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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2017 Best of Houzz Service Award

February 6th, 2017

Exscape Designs, known for their high standards and a dedicated commitment to their customers, is pleased to announce that they have received their fourth ‘Best of Houzz’ Service Award for Client Satisfaction. Houzz.com, a leading consumer website that offers design inspiration and access to the most creative and customer friendly firms, takes time each year […]

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Wood-Burning vs. Gas Fire Pits

January 17th, 2017

Fire pits remain one of the hottest trends in outdoor living, even rivaling outdoor kitchens with their popularity. The addition of a fire pit helps make an outdoor living space feel complete. By providing some heat, it not only extends the use of the space into the evening hours but also extends the entire season. […]

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Green Design Trends

December 23rd, 2016

  Low Impact Design (LID) is an emerging trend in stormwater management that is not going away—and landscaping can have a tremendous impact on LID. While it’s something that municipalities are thinking about on a large scale, every single homeowner can have their own little impact with Residential Low Impact Design. With everyone doing their […]

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Top 2017 Landscape Design Trend: Covered Patios and Porches

November 21st, 2016

  If you live in Greater Cleveland, you may have started to notice what will be one of the most popular 2017 trends in landscape design and architecture: covered patios and porches. Many of our clients in Northeast Ohio have worked with our landscape architects to incorporate these structures into a functional, beautiful outdoor space. […]

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NOW is the Time

October 10th, 2016

  Now that fall is in full swing, there are a few things to think about in terms of your landscape. Although most people think about springtime as the “landscaping season,” setting yourself up for a beautiful spring actually starts now. Here are four important things to consider as the days turn colder.   Fall […]

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