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Landscape Design Services

John Neville - Landscape Designer

For over 30 years I've had the pleasure of making client's landscape dreams become reality. Managing the Duke Mansion's landscaping and being a Pike Nursery specialist were excellent experiences.  I'm grateful for the opportunity to bring that experience to Barker Brothers clients. I come from a line of educators, so my favorite part of the landscape design process is filling in the blanks for my client with my knowledge and experience.  My clients enthusiasm as that vision becomes reality is definitely the most rewarding part of the job!

John Neville - Landscape Designer

Q & A with Barker Brothers Landscape Designer

What's the biggest mistake you see in regard to landscape design?

I often see DIYer’s overcrowding their beds with plants.  Too many plants always leads to malnutrition and a wasted investment.  I also routinely see improper plant locations, different plants have different growth habits so where you place them is critical.

Can you give a brief overview, from start to finish, of a landscaping project?

Sure!  The first action I take for a landscape design client is to walk the property with them.  I want to get an idea of what their vision is, as well as hear any concerns they have for the project.  If this is a large project, and a plan is needed, I head to drawing table and get to work on a design.  Once the design is completed, the client and I meet to review the design as well as a work proposal.  Photos of any plants or hardscaping used in the design are reviewed, and the plan is signed off on.  I then schedule the installation with the client and oversee the project install.

Why should someone want to work with Barker Brothers for their landscaping project?

From start to finish, Barker Brothers is committed to an excellent customer experience.  Our landscaping crew is second to none too!  Their attention to detail, and thoroughness make overseeing these installations a very enjoyable process for both the client, and me!

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