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Why Johnson’s for Landscape Design?
Johnson’s Landscaping relies on repeat business. If we didn’t wow our clients with our landscape design, we couldn’t keep going for generations.
‘Beautiful Work Done by Johnson’s’
“This is the second major project we’ve hired Johnson’s to complete on our property. The designer listened to our concerns and developed a plan that fit our needs. The installation of our new landscaping was done professionally. The crew was great and left our yard in perfect condition. We have gotten so many compliments from our neighbors on the beautiful work done by Johnson’s. We can’t wait to see it in full bloom in Spring!”
– Hope. S.
Landscaping Design Services That Wow Our Clients
Does your garden need a facelift? Does your home lack curb appeal? Do you wish you had a relaxing koi pond to come home to every day? If so, you need landscape design experts to spruce up your space. Our design team has over a century of experience! They can create a unique vista that catches the eye of everyone.
Gorgeous Garden Design
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear “landscape design”? Planting. It’s our first priority, too! Your plants define your landscape.
And your most important plants are the ones that fill your gardens. They set the tone for your landscape design. Plus, you’ll spend most of your gardening time with those plants. These decisions are critical.
Planting Flower Gardens
Often, our teams plant flowers as a first step for hobbyists. We kickstart a flower garden so that you can keep it looking great. You can enjoy caring for your blooming bounty without painstakingly researching soils and varieties and geographic limitations. Your hobby garden will start on the right foot.
Our landscape designers can talk with you about your garden goals and the environment the garden will live in. We consider available sunlight, rainfall, soil composition and more as we design your garden.
We also frequently plant no-maintenance landscaping. You may want a great look that you don’t have to fuss with.
We get that. You work hard. If you hate gardening, why spend your precious free time gardening?
We can build beautiful gardens that you won’t have to spend a second maintaining. Lots of ground cover, small trees, or even dry creek beds can cut down on your weeding and mowing. We have the expertise to know how.
You’ll have stunning curb appeal and more time with family and friends.
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“the process was so easy!”
“Matt and his team renovated our DC rowhouse. Not only was the product absolutely stunning, the process was so easy! They turned a dirty concrete jagged slab into a mini wonderland for our kids. We have dealt with many contractors before and this was by far the simplest process, from the planning to the execution, everything was on time (Shocking in the contractor world!) and the product was amazing. Renovating a rowhouse in DC is not uncomplicated, they had to customize the beautiful fence around trees existing on our property lines. The result is our own mini oasis in the city! We are so happy not only with the result but the fact that the process was streamlined and simple for us.”
The Landscape Design Complete Package
For clients who want to take another step up in service, we can plant trees, gardens, hedges, topiaries — the whole nine yards. We take our projects to another level because we offer excellent, affordable maintenance plans.
So, think outside the box. Our gardeners will do everything possible to make your garden vision a reality.
Working With Limitations
We all wish we had more space. But in Northwest DC and Montgomery County, we don’t always have that luxury. Our landscape design team can make small spaces seem like luxurious expanses.
We also know how to account for drainage. Water management is critical in our area. Our entire design team is highly trained. We have that standard because landscaping designed poorly can do serious damage. Flooding can ruin your gardens. Standing water can attract disease-carrying insects. Poor drainage can even ruin your foundation. Our well-trained experts will protect you from these potential disasters.
Unwind With A Water Feature
A fountain, waterfall, or koi pond makes your landscaping stand out. These bold features give your yard an obvious focal point to build around. You’ll love relaxing next to the running water or feeding your koi.
When you think of water features, you should think of home value. The water features we design are beloved parts of the yard that potential buyers can’t stop talking about.
Our water features experts can design a range of possibilities. We can design grand fountains or tiny birdbaths. Either way, you get impeccable value, quality, and customer service.
Looking for an emphatic centerpiece for your yard? A waterfall makes a statement. Even a small waterfall brings that soothing sound of water hitting the water.
A waterfall expands your outdoor living space. You get a more useable backyard for your buck.
Typically, designers use natural slopes to create the waterfall, but we can also build berms for clients with flat yards. All you need is space for water to cascade down, a pond to hold it and a pump to send water back to the top.
Waterfalls need little to no maintenance. Bacteria won’t grow because the water recirculates. And the water needed to fill the pond is just about all the water required, for good.
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“Keeping the Water Away from the House, as Promised”
“Johnson’s was incredibly professional. The designer explained everything that needed to be done, came to the work site to make sure it was done right, and checked in after it was done. Our new dry creek and rain garden are keeping the water away from the house, as promised.”
Fountains can play a number of roles. Their strength lies in their versatility. We can build them in various materials, styles, and sizes. No matter your landscaping, you can have a fountain that blends in.
Our clients usually want spouting fountains. Water pumps from a reservoir below out a spout higher up. It’s a classic for a reason, and it’s hard to go wrong with a spouting fountain.
We also build drip fountains, where water cascades through the feature. These give a more natural look, like a stream trickling through rocks. If you want to make that look even more natural, we can hide the reservoir. Pondless fountains usually sport a base of permeable rocks that cover the reservoir.
Dry Creek Beds
Do you have drainage problems? Would you like to fill your yard with no-maintenance features that keep the weeds at bay? You may want to ask your landscape designer about a dry creek bed.
Dry creek beds hide function under wonderful form. In function, they’re like French drains. They zip water away from areas where your drainage isn’t cutting it.
In form, they give your yard naturalism that’s hard to match. On the surface, they look like a stream has cut through your yard deposited gravel and rocks. Instead of the artificiality of a drain, you get a feature that looks like it’s always been there. Dry creek beds blend so naturally that guests probably won’t even notice them.
Extra Design Features
We love to customize gardens. If you have a special request, please don’t hesitate to ask. Our landscape designers want each project to be a unique expression of the client’s vision. Creative requests help make that happen.
We relish a challenge. If you have an out-there idea that you’ve been thinking about for years but always thought it couldn’t happen, let us know. You’d be surprised what we can make happen.
If you want a low-maintenance feature that will look great all year, consider a rock garden. Alpine plants require no extra watering. Rock gardens are favorites in harsh climates like deserts.
Rock gardens use combinations of flowering plants and fall foliage, so it will look great all the time. They also make your yard feel larger by emphasizing the open spaces rather than hemming things in with large plants.
These distinctive features add much-needed variety to any backyard. Ask us about them today!
Exterior Lighting Design
Lights outdoors can add flair to your gardens by highlighting certain areas with spotlights. These naturally draw guests to the focal points you want to feature. You can also create ambiance with diffuse, warm lighting. Lighting can be that final touch to tie a landscape together.
Lighting is a critical component of landscape design because it’s one of the few times we can completely control how a visitor sees a space. In the dark, the lighting forces the eye.