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On Monday night we were able to meet with a lot of homeowners and businesses from the soon to be city of Peachtree Corners. The event was held by the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association. The goal of the night was encouraging and educating folks to get outside and improve their curb appeal with landscape design. It was a perfect fit for us.

It was a fun night. Mickey Gazaway from Pike Nursery was there. She talked for about 30 minutes about some specific flower and plant strategies. She is a plant professional associate with Pike and encouraged all to “Kick it up a Notch” when considering plants in your landscape.

We got the opportunity to talk to several folks about the differences between Big Green Egg and Traeger smokers. We also got to show off the STIHL KombiSystem which is perfect for home owners who want more versatile power equipment that is better than they can get at Home Depot or Lowes.

In fact, the night really was a win for small business. It was well represented by local businesses in the area.

  • Gardens by Design was there. They provide personalized landscape design and consultation services to homeowners and landscape contractors in the northern Atlanta area.  They assist in making decisions about landscapes, hardscapes, structures and even exterior paint color. Their expertise is in plant selection and space planning to create well-designed outdoor spaces to fit your lifestyle and budget.
  • Bentley’s Nursery has been serving the area nearly as long as we have. For 40 years Bentley’s has been providing hardscape supplies, great customer service and expert advice about landscape and hardscape needs. They are open to the public. If you’ve never stopped by their location on Medlock Bridge in Norcross, you should.
  • Wild Bird Centers of Norcross is located in the Forum in Peachtree Corners. Bill and Linda Blomgren have lived in the Norcross and Duluth area for many years. They are passionate about birds and love to share the experience with others. Sometimes we need to just need to stop the running around and relax and listen to the birds. It can be a big stress relief.
  • Sonny’s Outdoor Works are actually one of our commercial landscape customers. He comes into our Doraville store a lot. They specialize in Lawn Care / Landscaping and Custom Landscape Lighting in Norcross and Duluth. They have done some great work with ponds & waterfalls, hardscape design, walls, stonework, and drainage. Contact Sonny for a free estimate on any needs that you may have.
  • Xteriors Landscapes from Lawrenceville was there. They also do beautiful landscape work. They listen to their customer to take dreams to reality. They do both residential and commercial work and can create a design and maintenance plan to meet  either of those needs. Xteriors also provides Holiday Light design and installation. They can provide roofline lighting, tree and shrub lighting, garland and lighted wreaths, and much more.
  • Higgins Design Group is a custom landscape company based in Berkley Lake. They do amazing stone environments with water features. Brian Higgins is an Atlanta native and has over 20 years of experience creating breathtaking yet practical environments.
  • Leslie Marcinek of The Garden Goddess was there. They provide design, installation and affordable lawn care service in the metro Atlanta area. They can do annual lawn maintenance, tree and shrub pruning & trimming, flower bed and garden design, irrigation and more.
  • Pavescapes of Norcross provides paver design and installation to the area. They have over 25 years of experience in an industry in which you really need that knowledge and experience. Interlocking paving design and installation is becoming more and more desired as an element of landscape design. Just another local company that you should support if you ever want to add segmental pavement to your landscape.
  • Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to chat very much with Patricia Merson. I do know that she is a local Landscape Architect who lives in Peachtree Corners. I am sure that she is talented and would be very interested in helping you out with any landscape design needs.
I don’t think that I left anyone out. It was a good night to bump into folks from the Gwinnett County Library system as well. We often forget that the library is a resource to a vast world of knowledge. Speaking of resources, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension was there as well. If you have a garden/plant question or need your soil tested, they are the place to go to.