Waterstone on Lake Butler

Project Overview

Waterstone is an exclusive 24/7 manned gated community located in the heart of Central Florida. With 120 single-family homes spanning 128 acres, this private residential development required luxurious yet sustainable landscaping that complemented the upscale aesthetic. Our goal was to cultivate an environment that blended privacy with a cohesive community feel.


Design Process

After consulting with the Waterstone Community Association, we carefully analyzed the layout, architecture, and existing vegetation. Preserving mature oak trees was a priority. We conceptualized tailored front lawns with ornamental tree and floral focal points surrounded by sweeping oak-lined streets and lush greenspaces. Plant selections focused on heat-tolerant Florida natives requiring minimal irrigation.


Installation & Construction

Site preparation included protecting heritage oaks and grading for proper drainage. We installed paver walkways and designed stormwater management areas planted with rain gardens. Focal point plantings were customized for each home's front entry using expertly pruned shrubs and trees to establish a sense of individuality within an overarching uniform aesthetic.

The finished Landscape

The highlight of Waterstone's grounds is the magnificent arched stone bridge entryway draped with trailing vines. Lush shrubs and ornamental gardens soften hardscapes while mature trees provide shaded walkways. Each residence enjoys semi-private frontage with layers of plant life creating a lush yet tailored feel. The overall effect blends seamlessly with the community's upscale Olde Florida ambiance.

Our comprehensive maintenance plan includes eco-friendly irrigation management, pruning, integrated pest management, seasonal flower rotations, and close monitoring of plant health. The Waterstone grounds have become a point of pride, with the natural surroundings proving key to resident satisfaction and property values. The community has garnered awards for its beautiful, sustainable landscaping.

From our initial consultation, we were extremely impressed with the attention to detail and thoughtfulness that went into designing Waterstone’s landscaping. Their team took great care to understand our need for a cohesive, luxurious aesthetic that emphasizes privacy while still fostering a true sense of community.

The final result is even more stunning than we imagined. The magnificent stone entry with lush trees sets the tone for the incredible grounds surrounding our homes. Mature oak trees were preserved and complemented by meticulously planned shrubs, ornamental trees, and gardens customized for each residence. We feel like we live in our own private botanical oasis.

Not only is the landscaping gorgeous, but it’s also sustainable thanks to their focus on native, drought-tolerant plants and eco-friendly maintenance practices. The gorgeous blooming bulbs and florals they rotate through are just an added delight.

Our residents take immense pride in our community’s natural surroundings. The landscaping is a key reason Waterstone has become such a coveted place to live. We’re thrilled with the results and can't recommend this talented team enough for achieving our vision and enhancing our property values.

—Jessica Martin

Waterstone Community Association President

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