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Things You Should Know About Landscape Lighting

Things You Should Know About Landscape Lighting

When you love your landscaping, you want to enjoy it much as possible, right? So why limit that to daylight hours? Landscape lighting brings out the best of what you’ve got by highlighting your home’s architectural features and drawing attention to your beautifully manicured trees and flower beds. Landscape lighting can also help turn your yard into an outdoor living space to be enjoyed day and night! Adding landscape lighting to your property not only makes your landscaping visible at night, it can also help keep your family and belongings safe. Here are the essential things you should know about landscape lighting.

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Planting for Privacy

Planting for Privacy

Plants and trees can make your yard beautiful, but they can also help you add a little privacy to your home. Many homeowners prefer to use shrubs and trees as a privacy fence rather than an actual fence, but there are other great benefits such as:
• Privacy from neighbors/passersby
• Sound barrier
• Windbreak
• Snow fence
• Limit your view to hide unappealing objects
Before you start planting for privacy, there are a few things you should consider.

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How to choose a landscape design and install company

How to Choose a Landscape Design & Install Company

Choosing to hire a landscape design and install company can seem like a complicated task, but in reality, all it takes is a little research and the process can be quite simple and rewarding. Your goal should be to have a yard that you are proud to call your own and a place that you can go to relax and escape the antics of everyday life. There are a few basic things to consider when choosing a landscape design and install company.

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5 Ways to Prepare For Your Meeting with a Landscape Designer

5 Ways to Prepare for Your Meeting with a Landscape Designer

So, you are finally making your back yard dreams a reality and hiring a landscape designer! Redesigning your landscape can be a fun and rewarding process! Being prepared for your meeting with your landscape designer can help them create your custom landscape as well as expedite the design and installation process. Here are 5 ways to prepare for your meeting with a landscape designer.

Think about the functionality of your yard

What do you want to use your yard for? You might be hosting parties for the neighborhood or after-school play dates for your kids. If you have pets that like to chomp on plants, you should consider using plants that are not toxic to your animals! For a list of pet friendly landscapes click here. Another consideration is how much maintenance you want to do on your landscape. Your landscape designer will be able to customize your yard according to your needs! Continue reading 5 Ways to Prepare for Your Meeting with a Landscape Designer

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Things to Consider When Landscaping a New Home

When beginning the process of landscaping a new home, it’s important to consider every aspect of the process and every potential roadblock before getting started. Here are some of the biggest things to consider before you officially start work, so that the process goes smoothly.

HOA Requirements

When building or landscaping a new home, you must keep in mind the various landscape requirements your home and landscape features must meet to satisfy HOA guidelines. To know if you are abiding by your local landscape requirements and ordinances, you must submit your plans to the HOA and wait for approval before installation can begin.

Ultimately, this means that it’s vital to consider your landscaping project with plenty of advance notice to prevent potential hold-ups. Some of the landscape pieces you need to consider include:

  • Rock and mulch color specifications.
  • The number and species of trees and plants.
  • Installation timelines.

Considering these factors early and submitting your plans in a timely manner can ensure that if there are any issues with your HOA, you can solve them before the project starts and your landscaping project can run smoothly. Continue reading Things to Consider When Landscaping a New Home

The Best Plants for Xeriscaping

The Best Plants for Xeriscaping

Ready to save water but also want to enjoy a beautifully landscaped yard? If so, xeriscaping, an environmentally friendly method of landscaping that uses water conserving plants and principles, may be for you. Our landscape design team put together some favorite xeric plants for Colorado Springs and Lisa Pace, Water Conservation Specialist from Colorado Springs Utilities, provided some other great insights for plant selection. Continue reading The Best Plants for Xeriscaping

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What You Need to Know About Installing a Patio on Your Residential Property

Installing a patio isn’t as simple as it seems – many considerations and decisions must be made to ensure that your patio fits your style and life. Contrary to the belief that a patio is laid and then never worked on again, patios require ongoing maintenance throughout the year, and the type of maintenance depends on the type of patio you choose.

Fortunately, our patio experts at Timberline have put together the best tips and tricks to ensure that the patio you choose for your residential landscape fits your landscape style and your maintenance schedule. Continue reading What You Need to Know About Installing a Patio on Your Residential Property