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Bret Achtenhagen’s Seasonal Services was honored and excited to provide all of the landscaping, irrigation and landscape lighting services at this beautiful historic lake country estate. Seasonal Services also is currently providing the landscape management services for this lavish property. The project took approximately five months to complete and required a mandatory completion deadline. Before our contract was even awarded, a tour had already been scheduled for the following summer by large groups of members of the Garden Club of America.
Seasonal Services’ crews and project managers handled the installation of thousands of square feet of clay brick paving, thousands of square feet of comprehensive garden preparation, a complex site drainage system, full irrigation system, a vast array of specimen plantings, chipped stone pathways, a sizable crushed stone service drive through a wooded area and incredibly detailed drive court clay paver inlays. We also provided vast woodland ground cover remediation and installed large sweeping lawn areas.
Our landscape management efforts involve frequent lawn care and plant nutrition visits. Additionally, all plant beds are detailed regularly. These beds contain thousands of herbaceous ground cover plants and hundreds of Korean boxwood trimmed to establish formal hedges. Other challenges included caring for a knot garden, espalier fruit trees, large expanses of perennials and shrub roses and two water feature areas. Seasonal Services also performed several tasks involving care of the lake shore frontage – managing the elimination of invasive species and encouraging the re-establishment of desirable sedges and other varieties of plants that are native to the water’s edge.