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15 Mar 2017

Caring for Flower Gardens

Anyone can care for a thriving flower garden; although it does take some time and effort. Below are some tips to keep your flower garden happy and healthy.

  1. The Three Necessities: Water, Sunlight and Fertile Soil

Your flower garden must have an adequate supply of water, sunlight, and fertile soil. Any lack of these basic necessities will affect your garden’s health. In terms of watering and sunlight; the best thing to do is follow the plant tag suggestions. During hot and dry cycles it’s okay to water more frequently; but too much water can cause your flowers to rot. It’s best to water at the base of each plant as overhead watering can encourage the spread of diseases. It’s a good thing to add organic matter and fertilizer to your garden yearly; as your flowers as well as earthworms and microbes feed on added organic matter causing reserves to be low for the following year.

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01 Mar 2017

10 Gardening Tips

  1. Create Planting Beds with Ease

To create a new planting bed, slice the lawn area with a spade and flip it upside down. Next, cover the area with about 3 inches of wood chips. After a few weeks the bed will be ready for planting.

  1. Keep the Dirt and Soil Outside

To prevent soil from being tracked inside keep plastic shopping bags by your door. So, if you have to go inside you can cover your muddy gardening boots / shoes with them. Also, to prevent soil from getting underneath your fingernails scrape them across a bar of soap before heading to the garden. The soap will provide a seal. Once you are finished in the garden, use a nail brush to remove the soap.

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03 Feb 2017

Landscape Design Trends

Today’s outdoor spaces are about functionality and usability. Below is a list of six landscape design trends:

  1. Indoor Spaces Become Outdoor Rooms

The new extension of the home brings all elements from indoors out. Features include couches and chaises made with fade-resistant and waterproof fabrics, flat screen TV’s, carpets, lamps, chandeliers and fans. Other popular outdoor structures include pergolas, gazebos, kitchens complete with sinks, cooking surfaces and refrigerators as well as pizza ovens and fireplaces. Just about any piece of indoor furniture has an outdoor counterpart making a residential landscape feel more like an indoor room.

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22 Jan 2017

Planning Your Backyard

The most important factor for the planning of any backyard landscape is the homeowner’s vision for the space. Other important natural factors include the climate, topography, existing vegetation, views, soils and wind. We always like to work with the existing site conditions to enhance them and build upon them; rather than change a site’s eco-system completely. For instance; if a homeowner has a very undulating backyard we’d suggest creating terraces or different patio levels; as opposed to making a completely flat surface. Another important element to focus upon is the end user.

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16 Dec 2016

Bring Your New Landscape Ideas to Life For the New Year

The art of landscape design is much more than just updating one aspect of your landscape at a time. It is a total and seamless blending of color, style, and functionality all working in harmony to create a truly unique and inspired outdoor experience. Now is the perfect time to take those ideas you came up with in the winter months, and turn them into a reality.
With the help of today’s landscape professionals, you can create your own stunning outdoor experience. The right professional will bring your landscape to life with creative combinations of flowerbeds, water features, and beautiful stone or concrete patios and walkways running through.
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16 Nov 2016
Set the Scene

Set the Scene with a Stunning Landscape

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.
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12 Oct 2016
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Superior Landscape Designers

Everything Starts with Your Designer!

Today ’s landscape designers know that the perfect property takes more than just the addition of a few plants. That’s why they combine their talents for horticulture, hardscaping, water gardening, and more to transform plain green lawns into livable spaces that reflect an owner’s lifestyle and personal taste. With experience installing everything from flowerbeds to complete outdoor rooms, these elite landscape design firms provide one-stop-shopping for extending the livable space of your home into the outdoors.
With the right landscape designer, your yard can be transformed into a dynamic outdoor living space.
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15 Jul 2016
Water Features

Refresh your Outdoor Living Space this Fall

IT WILL NOT be long until the leaves turn shades of auburn and chestnut. The fall is the perfect time of the year to transform your plain, green lawn into a livable outdoor space. Today’s design-build firms are capable of installing everything from a gorgeous new flowerbed to a custom, outdoor kitchen and living room.
There is a lot more to landscaping than putting in a few extra plants. Elite landscape designers have an extensive design process. The process begins with an on-site consultation. During this meeting a designer will evaluate your wants and needs, budget and current property conditions.
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15 Apr 2016

Customize your Outdoor Space

Over the last few years, exterior design has evolved thanks to a multifaceted approach to training, certification and hands-on experience in the landscape industry. From designing and installing intricate gardens, and water features to comfortable exterior living rooms and state-of-the-art kitchens, when it comes to luxurious outdoor environments, landscape architects have mastered it all.
No two properties are the same, so it’s essential to hire a landscape firm that respects not only the homeowners’ objectives and budget, but also the unique characteristics of the grounds themselves.
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16 Mar 2016
Fun backyard

Create a Stunning & Fun Backyard Design

When landscaping fits perfectly in an exterior design scheme, the final product is a true artistic expression of color, style and beauty all perfectly blended together. Today’s professional landscapers can masterfully combine organic and inorganic elements to sculpt a stunning outdoor experience. Flowerbeds, water features, patios and walkways can all complement one another if the right designer builds your landscape. Entertain guests late into the night with proper outdoor lighting. New trends like outdoor fireplaces and outdoor kitchens will make entertaining at home fun. Play with your kids in the pool or wind down in a hot spa.
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