Archive for the ‘Landscape Design’ Category
Every living thing has a life cycle. Depending on the size and type of material planted, a well-designed landscape can typically grow and mature for about 5-7 years before it needs to be adjusted or upgraded. While you can’t expect your plants to last forever, there are some things you can do to extend its life cycle. In fact, your lawn care in the first 1-2 years after your initial landscape installation is the most critical to its long-term success. Regardless of how big or lavish your landscape is, it’s life expectancy depends on three main elements – pruning, fertilization and irrigation. continue reading
Do you want to give your outdoor space a facelift? You don’t necessarily have to re-do your entire landscape. In fact, there are some simple landscaping strategies that can make a big difference in how your front or backyard looks. An attractive yard is one that is better valued and enjoyed!
Make Your Yard Look Bigger
There are ways to make your small yard look larger without actually extending your property line. Landscaping design elements such as using horizontal layers of different heights can give an illusion of depth and space. For example, put low shrubs against a slightly higher fence or add an arbor to your flower bed. continue reading
The autumn season brings pumpkin spice lattes, college football and many other fall favorites. While you may be relieved to trade in your flip flops for boots and let the colorful leaves fill your yard, don’t forget that the changing season also demands a few maintenance steps within your landscape. In fact, neglecting your outdoor space could sabotage the hard work you’ve done through the spring and summer if you are not careful.
As the temperatures start to fall, your landscape growth and nutrient demand will also decrease. However, that doesn’t mean that you can just leave it alone. In order to ensure your yard is protected through the winter and vibrant again in the spring, take the following maintenance measures sooner rather than later: continue reading
Your landscape can be considered in two distinct parts, your front yard and your backyard. Each space can serve different purposes and will thus have unique landscaping needs. Let’s discuss your front yard, as this is the first area of your landscape that visitors see and it needs to achieve certain goals.
Examine your own front yard. Does it meet the following criteria? Or does it need an upgrade?
Welcomes and Accommodates Guests
Your front yard landscape design should set an inviting tone for your guests as well as create a functional space for them to drive, park and walk into your home. This may include a specific turnaround area for cars or a landscape that defines a walkway towards the front door. Gravel, shrubbery and other landscaping materials can help achieve this. continue reading