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ark Nash, owner, founder, and chief creative officer of Nash Patio & Garden, has an enviable career and business. As a gifted landscape designer providing many upscale homes in El Paso and Southern New Mexico with beautiful outdoor environments, Mark’s business allows for complete creativity. “Each property is a blank or partial canvas,” Mark says. “I evaluate the existing outdoor space, the customer’s priorities, and the shade and sun exposure to determine placement of trees, shrubbery, water features, pergolas, and blooming plants.” Working within the natural beauty of the environment, Mark creates visuals that are pleasing to the eye and soul—in all four seasons. “We are fortunate to have the opportunity to utilize our outdoor living spaces virtually year-round,” emphasizes Mark, whose designs have been recognized in national publications. In most cases he is tasked with designing outdoor living areas to allow for swimming pools and spas, pergolas, water features, outside eating and cooking areas, plus nighttime fire features and accent lighting. Mark started working for a landscaper in Seattle over 30 years ago and recognized his passion for landscape design almost immediately. Today his clients here in the Southwest enjoy the benefits of his experience in providing special design plans. Mark still likes to start a project with simple hand sketches, but these days he also has the ability to prepare 3-D design plans for complete outdoor living projects so that homeowners can have a better idea of the design outcome. When feasible, Mark’s designs include water features such as swimming pools and spas, waterfalls, streams, bubbling boulders, and koi ponds. He even raises his own koi to supply his customers.
Custom evening lighting is incorporated in most design plans to enhance the evening atmosphere. The company also sources old pottery, statuaries, doors, and gates to include in the custom design. After 30-plus years in the business Mark has developed a wide variety of resources for surface stone, plants, and fire pit and fireplace materials. Nash Patio & Garden’s long-standing field staff provides proper installation of blooming plants, and for busy clients a complete weekly maintenance service is available to keep their shrubbery, trees, and flowering plants healthy. An arborist and a licensed irrigator are on staff to monitor and support trees, shrubbery, and plants. Nash Patio & Garden’s work may bring immediate transformation to an outdoor space, but the goal, says Mark, is long-term enhancement. “It is very satisfying to see the joy a beautiful outdoor living area brings to my customers—not just upon completion, but every day thereafter.” A custom pergola and fire table designed by Nash Patio & Garden.
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S U C A S A W I N T E R 2018