By JMR Landscaping

Our firm was delighted to restore a charming 20-acre farmstead in the heart of the north shore. First commissioned as a simple buckthorn extermination project, it quickly evolved into a restoration of a historic farmstead. The project was divided into phases including front driveway entry, parking court, foundation plantings, the ‘Green House Garden’ and overall landscape. Maintaining the integrity of the old farm aesthetic guided our design process seen in the detailing of the various hardscape elements and plant material selection. Native plantings were used to soften and complement the architecture, celebrating its roots. The team faced many unexpected challenges inherited from the site's past, especially drain tiles. Every phase of the project was carefully designed and executed with precision to complete the farmstead vision of Shagbark.