The Schlador family knew they had something special in their back garden. The only problem was, they couldn’t see it for the trees…and shrubs…and other over-grown materials. Garden Mentors® created a new vision for their space and helped them understand how to prune, transplant and even remove some plants to make room for a more functional space for their family. Keeping the forest-like space intact, we integrated a new patio for the entire family, a small lawn for their dog and daughter, and someday a playhouse may emerge under the canopy of the forest. Today, birds bathe in a new natural dish stone and forage in the mixed interest understory plantings.