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I often sit on my porch and watch the cars drive very slowly round three sides of my yard. Then there are the amateur photographers who want to take pictures, and the people who stop to admire or wonder what a plant is as I work in the yard. That is where Judy Nauseef comes in. I planted my first plant in 2001, not knowing a thing about plants or design. By 2003 I knew I needed help. Judy designed plantings for a corner bed subject to all kinds of design constraints. It turned out beautiful, easy to maintain, and free of rabbit damage or the need for watering.
I've learned so much since then working with Judy. She'll design a garden, or walk about with me for an hour offering advice and suggestions. I'll try some on my own, and she'll help me correct the problems. Above all, she puts up with my gardening whims and fancies! And the result? One of the comments I frequently hear from those passers-by is, "I have loved watching you reclaim one area of the yard after another."
Judy helped me tremendously in choosing and placing plants in my new raised beds. All gardens are a constant work in progress, but with Judy’s advice I got the effect I wanted years earlier than I would have doing it on my own. I also appreciated that Judy was available for advice after the plan was completed.
We enjoyed working with Judy who was very knowledgeable, creative and responsive to our needs in designing a landscaping plan for our property. She was also conscientious about making sure the design was correctly executed by the landscapers, and followed up with us after the plants had been placed to ensure that the plants were healthy and that we knew how to care for them. We are very happy with the results.
Working with Judy is so simple. She has the uncanny ability to visualize the colors, depth and shadows needed to create a place of serenity. Gazing at the gardens she has completed for us provides a nonverbal experience that makes me feel at peace
All I knew when I came to Judy was that I wanted to create a "low maintenance" prairie garden that contained exclusively native plants on a bank in my backyard. And oh, by the way it had to be deer proof. She transformed these thoughts into a garden that is artistic, diverse, colorful and full of surprises in all seasons. At each step in the process, she was a joy to work with.
Judy Nauseef is both knowledgeable and responsive. After we lost 5 diseased pine trees in our front yard, that had protected many shade plants which then succumbed to the direct sunlight, we needed a major landscape revision. Judy worked with us to design and implement a plan that incorporated our favorite colors, that blooms sequentially throughout the spring and well into fall, and that is not too onerous to maintain given our busy work and travel schedules. Even plants I was not initially thrilled about, I came to enjoy as they flowered in the broader scheme of the yard. She continues to provide landscape support and update the plan as needed and desired.
We struggled for years to bring color to a shady backyard. Not only did Judy find the right mix of plantings to liven up the landscape, she brought "interest" to the area with the addition of a small patio, stone path, trellis and new beds that took advantage of areas in the yard with sun. It was such a pleasure to work with Judy from the start of the project to the end result. She was very responsive and had creative solutions to issues that came up. We couldn’t be happier and love sitting on the patio looking at all the color and life that Judy has brought to our yard!