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Small Front Yard Landscape Design

Small front yards can be challenging to landscape because it is easy to overplant when plant material/trees are small.  What you end up looking at within a couple of years are palm tree trunks and plant material that has been hedged beyond recognition in an attempt to...

LANDSCAPE DESIGN IDEAS

The following photos are of Eileen G Designs recent projects that showcase everything from a summer kitchen add-on to front and back yard renovations.    

Summer Gardening in South Florida

As a landscape designer, I try to learn as much as I can about the place I'm going to be gardening. After 25 years of living and gardening in south FLorida, you'd think I'd know a thing or two about southern gardening. I came to South Florida thinking it would be a...

FLORIDA FLOWERING TREES

Ways to use low height flowering trees in your landscape:   as a focal point near the entry at the corner of the house as a large accent to anchor a garden bed that needs some height several grouped close together as a small "stand" of trees on one side of the  yard...

Planning an Outdoor Kitchen

Why do bad outdoor kitchens happen to good people? It’s a question I ask myself every time I walk around otherwise gorgeous residential landscapes and see poorly planned grill islands, view-obscuring pizza ovens, and homely rows of unnecessary appliances. It’s a...

Backyard Design Testimonial, Palm City, FL

Eileen was terrific to work with.  We were on a tight schedule, so she turned drawings around very quickly, and was willing to work them until they were exactly what we wanted.   She brought in excellent subcontractors, oversaw their work, and held them to a schedule....

Backyard Design, Orlando, Florida

February, 2014 Eileen G Designs did a terrific job helping us to design our dream pool area. Eileen really listened to what we wanted and was able to make recommendations that would enhance our aesthetic. The 3D design rendering was also phenomenal, allowing us to see...

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