How to Add Color to your Winter Landscape

November 27th, 2017

In our area, the winter season tends to drag on—and on and on. It often starts snowing early and that cold weather seems to hang on as long as possible. While the first snow or two can be kind of exciting, after a while the frigid temperatures, gray skies, and lack of color in your […]

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Aerating and Overseeding for a Better Lawn

October 10th, 2017

Fall is the best time for aeration and overseeding Aeration and overseeding are important services for a healthy lawn. Although lawn care factors like fertilization and proper mowing are important aspects of a lush, green lawn, if you’re not having aeration and overseeding done, your lawn isn’t going to be as thick and healthy as […]

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Perennials: What You Need To Know

September 27th, 2017

By Michael Beightol, RLA, LEED-AP When it comes to sprucing up your landscape, perennials make an excellent choice. They not only add color but can also add texture, variety, and overall interest to your space. While annuals will give you a lot of color—they’re a “once and done” flower and don’t return the following season. […]

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Sizzling Hot Kitchens

August 10th, 2017

The Basic Kitchen   At the very least, an outdoor kitchen typically includes a grill and some countertops. Granite is the best material for outdoor kitchens due to the fact that it’s highly durable and can withstand the elements. As a natural stone, granite has obviously proven itself as a material that can stand the […]

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Coneflowers

July 6th, 2017

a new line of coneflowers Over the years, plant breeders have been busy developing a whole new line of coneflowers which are better suited to the residential landscape. The new varieties also include a lot of new and bold colors including deep magenta, white, orange, yellow, and red. Utilizing these flowers in your landscape can […]

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Trends in Pools and Spas

May 15th, 2017

1. A Return to the Rectangle One of the big trends we’ve noticed in recent years has been a return to the rectangular design. While the freeform shapes have been a big trend for a while, there are two reasons we think that’s shifted. For one, you can’t put an automatic cover on a freeform […]

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Adding Steps to your Landscape Design

May 8th, 2017

Choice of Materials The first decision in exploring options for steps is the material that you plan to use. The material that is right for your project will be largely dependent upon the look and style that you want to achieve. You’re most likely going to be deciding between manmade pavers or natural stone, such […]

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Seasonal Enhancements

April 13th, 2017

SEASONAL SPRING COLOR In the early spring, flowers like pansies and petunias are a great way to kick off the season with some beautiful color. Whether it be in your flower beds or as part of container gardens, the sign of their bright color adds to the excitement of a new warm season. Coupled with […]

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Spring Clean-Up Time

February 27th, 2017

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your closet or your home’s interior. As the weather warms up and you begin to spend more time outdoors, now is the time to start thinking about cleaning up your yard and flower beds. Of course, this is important in terms of making your property more presentable but there is […]

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Pergolas & Pavilions: What’s Right for You?

February 22nd, 2017

Adding a pergola or a pavilion to your outdoor living space is a great way to enhance its use. Both are free-standing architectural structures that can add detail and functionality to a landscape. But there are some key differences between the two that might make one a better fit for your needs over the other. […]

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