Haven on Earth
Just a Backyard?
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.
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This project was rewarded with 2 Gold awards from 2019 Milwaukee NARI and 2020 Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association!
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!
What People Are Saying
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.
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 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!
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 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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