With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to plan out your holiday lighting design! Often, simply changing the color used in your display can change the feel entirely. With many colors and options to choose from, the choices may feel overwhelming. Our lighting design experts have some holiday lighting style tips to help your home stand out from the crowd this season.
If you’re planning to sell your home, you are probably updating the interior to make it look flawless. But, making the right first impression on buyers is an important step that begins with a neatly landscaped and welcoming yard. Making small improvements to your landscaping can make a big difference when you are selling your home. In fact, well maintained, and attractive landscaping can add as much as 10% to your home’s value. Read on to learn more about how your landscaping can help you get more value when selling your home.
While having a sloped yard is sometimes seen as a challenge, with the proper landscape design techniques, you can transform your yard into a little bit of heaven. Landscaping a sloped yard requires careful planning. Our landscape designers have put together some considerations and landscape design tips for sloped yards.
No matter the size of your yard, with proper landscape design, you can create an inviting and beautiful outdoor living space. We asked our designers for their tips on creating a relaxing, intimate, landscape in a small space. Read on to find our tips on landscaping for small spaces.
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.
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
• Snow fence
• Limit your view to hide unappealing objects
Before you start planting for privacy, there are a few things you should consider.
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.
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
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.
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
While winter is often thought of as a season of dormancy there are several ways you can continue to enjoy the beauty of your yard, even in the dead of winter. Our landscape designers created this list of characteristics and recommended plants when planting for winter interest.