Design & Construction

We believe that “form follows function.” We begin all projects by asking questions, and skillfully listen so your needs are provided for first and the aesthetics follow. By taking direction from you, the architectural style of the residence, and the site, we provide a design which compliments and reflects your individual tastes and preferences. We utilize design principles of scale, balance, rhythm, layers, color, textures, and contrasts to orchestrate a project that properly integrates and harmonizes with its surrounding combining innovative and functional custom design solutions with artisan construction and superb horticultural maintenance services. With our InEx-teriors service, we accommodate the fine points which include custom furniture, fabrics, accessories, container pots, lighting and outdoor video and audio. Our design and construction projects include patios and decks, driveways, fences & gates, fireplaces & fire pits, fountains, garden beds, healing gardens, native plant gardens, outdoor kitchens, pergolas, garden structures, ponds, spas and swimming pools, stoops & steps, walkways & paths, and walls.

The end-result is a project that meets and exceeds expectations

and enhances the enjoyment and use of your outdoor living environment.

At Sheldon, we have a four step approach:


We begin by scheduling a meeting at your property to introduce ourselves and ask questions. The key to any successful project is communication. We skillfully listen to your ideas, needs, desires, tastes and preferences. We view the architectural style of your residence and the site, discuss budget and share with you how we orchestrate projects.

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Design and Presentation:

Based on our consultation, we research, study, create and present a preliminary design concept. This design concept presentation is based on what we have learned from you and it is a basic plan. We illustrate our design concept through drawings, photos, and samples of materials we recommend. Once the design concept is agreed upon, our landscape architects develop the master plan which includes the agreed upon specifics and proposed budget.


Upon agreement, we begin managing and directing the work with our experienced teams turning your master design plan into reality. Every plant, stonework, woodwork, pool, water feature, lighting and irrigation component is installed and in its proper location based on established priorities, timeline and budget.


This is the time you and Sheldon have been waiting for, the end-result. Upon completion, we will schedule a walk-through meeting ensuring your new exterior environment meets and exceeds your expectations. The next step is for you to take over. It is time for you to discover, relish and enjoy your newly created outdoor living environment with your family and friends. Our maintenance division will tailor a program to keep your exterior flourishing.

The following services are provided by our landscape design and construction departments:

  • Arbors
  • Bobcat & Backhoe Work
  • Boulder & Block Work
  • Brick
  • Bridges
  • Butterfly Gardens
  • Concrete
  • Decks
  • Drainage Work
  • Driveways
  • Entrance Pillars
  • Evergreens
  • Excavation & Grading
  • Exterior Staging
  • Fences
  • Fire Pits
  • Fireplace
  • Formal Garden design style
  • Fountains
  • Gravel
  • Ground cover
  • Hardscape Installation
  • InEx-terior Design Service
  • Informal and naturalistic garden design style
  • Irrigation
  • Landscape Construction Plans, Details and Documentations
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Landscape Master Plans (which can be implemented in separate phases)
  • Lawn Seeding & Sodding
  • Municipal Building Permit Submittal
  • Natural Stone: bluestone, flagstone, granite, field stone, marble, sandstone
  • Outcropping
  • Outdoor Living Room/Dining Room
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Patios
  • Pavers
  • Pergolas
  • Pillars
  • Pond-less water feature
  • Ponds
  • Prairies
  • Preliminary Landscape Concept Sketches
  • Rain Gardens
  • Retaining & Barrier Walls
  • Retaining Walls
  • Seatwalls
  • Sidewalks
  • Steps
  • Stoops
  • Trees
  • Vegetable and Herb Gardens
  • Walkways
  • Water Falls
  • Woodland/Wood lot management
  • Fruit tree Orchards/Vineyard

“We are extremely pleased with the work and professionalism from start to finish. We took bids from several landscape design firms and really liked the approach Sheldon Landscape took — they listened to us and really created and then executed what we were hoping for. They were extremely hard working, friendly, and on time. Project finished by date promised, and over the last 4 months the landscaping as really grown in nicely. We had guests last weekend who said, “Looks like this landscaping has always been here.” It’s really beautiful and we highly recommend Sheldon Landscape!”


Satisfied Sheldon Landscape Client