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3 Reason You Should Consider A Pergola In Your Outdoor Space

Homeowners who have discovered the merits of relaxing and entertaining in their backyards are often considering the next enhancement they can add to their outdoor space.  backyard enthusiasts crave continued improvements, as each adds beauty, visual appeal, and an opportunity for enjoyment. Landscape enhancements help create a mood or personality for your home and they extend your family’s warmth and hospitality. If you are considering the next addition to your landscape, consider installing a pergola. Here’s why: Pergolas (further) Extend Your Living Space If you have already installed a deck or patio, you likely added it to extend your living

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A Quiet Corner: Outdoor Living Spaces

There was a time in many parts of America, where using the outdoors for the dual purposes of dining and entertaining just wasn’t done. In rural America many people working on farms often stopped for a mid day “dinner” under the shade of the trees. But it was more for gaining the sustenance needed for the rest of the day’s work, not entertainment. You worked outdoors and you rested and lived indoors. Now the garden can mean more than a vegetable or flower garden. It is a place or space to spend time on patios, pools, and decks, too. Now

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The Best Laid Plans; Why Work With A Design Landscaper in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer?

Why would you want to work with a landscaper in designing your yard in any of the four seasons? Your yard offers different views in all seasons that help in the planning process and much of the physical part of landscaping can be done in from spring through late fall. In developing a landscape plan at Architectural Landscape Design our designers and architects begin with a carefully thought out plan based on your needs and wants that includes a step-by-step process. Well review it’s: Boundaries-We’ll establish the boundaries of your property with you. Looking at boundaries we determine whether we

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Pergolas: Creating Private Places

You don’t need a lot of space to create a private place in the garden. If you don’t have a place that naturally is private you can create it by adding a pergola!  It also doesn’t have to be in a corner, you can put a pergola wherever you have decided you want some seclusion. A pergola is an arbor or passageway of columns supporting a trelliswork roof. Sometimes by simply screening off a section of the garden with a little latticework you can get a great sense of privacy. You can go from the simple pergola of two lattice panels

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Garden Houses For Your Landscape

Going way back many centuries in English times garden houses were once referred to as “shadow houses”. They stand by themselves, often across the garden far from the house; they add that extra sense of a romantic setting, because they are separate from the house. Arbors, bowers, poolside shelters, teahouses, pavilions gazebos are all “house like” shelters. They have decorated gardens for centuries. And the enthusiasm for them has never waned or decreased. Today, there can be a surprise when you enter one of these places. They are often times hiding the spa, the shower facilities, the pool pump, and

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Garden Structures Give Flat Landscapes A Lift

If a garden doesn’t have any change in it’s grade or level that can be quite uninteresting. Short of regrading the property what can you do? You can add garden structures that range from small to very big to change the view. Adding various structures like obelisks, arches, and pergolas can make a significant difference. These are not new ideas; they have been used since Egyptian and Roman times. They provide interest and vertical space for climbing flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Plus they add structure to the garden over the winter as they provide focal points against whatever trees and

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