Haven on Earth

Our landscapes offer the opportunity to serve as a refuge for our clients – restoring their energy and bringing them peace and quality of life. It starts with a landscape designer who listens to your individual needs and crafts a carful, thoughtful design.

Just a Backyard?

Seems a shame to call it just a “backyard,” doesn’t it? Instead a landscape should be an extension of the home offering opportunities for entertainment, play and relaxation. To find more examples of landscapes…

About Us

 

LandCrafters of New Berlin and Wauwatosa offers the best value in landscaping, brick and stone masonry, tree planting, and all outdoor landscape design and installation for the Milwaukee Metropolitan area, as well as the surrounding counties of Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, and Racine.

AWARDS

Constant Comment Colonial

After a disappointing remodel attempt, the clients of this Wauwatosa colonial shifted focus to the neglected outdoor spaces. They wanted a design that would support the architecture, work with a future remodel and create a welcoming terrace within the landscape. The patio radiates from the bay window and ties the shape to the home’s symmetry. A new stoop creates a welcoming entrance and strong planting design gives the home context. Friends, neighbors and friends not-yet-known are now welcomed into the new gathering space. The beauty of the home and landscape is a source of constant comment.

This project was rewarded with 2 Gold awards from 2019 Milwaukee NARI and 2020 Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association!

Eastside Tutor

The original landscape functioned poorly and did not reflect the home’s considerable style. A new walkway now leads to an enlarged masonry front porch. A new pillar with integral lighting and path lights better direct visitors to the door. A new Eden cut stone wall elevates the front yard for exuberant plantings. On the south side a large, Tudor-style pergola with integral LED Lighting, shades the home and new entertainment space. Our clients feel this is the best remodeling they have ever done and the judges agree.

In 2020, this project culminated with receiving a Gold Award form the National Association of Landscape Professionals. 1 Gold award from the 2018 Milwaukee NARI and the highest honor from the 2019 Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association – Judges’ Choice and another Gold award for Residential Landscape Design and Construction! 

TESTIMONIALS

What People Are Saying

Sustainable (Green) Landscaping

Green and sustainable are often used interchangeably, but they are actually different. The EPA defines sustainability as the “Creating and maintaining of conditions under which human and nature exist in harmony, that permit the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.

Rain Water Collection Systems

These take rain gardens a step further – capturing water from rooftops and storing it for use either for a water feature or irrigation. An example most people are familiar with is a rain barrel capturing water from a single downspout for use watering a garden. However, this captures a minimal amount and often is not the most visually pleasing.

Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are useful solutions in the landscape – they filter and slow down rain water pouring off roofs, across lawns and paving. Rain gardens capture the water temporarily in a basin where it percolates into the ground, recharging depleted groundwater. It also traps residues like fertilizers so that they do not pollute our lakes and streams. But most of all through thoughtful design and plant selection – they are beautiful!

LED Lighting

Many of our clients want lighting for their landscape both for aesthetic reasons as well as safety. LED lighting provides ambient lighting at a 75 percent reduction in energy use as compared to conventional low voltage, halogen bulbs but with far longer lasting bulbs and fixtures.

PERMEABLE PAVING

Permeable paving functions as does a rain garden allowing water to infiltrate through the gaps in the brick pavers and into the ground, recharging depleted groundwater. Some systems have the ability to take in rainfall up to 11 inches per hour without shedding on the surface.

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