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Category: Fireplaces and Fire Pits

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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The Tranquility Garden Experience Trend

The lifestyle changes that people have experienced over the past year have greatly influenced how they want to live. Homeowners are rediscovering ways to commune with Nature to fully appreciate the restorative qualities of tranquility, the multisensory experience of Nature’s sights, sounds, fragrances, and textures. Tranquility Is A Physiological Experience There’s more to tranquility than sights, sounds, smells, and textures. More specifically, it is their nature that matters. For example, the soft rustling of cottonwood tree leaves has a calming effect. However, if the winds are unrelenting the droning sound could become quite unnerving and irritating. Therefore, it’s important to

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Hire Property Inspections Before You Invest in Landscaping

Hiring a home inspection is standard practice nowadays, even for new construction. Most homebuyers do not realize they should be hiring professionals to inspect their outdoor living spaces too. This is especially important for larger and older properties. Most villages and municipalities have checks and balances that assure compliance with codes and regulations. Building permits trigger a series of inspections. However, once the final inspection is made and the house is sold to a new buyer, what happens outdoors goes largely unnoticed. Occasionally, a complaining neighbor may trigger an inspection by the municipality, but those occurrences are few. What tends

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Backyard Landscape Structures And Features For Family Activities

  Your backyard can be your own little slice of paradise if it’s properly designed with activities in mind. Landscaping is important, of course, but architectural structures and elements introduce new levels of interest and activities, whether for play, family entertainment, or relaxation.  While backyard structures can be built from durable materials, such as hybrid metal and vinyl composites, traditional wood carpentry gives them the warmth and natural appearance and feel to the touch that many people admire. When expertly combined, all of these materials create unique designs that suit specific environmental and lifestyle needs.  Whether the style of your

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Landscaping Strategies for Large Properties

The exterior appearance of your home is an important detail, and one guests and neighbors notice immediately. Creating the design for your new landscaping can be intimidating and overwhelming with how many options are available. However, it’s your goal to create a space that is enjoyable, appealing, and fitting to your lifestyle. While homeowners choose an array of designs for both their front and back yards, there are many rules and elements to consider to guarantee your landscaping project goes smoothly. Select Plants Appropriate for Your Climate Zone When choosing the plants and greenery that will be added to your

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How to Choose a Landscaping Company

  Many homeowners turn to a professional landscaper due to a lack of time, energy, or design skills. Choosing to hire a landscaping company can be intimidating and time-consuming as it’s essential to do thorough research on all candidates to ensure they can efficiently complete your project. Improve your property value and create the home of your dreams by getting professional help with all your landscaping needs. Identify the Amount of Landscaping Needed Before contacting a full-service landscaping company, it’s encouraged to consider how you plan to utilize your space and establish the desired functionality of your outdoor space. This

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