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On the Down the Garden Path Radio Show and Podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens, and landscapes.

Joanne and Matthew believe it's important and possible to have great gardens that are low maintenance.

Each week, they educate their listeners on how to seasonally manage their gardens and landscapes. Joanne and Matt learn right along with their listeners, from each other, from their research, and from the many guests who join them on their show. 

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Nov 29, 2019

On this week's episode of Down The Garden Path, we’re joined by Patrick DuChene of DuChene Design Solutions to discuss the importance of design in landscape projects.

Patrick is the owner of DuChene Design Solutions, located in Ocean City, Maryland. His company provides landscape design, 3D visualization and consulting for landscape contractors in the design-build industry.

Their 3D design renderings allow landscape designers to provide their clients with realistic views of a project before it has even begun. The renderings easily communicate the design thoughts that went into its creation.

Patrick has over 25 years in the industry and experience managing multi-million-dollar landscape design-build divisions. This has equipped him with the sales, estimating and construction experience necessary to provide a dynamic and design service for his clients.

Tune into this week's podcast to hear Patrick's answers to these questions:

  • What is the importance of design for any sized project?
  • How do you feel about landscapers doing free quotes?
  • What should a homeowner look for in a design?
  • Why do you feel it is important for homeowners to choose a contractor who can provide them with a design?
  • What should a contractor look for in a design?
  • What should homeowners be wary of when interviewing a contractor or landscape designer?

You can find DuChene Design Solutions online at and on Instagram at

Each week on Down the Garden Path, professional landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes. We do our best to bring you interesting, relevant and helpful topics to help you keep your garden as low maintenance as possible.