Have you ever noticed how many people don’t pay the same attention to their outside design as they do to their inside design? While attending UTK, I worked in and visited local gardens and noticed many homes beautifully decorated with co-ordinated furniture, carpets, and drapes in harmonious styles and colors, accented with perfectly chosen art and accessories. But all too often I walked outside to a scene of pink-flowering dogwoods, with purple and orange azaleas, bordered with red tulips. There was no color matching, no apparent design, no interesting plants – a complete disconnect from design principles they clearly knew and were interested in.
This was the inspiration for my company name, Exterior Design Service, to suggest to people that they should expect the same quality, good design, and attention to detail outside as they have inside. Over the 35 years we have been in business, we have designed, installed, and maintained gardens that reflect this vision on new sites and also while renovating old gardens. We focus on creating a unique garden customized to each homeowner’s taste, budget, available time for maintenance, etc. After the client’s needs are known, we work out a custom plan to phase in all work most effectively, while staying within the budget.
Along with the full service work, we are starting to install specialty gardens, for people who want a spot garden created without signing up to have the entire property landscaped. We can design herb gardens, rose gardens, Japanese gardens, new perennial borders for year round blooming, tropical spots by swimming pools, or any theme idea you can dream up.
Another new offering is consulting for do-it-yourself gardeners. We are aiming at customers who want professional advice and quidance, but want to do the work themselves. I will personally help you analyze your site, discuss design ideas, advise you on what to remove and what to plant, diagnose sick plants and tell you what to do for them, show you how to prune almost anything, and help you plan a maintenance schedule to keep your garden beautiful year-round, for starters. I can help you plan what to do and show you how to do it. You ask the questions, we’ll answer them and follow up when you need our help.
Call now to plan your dream garden:
Exterior Design Service P.O. Box 10334, Knox., TN 37939
(865) 384-8085, Robert W. Hendricks- Horticulturist
For over 35 years Exterior Design Service has been creating one-of-a-kind gardens of quality workmanship and creative vision.