- Custom landscape design for parks and public and private gardens.

A project consists of more than just conceptual work through rules, drawings, and calculations. Before the project comes the "spirit of the place", that peculiar atmosphere that makes one place so special in the eyes of a visitor; to discover and interpret it you need to know how to listen, observe, and understand. Designing a garden is about emotion, atmosphere, a sense of contemplation, bound at the same time to the surrounding environment. The correct choice of plants is just as important for communicating the meaning of the place and for the duration in time of the garden.

- Agronomic and phytosanitary consultancy based on integrated low environmental impact methods and respect for people and the environment.

 The utilization of phytosanitary products (e.g. pesticides) for the protection of plants attracts a great deal of public scrutiy nowadays, because of the associated risks for human health and the environment in general. Particularly in a garden, the continuous or inappropriate utilization of phytosanitary products entails a high degree of risk, since it is often frequented by children or animals. It is possible, however, to manage the problem by reducing the utilization of chemical products and by the integration of low impact agronomic methods.

- Coordination and annual agronomic technical support to gardeners' work.

 (Management of phytosanitary issues, lawns, pruning, fertilization, irrigation, etc.).

"The garden is in the gardener” (Gilles Clément 2012). At the delivery of a project, an architect can consider the house as finished. The open space designer knows at delivery time that the garden is just at the beginning. A garden is a fragile and living object. A park which is not tended season after season by the constant hand of men is condemned to die. Bringing it back to its splendor would require huge efforts, in economic as well as physical terms. To avoid late intervention or undesired results, it is advisable to rely on daily expert care for optimum management of maintenance. Entrusting care to a clinical and expert eye will allow the state of health of the garden to be kept at an optimal level, thus obtaining good results for a low cost. For example, failure to perform correct maintenance work on a lawn or utilizing resources in an irrational and sometimes excessive way will lead to a situation where any sort of intervention will be futile, thus forcing lawn reconstruction and causing an avoidable increase of the costs.

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