Investing in Irrigation

Investing in Irrigation

When clients say they want low-maintenance yards, I always ask if they’re interested in installing an irrigation system. The two most time-consuming tasks in keeping up the landscape are often watering and weeding. Fortunately, having an automatic irrigation system...
Tips to Lower your Project Costs

Tips to Lower your Project Costs

Like most things in life, planning ahead can have a big impact on the outcome – especially when it comes to finances. You may not have a vision yet for your yard, but there are a few items that may very well save you money regardless of the improvements you make in...
Plants for Shade Gardens

Plants for Shade Gardens

When many people picture lush landscapes, they imagine a sun-filled space full of colorful flowers and greenery. The shade garden, in contrast, is often seen as a peaceful, more subdued retreat. While shade gardens may not be ideal for growing veggies or a cutting...
Dos and Don’ts of Landscape Fabric

Dos and Don’ts of Landscape Fabric

One of the least glamourous materials in the landscape may be landscape fabric. It’s cheap, ugly, and is useful in a variety of applications. Our clients sometimes ask us about installing landscape fabric as a weed prevention tool, and we discourage this. Why you...
Five Walkway Materials to Consider

Five Walkway Materials to Consider

Whether leading to your front door or meandering to a favorite bench, pathways can offer both function and beauty. These walkways can also be designed to fit your personal aesthetics and budget. In fact, function, budget, and aesthetics are the primary factors we...