ARTICLES

May, 2021

As spring reaches its peak, the plants around us begin to signal that another change is near.  Summer is coming.  These late spring and early summer plants welcome the season, and in some cases, bloom well into the hot weather months.  Look for these plants while walking in nature or consider incorporating them into the landscape to increase seasonal color and interest.                   

April, 2021 

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HOAs strive to balance form, function, and budget to retain and increase property value.  The landscape and up-keep of the grounds directly affect this metric.  A well-designed and properly maintained landscape benefits the community overall.  Follow these design basics and consider consultation with a landscape designer to improve the HOA community aesthetic and create a sustainable maintenance plan.            

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With a little research, the internet makes do-it-yourself home and garden projects accessible to everyone.  When DIY landscape projects go well, they are empowering, satisfying, and financially beneficial.  We save money while utilizing the skills we have or acquiring new ones.    On the other hand, when DIY landscape projects take a turn, they end up creating risks, causing damage, and costing more money in the long run.  The best way to reduce losses and ensure success with DIY landscaping is to consult with a design professional.   

March, 2021 

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When improving or enhancing an outdoor space, it is essential to provide protection from the elements.  Shade and shelter increase the use and function of commercial and residential outdoor spaces.  When looking for an efficient and cost-effective way to provide structure or increase privacy, consider shade sails.   

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As the snow and ice finally begin to melt, the birds begin singing louder, buds begin breaking, and signs of new life offer mindful engagement in the natural environment all around us.  It's not spring just yet, but there are signs that it's on the way.  Keep an eye out for these early spring plants.  These classics are the indication that spring has sprung.     

February, 2021 

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Successful designs start with a plan.  Is what we are imagining cost-effective; will it add value; is it sustainable?  Just as an architect is needed to create the drawings and schematics of a building, a landscape designer is needed to create the plans that inform the construction of outdoor spaces.  Commercial or residential; big or small, every landscape project benefits from the consultation and planning of working with a landscape designer.    

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Many in-person services have moved online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Online landscape design services offer a 100% remote and socially distanced design process.  The health, safety and well-being of our clients is of the utmost priority.