Case Study: Countersett Court Landscape Renovation

Countersett Court Landscape Renovation with Native Plants


The Countersett project attempts to change the 50-year-old landscape of one of the neighborhood courtyards at Kendal at Longwood into a model for our larger community in its second 50 years.

Objective: The Countersett Court neighbors developed six objectives for this landscape renovation project:

  • To remove all turf grass
  • To plant a native garden
  • To create accessible community gathering and transiting spaces in and across the courtyard
  • To use low maintenance plantings in terms of both upkeep and watering
  • To reduce surface water runoff and protect the aquifer
  • To screen parking areas