Tina “Fern” Cook
Shady Grove Landscape Company has specialized in prestigious, custom designed landscaping services in the Greater DeKalb County, Decatur and Atlanta areas since 1997. Competitive pricing, on-staff horticulturists and extensive knowledge and experience in landscape design and installation make Shady Grove one of the most sought-after landscape firms in Atlanta.
With a degrees in Horticulture and a burning desire to beautify the world around me, I joined my husband’s grass cutting business and slowly began contributing to design and installation. I took over running the installation division a few years later and gradually spent more and more of my time creating art with stone, plants and wood.
Over the years, I have enjoyed growing my knowledge base and building relationships with clients, vendors and my family of employees. I hold two Ornamental Horticulture degrees and am erosion control certified. Shady Grove has installed thousands of designs, water features, stone walls, patios, and fire pits. We’ve been recognized by MALTA (Metro Atlanta Landscape & Turf Association) and the Urban Ag Council with the 2009 Award of Distinction & the 2011 Award for Landscape Installation. In 2010-11, we appeared on five episodes of HGTV’s Curb Appeal and were also highlighted on HGTV’s Elbow room in 2012.
Shady Grove’s success has allowed me to remain a small, boutique landscape firm. Almost like another child, I have raised the business to be strong, financially conservative, honest, and true to its word. We are a team of dynamic, creative people and systems that strive to do our best in every situation. In 2017, I moved the business to Decatur after my oldest son lost both of his legs in a train accident. Being closer to friends and doctors was exactly what we needed. We have refocused our business towards our new clientele in Decatur and Atlanta. We now offer a gorgeous 3D designs that include a detailed work order. These designs help clients understand their own landscape potential and allow us to share our knowledge with more who can be helped by it.
The support of our clients, employees, vendors, friends, family and the community continues to push us forward. Shady Grove and I look forward to many more years serving Atlanta with our unique art and love for Outdoor Living.
Tina ‘Fern’ Cook
Shady Grove Landscape Company