If you have the privilege of owning or caring for an historic property, then you no doubt go to great lengths to preserve the historical accuracy of the property. There are several methods a professional landscape company uses to preserve and conserve historic landscapes. We work with you to find plants that reflect the history of your property, protect and care for existing historical plants and structures, and plan out the future of your property. Here are a few ways that historic landscapes are cared for.
Conserving the Legacy of Historic Landscapes
Last Arbor Day, the White House horticulturalist Darren DeStefano spent the day planting American chestnut trees on the White House property. The American chestnut tree was chosen because it played an integral role in history, providing wood for homes in Victorian America and providing food for sustaining natural wildlife. When the Asian chestnut tree was introduced to America, it introduced an airborne fungus to the American chestnut tree that drastically reduced the population of trees. DeStefano’s efforts were not only historical but also helped to encourage the growth and conservation of an endangered tree.
When we work with your property, we find varieties of shrubs, trees, and flowers that perfectly suit the history of your property. The vegetation we install can accurately reflect the vegetation that has traditionally grown on your property, thereby bringing history front and center.
Preserving What is Already Planted
Before making any new designs, it’s important to consider the existing landscape. There may be elements that you want to add that are incompatible with elements that already exist. Every landscape has its own functioning ecosystem. A professional landscaper can tell you what can be removed and what can stay. Our landscapers also know how to work delicately with an old, historical property. For instance, if you need to have a tree pruned, it’s beneficial to avoid using heavy machinery whenever possible. Heavy machinery can compact soil that has taken decades to become exactly suited to the area. Once compacted, the soil cannot be un-compacted. The weight of the compacted soil can crush sensitive roots, damaging a potentially old and historical tree or shrub. That’s why we use our knowledge of historical properties and landscaping finesse to preserve the existing land on historic landscapes.
Get in Touch With Pinehurst Landscape Company
At Pinehurst Landscape Company, we value the craftsmanship of artisan stonework and custom garden design. With over 50 years of experience in landscape design, we’ve learned how to tread the delicate balance between functional and stylish Our award-winning garden designers are committed to working one-on-one with you to create a comprehensive design that thoughtfully attends to your personal needs and individual tastes. Contact us to schedule a consultation today! If you like our work, consider following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin, and Google+.