will create plants using native plant species. All of our plant material is sourced from local nurseries, whether trees or shrubs or perennials. We are firm believers in supporting the New England economy. Much like our interest in repurposing old granite and stone, our horticultural crew is always on the lookout for mature landscape plants that can be used in another landscape. You might say that our facility in Exeter is an “orphanage for unwanted plants!”
Can we move it? What could be more local than your own yard? Before we bring in the chainsaw, we bring in the shovel. If there are mature plants in your landscape that we feel would survive being moved, we will suggest transplanting it to a location that may be better suited for that plant. All too often, trees and shrubs are put in a location that restricts their ability to spread to their full potential. This is a huge asset for our clients’ landscape. We are never into much of a hurry to try to save a mature plant.
Instant landscape! When you don’t have the luxury of waiting 10 years for a tree or shrub to fill in and began providing shade or privacy, we want you to know that – with Rye Beach Landscaping – you have the option of planting a full-size tree or hedge. We have the equipment to manage most large tree planting projects – even trees up to 20 feet tall! The larger the plant, the more specialized the installation and the greater the risk. Make sure your investment is well protected by hiring Rye Beach Landscaping!