A Summer Oasis – From Beginning To End

Well it’s official, summer has finally come to an end! Wanted to share with anybody a project that started from a very raw beginning and turned into a great summer oasis. If you’re having trouble visualizing what you can do with your landscape, call Unique at 404-691-9310. Let us bring your landscape to life. … [Read more...]

Freshening up an old landscape project

This landscape renovation project started in 2008 with a total hardscape renovation of the front landscape. After the hardscape project was completed Unique came back in and landscape to accent the architectural of the home and the new sidewalk area. Over the years the landscape has matured and this spring we went back and did little bit of touchup of the original project to further extend the … [Read more...]

Combinations and colors for year-round interest

With all this rain we’ve had the last couple of days, it’s amazing how our landscapes can come back to life. A textured, colorful landscape installation Plan for a year-round landscape with a combination of ingredients   This colorful landscape installation is a combination of perennials, annuals, conifers and flowering shrubs. Balancing structure, color and … [Read more...]

Add a pop to your landscape with these dependable perennials

If you have full sun in your garden here are some great perennials and ornamental grass to brighten up the landscape and some. We incorporated these perennials in with the spring seasonal color for the entryway of this subdivision which added a further layer of summer color. Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia f. Goldstum) Summer Perennials Russian Sage (Perovskia … [Read more...]

Irrigation Tips For This Hot, Dry Summer

The weather is heating up quickly here in the Atlanta, and it appears that we are going to be in for a very hot and dry summer. My gardening friend Walter Reeve has put together some great tips on how to manage your irrigation and be compliant with local regulations as far as watering. He has included links to the most up to-date drought and watering rules for the state of Georgia, which state … [Read more...]

Is there a perfect plant for your landscape?

Well there’s never perfect plant but at Unique Environmental, we think that the Distylium shrub is almost there. Distylium is an evergreen shrub that offers three varieties - Distylium Vintage Jade, which is the low-growing variety, Blue Cascade is mid-sized and Emerald Heights is the tallest. When you are planning your landscape, you need a canvas to get started, and Distylium serves as a … [Read more...]

Your landscape will not last forever

Before After Many homeowners believe once they complete an installation project, they will never have to do any more planting again. The truth is, even the best designed and installed landscape will need tweaking as it ages, and as the horticultural plant life cycle comes to an end. A well-designed landscape can typically grow and mature for about five to seven years before things need … [Read more...]

Maximizing Unusable Space

A before and after gallery of our project Before: View of existing deck before renovation. Note the stair location in the closed in under deck space. After 1: View of relocated step in staircase and updated deck work. Pivoting the steps out opened up the space below After 2: View of expanded open entertainment space under the deck. Rotating the staircase out allowed for a better overall patio … [Read more...]

Creativity Meets Water Management

A before and after gallery of our project Before: Backyard area as pool contractor finishes up before landscape work begins. After: View of backyard area after stone sidewalk and landscape is completed. Note the garden gnome that was a gift by a good friend that was incorporated into the landscape. Even garden gnomes have a sense of humor! Before After Before: View of backyard … [Read more...]

Refreshing an Old Landscape

A before and after gallery of our project Before: View of sinking front step that was replaced with a curved radius step. After: View of new paver sidewalk with circular paver pattern which is a focal point and replaced front step. Before After Before: View of existing crumbling and heaving sidewalk and tired and unbalanced landscape plantings. After 1: Same view of new paver sidewalk … [Read more...]

Fire Pits and Fireplaces

An amazing set of outdoor fireplaces and fire pits … [Read more...]

‘Best in Show’ Winners

Two decades of Southeastern Flower Show and Atlanta Home Show Unique Environmental Landscapes took the top award for medium size booths at the Atlanta Home & Garden Show held at the Cobb Galleria March 20-22, 2015. Unique's eye-catching garden was a popular spot all three days of the show, attracting the attention of landscape design/install seeking residential patrons. Highlights of the … [Read more...]