Creating a Dedicated Office Space in Your Own Backyard

Dedicated home office or studio spaces have been gaining in popularity in recent years. Telecommuting has become popular with many sectors of the population as technology has made working from home easier than ever.  This trend preceded our current reality in which families are learning to navigate working and studying at home. Nowadays the question […]

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Brick Paver Installation and Maintenance Practices Experts Know

The charming brick paver streets of Midwestern and New England towns were installed more than a century ago. In Europe and other parts of the world, they date back thousands of years. The brick materials at the time could be wood or granite but for the most part, were clay pavers. These paving installations gave […]

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Landscape Structures For Activities And Personal Style

The art and science of landscape architecture are the harmonious coexistence of people and Nature. Imagine waking up in the morning and stepping outside to breathe in Nature’s freshness and aliveness. Now imagine going further to your gazebo where you will enjoy magical moments as the sun rises. These structures, arbors, pergolas, and gazebos, punctuate, […]

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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 […]

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Architectural Landscape Elements For Function and Beauty

Adding architectural landscape elements to a residential environment instantly distinguishes it. The investment may be moderate but the uncommon talent required to design and construct these unique elements is greatly valued. There are many options for outdoor utilitarian elements like fences, gates, walls, sheds, etc., that not only serve their intended purposes but add elegance […]

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5 Ways To Give Your Deck Personality

  There are aficionados for everything and outdoor decks that complement indoor living spaces are no exception. Decks typically have a casual feeling that makes for great enjoyment of the outdoors. A deck’s style may signal a particular region of the country, such as Northern New England or recall favorite childhood memories of vacations at […]

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Why Great Landscape Designs Are More Assembled Than Created

  It has been said that great landscape designs are not created; they are assembled. The creative process inspires, compares, and contrasts, but its primary job is organizing elements so that they can be assembled. Applying this mindset to your landscape projects will give them clarity and focus to meet deadlines and budgets. Many are […]

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What You Need To Know About The Soil Beneath Your Landscape

  Did you know that the root system of many plants far outweighs what is above ground? Turfgrass is a prime example, with nearly 90% of the weight being below ground level.  Disregarding what’s happening below the surface of landscapes is a common mistake. Experts will tell you that it is where they go first […]

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Landscaping Is More Important Than Ever

  The changes the world is facing have everyone off-balance these days. They are adapting to new ways of living, working, and socializing. People scrambled to catch up with changes and did, and many of those new ways are going to stick. The most obvious one is spending more time at home. People’s priorities have […]

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Landscape Photography Techniques That Show Your Flair

You love your landscape and want to share it. This has never been easier but you want to do it right to show your flair. In addition to understanding a few basic photography principles, you’ll need to know the nuances that are unique to the outdoor environment. Once you learn them your photos will jump […]

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