After spending the winter on the inside looking out, spring is around the corner and you can already picture yourself ensconced in your favorite chaise soaking up the sun’s welcome warmth and light. The scene you envision is idyllic, but what about the scenery? Does it measure up to your warm weather fantasy? Or is your landscape in serious need of updating and redefining? A landscape professional with state of the art skills and resources can transform yesterday’s yard into sumptuous surroundings that will truly showcase your property and enhance your enjoyment of the outdoors.

In recent years, the art of exterior design has expanded by leaps and bounds. Today, it’s all about combining the organic with the inorganic to achieve the desired outdoor experience. We’re talking about the full gamut of design elements, from greenery and flowers, to stylish stonework and hardscaping to the latest in water features. Individually each makes music. Together they play a symphony.
Imagine fabulous flowers alongside a meandering waterway or stone path. Or, how about those flowers lining the deck of your totally customized pool? Today’s pools can be their own piece of paradise, with exciting installations like a waterfall or even underwater LED lights that can change color to suit the mood of the evening. After an active day, soothe sore muscles in the adjacent spa.
F or your dining and entertaining needs, outdoor kitchens or fire pits allow for creative culinary options, and are perfect for taking the bite out of the evening chill, or a lingering appetite. Keep the party going after the sun goes down with automated, weather resistant outdoor lighting.
Whether you are looking for that quiet, private oasis or a fully outfitted entertainment venue, only a landscape firm with a global approach and a comprehensive skill set will do. Be sure that you discuss your goals with your designer, so they clearly understand your expectations, as well as your budget. The right firm will have state of the art software that will generate a 3-D model of your proposed renovations, before any changes occur. This approach will allow you to take a virtual tour of your property, and may even spark new ideas, or necessary changes that need to be made.
The best firms will be a member of the EP Henry Authorized Landscaping Contractor Program. All EP Henry Authorized contractors are pre-screened professionals whose work is regularly monitored for quality assurance. As another benchmark for quality, look to a firm that has Certification by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institution (ICPI ). ICPI backed firms have access to a network of information, technology and other tools related to the landscaping industry.
T o create your dream landscape, choose the experts at B. DeMichele, Inc. of Media, Pennsylvania. They are both EP Henry authorized, and ICPI certified, and are your full-service landscaping and design firm. They specialize in all aspects of landscaping, including hardscaping, horticulture, decorative and pool lighting systems, specialty water features, outdoor kitchens, outdoor fireplaces and lawn irrigation. Call, 610-361-7832 to schedule a free project consultation. View their in-depth project portfolio at