In the 1970’s we were taught any type of landscape could be used for any project. Now we give more thought to enhancing the eco-system you already have. Just by observing the plant communities in the natural environment we can build your unique landscape.
For example, is your site dry and rocky or shady and moist? Is the terrain steep and difficult? With the shallow soils of Muskoka any plants that have established themselves should be viewed as assets to your property.
We begin your site visit observing what existing plants grow where and why. Specifically the anchor native trees, large shrubs and smaller “understorey” woody shrubs and herbaceous plants. Northway Gardeners utilizes what you already have.
“Old fashioned” plants such as lilacs, shrub roses, hydrangea, junipers and yew all still have a place in the Muskoka landscape.
Our boxes, planters and baskets are customized for each clients taste.
We prefer to use annuals as accents rather than mass plantings in flower beds.