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Turning Your Backyard Into A Yoga Oasis

Yoga is an ancient, spiritual practice. Many modern yogis flock to crowded studios to hit their mats. However, this hasn’t been easy to do lately, leading some yoga fanatics to look into home yoga workouts. Yoga is simple to adapt to a home workout regimen. It requires very few props besides a mat or, in some instances, a couple of blocks.  However, imagine having your very own garden yoga getaway. That image poses the question: Why practice inside, between four walls, when you can take your practice to a place of calm, to be united with nature, just like the

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Food and Function: 5 Benefits of Planting Fruiting Trees

Going apple picking with friends and family during autumn is a favorite pastime for many people. Picking your own fresh and healthy fruit is rewarding and fun. Have you considered planting fruit trees in your yard so that you can experience the same apple orchard fun at home? Many people don’t realize that they can grow fruit-bearing trees on their property or assume that the climate they live in wouldn’t be conducive to growing fruit trees. However, many different fruit trees can thrive in all sorts of environments. Could a fruit tree be the missing piece to your unique garden

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How To Get Outdoor Lighting Right In Any Landscape

DIY or Do-It-Yourself is a concept whose origins go way back before HGTV or Etsy. Professional help was hard to come by, so we recruited skilled friends and neighbors, and often bartered our expertise in exchange.  Nowadays, small home improvement projects, such as painting a bedroom or adding storage shelves to the garage, are ways for creative and handy homeowners to take greater pride in their homes. Landscape lighting is traditionally considered an add-on service, but recent landscape lighting trends suggest it has evolved into something far more complex. Even the most basic landscape lighting systems require experience to simultaneously

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5 Landscape Lighting Trends You Need To Know

Landscape lighting first made its sparkling debut in higher end residential properties thanks to Frank B. Nightingale. Nightingale’s passion for light and nature appropriately earned him a loyal following as the “Father of Garden Lighting.” His precursor light fixtures were a bit bulky and expensive and utilized 120-volt power. But, these ancestors of modern-day lighting paved the way for a powerful evolution in landscape lighting. Fast forward to the present and we are continuing to enjoy the foundational elements Nightingale created several decades ago, while capitalizing on modern advancements in landscape lighting design and installation. The newest trends in this

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8 Beautiful and Functional Backyard Fire Features

There’s nothing better than a warm fire on a chilly night, or roasting s’mores over an open flame after a long summer day. With beautiful fire features from a trusted contractor, all of this is possible in the comfort of your backyard. Whether you’d like a pizza oven so you can entertain guests, or a fire table that can easily turn on and off, Architectural Landscape Design can help.  There are a number of reasons why homeowners choose to install fire features in their backyards, including the ones listed below. They’re excellent for entertaining guests. They allow for backyard use

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Landscape Lighting Techniques That Transform Outdoor Living Spaces

To see a light at the end of a tunnel. To offer a ray of light. To have a light bulb moment. We recognize the inherent truth in these idioms because the concept of light extends far beyond the literal meaning of illumination. Light has become synonymous with respite, hope, and clarity. It is for this reason that Architectural Landscape Design takes great pleasure in offering our clients lighting options that will completely change outdoor living spaces, both on a literal and metaphorical level. Let’s take back the light, one outdoor arena at a time. Pools, Spas, and Ponds The

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