Introduction: (Please note: I only do landscape design—not landscape maintenance or installation.)
Mike Duckworth received a Home Horticulture certificate after passing the training for the South Carolina Master Gardener Program through Clemson University Extension in Charleston. He combines a former career as a professional classical musician together with decades of graphic and interior design experience to bring harmony, rhythm, form, melody, texture, and quietude to his landscape designs. He is equally comfortable creating both traditional and modern outdoor spaces for residential and commercial clients throughout the greater Charleston area, with an emphasis on using South Carolina native plants.
Mike Duckworth Landscape Design (MDLD) actively fosters a friendly collaboration with you, the vendors, architectural review boards (if applicable), the city, and the installer throughout the design and installation process—and beyond. MDLD ensures that your specific needs, preferences, and overall vision will come together to create the ideal garden spaces that you, your family, and your friends can enjoy for many years to come.
I will do whatever it takes to make you 100% happy!
Working hands-on with the home or business owner and the contractor throughout the design and installation process, I will ensure a friendly working relationship in which your specific needs and overall design come together to create your dream garden spaces. I meet with the client to find out what their landscape design needs are, what type of plants they like/dislike, and which existing plants to keep/remove/relocate. I take photos of the property and measure all areas. The next stage is to present 2-3 concept ideas to the client. Based on what the client liked and did not like in those concepts, I create a final design, with 1-2 rounds of further changes. I then bid the design out to landscape installation companies, and oversee the installation process.
AFFILIATIONS & LICENSES
– Licensed business in Charleston SC.
– Charleston Horticultural Society, member and volunteer
– South Carolina Native Plant Society, member