Linda J. Novy & Associates produces creative and elegant solutions and practical implementation guidelines for residential and commercial landscapes. We recognize that landscapes are dynamic systems which require an adaptive management approach. Specific site issues call for customized plans and solutions. Good water and soil management, proper horticultural care of trees, shrubs, and ground cover, and selection of attractive and long lasting color rotations are the foundation of any landscape.
Landscapes cycle through various stages:
New landscapes. Newly created landscapes require special care to properly establish the plants and ensure that irrigation and drainage systems are working as designed. A focus on the correct maintenance program is paramount. We assist property owners and managers in developing specifications and choosing the right maintenance team. Communication with the landscape architect or designer ensures proper implementation of the design vision.
Mid-term landscapes. Landscapes and irrigation systems which are 10-15 years old may have areas which no longer meet the owner’s needs or which have simply failed. A mid-term review of the property’s systems may include: irrigation and drainage, arborist program, soil management, pest management, and maintenance company services. Design enhancements and adjustments to maintenance specifications can re-set the landscape on an improved course.
Mature landscapes. These are landscapes which have reached or passed their functional life span and are in decline. Renovation of plants and infrastructure can extend the life cycle of the landscape, but planning for landscape rehabilitation is required as a long-term strategy.