The Sculpted Earth offers Seattle homeowners innovative landscape design services and bountiful creativity to make the most out of every acre — or eighth of an acre. Under the direction of owner/designer Jordan Hershman, The Sculpted Earth helps its clients to effortlessly achieve their dream landscapes.
There are a variety of factors to consider when planning the landscape design of your home:
Curb Appeal and Resale Value
A professional and well-planned landscape design can dramatically increase the resale value of your home. For a $500,000 property, a 5.5% to 12.5 % increase could add $27,500 to $62,500 to the asking price when it’s time to sell.
The difference between a do-it-yourself (DIY) project and one left in the hands of professionals is the time you have to spend on planning, shopping and installation — and the quality of the work your skills can achieve. The Sculpted Earth’s professional landscape installation team can install your project in a fraction of the time; you relax while we do the heavy lifting.
Jordan will also help you select a landscape design that best fits with the time and resources you have to maintain your property. (see below).
No matter how much undeveloped or under-developed land is on your property, The Sculpted Earth can transform it into a work of natural art. Our landscape designs enhance and celebrate the architectural beauty of your home. Your canvas can be painted with groundcovers, shrubs, trees, stones, water features and lighting designs that serve a wide variety of aesthetic and natural purposes:
Sustainable Landscape Design
Seattle gets drenched three seasons per year and is parched for most of the summer. It is important to have landscape designs and plantings — including annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees — that look spectacular year-round and thrive in our Pacific Northwest climate.
Edible Garden Design
Sure you can go to the farmer’s market to enjoy sustainable, locally sourced fruits and vegetables — or you can go one step further and grow them yourself. If you have the time and the green thumb to invest in tending a garden, the Sculpted Earth can get you going with raised garden beds and helpful advice to make the most of the natural light your yard enjoys.
Natural Stone Walkways, Patios, Retaining Walls and More
The final result might be set in stone, but the design possibilities for the hardscape portion of your landscape design are endless. Professional hardscape design services from The Sculpted Earth can dramatically change the beauty and functionality of your yard.
Extend the living space of your home with a patio by The Sculpted Earth. We can use natural stone, concrete pavers, cut stone or reclaimed materials that enhance the architectural beauty of your home. Your patio can be flat or terraced, straight, curved or round; and integrated with raised flowerbeds or gardens to soften the edges.
From straight concrete walkways and stairs to meandering natural stone paths, The Sculpted Earth can create walkways throughout your property that unite the land and the home into a single artistic vision.
Brick • Stone • Concrete — in exact symmetrical lines or organic designs that follow the natural slopes of the land.
Retaining walls are both functional and beautiful; they prevent erosion, can define the separation of areas, and increase the livable square footage of your outdoor space. Your retaining wall can be made of a tapestry of natural stone, concrete pavers, or brick. Moss, ivy and plants can add a rustic look and soften harsh edges. We can tie into your fenceline to keep your pets in and intruders out.
Waterfalls • Fountains • Koi Ponds • Streams • More!
If you don’t live near a natural pond, waterfall or stream, we’ll build one for you! No matter what your available space and budget, we can create something that elevates the value and beauty of your property.
The Sculpted Earth designs rainwater harvesting and irrigation systems that will catch and store rainwater runoff to irrigate your plants and vegetables later. These rainwater systems help reduce rainwater runoff that flood our cities storm water systems and save you money by using rainwater to water your gardens with.