How a Professional Landscape Design Company Can Help With Your Project

Ever consider re-doing your entire landscape as a summer project? If so, you’re not alone. A lot of people consider taking it upon themselves to do their landscape design. In many cases, it can be an enjoyable endeavor. However, there’s a reason why professional landscape designers are out there. There are quite a few things […]

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Protecting Your Water Feature from Predators and Pests

Having a pond or other water feature in your backyard brings beauty and relaxation and can be a joy to you as a homeowner. Sitting by a pond, watching the goldfish swim lazily under the lily pads is both peaceful and mesmerizing. Much as you love your pond, there are many pests who look at […]

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Planning a Small Garden Design with Principles

The same design principles apply to all gardens, whether large or small:   Unity, Simplicity, Variety, Accent, and Balance. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Planning a garden is one of the most creative home projects we each can undertake. Your landscape should reflect your dreams, your likes and dislikes, as well as your notion of what your […]

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Covered Structures Create Seclusion from Spring to Fall

A garden filled with trees, shrubs, and flowers and a lawn can be quite delightful. Edith Wharton, the noted American author lived most of her life in Europe. She noted that in Italy, “the grounds were as carefully and conveniently planned as the house,” and that “the old Italian garden was meant to be lived […]

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Isolate Your Garden From the Dark With Lighting

Your yard and garden can be isolated from the dark world outside by introducing lighting to your landscape. Lighting will allow you to enjoy the scene out your window from indoors in any season and in any kind of weather. What is more beautiful than being able to watch big snowflakes float down from the […]

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A Plan for a Fountain: To Fountain or Not to Fountain

Why would you want to plan for a fountain today? Don’t they take large volumes of water? First of all any time of year is a great time to plan for a fountain. The amount of water used can be controlled by the plan you make. What remains constant is that the sound of trickling […]

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Stay In The Swing Of Things: Add A Synthetic Backyard Putting Green

A private putting green is one of the landscape features people are adding to their landscapes. It can be a great place to practice your putting. You can also use it to teach your children or grandchildren how to put. And it can be used for entertaining…you can have putting parties or putting matches with […]

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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 […]

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Atriums Add Captivating Space and Light to A House

Atriums are a popular addition to houses or a design feature because they add “a feeling of space and light.” An atrium typically is a large open space, sometimes several stories high that has a glazed roof. There are large windows also. They are either located right outside main entrance doors to a house or […]

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