12 Low Maintenance Garden Ideas

12 Low Maintenance Garden Ideas

While most people are at home during this pandemic, we’re spending more time outside breathing in the fresh air and enjoying our landscapes and gardens. A record number of people are running to the local garden center, wondering how to update their landscape...
Garden Seating Ideas

Garden Seating Ideas

Garden seating can be nonexistent in most home gardens and often overlooked. However, garden seating gives various attributes in a gardener’s palette of design. You’ve heard the phrase, “Stop and smell the roses” but why not “Sit and...
Contractor Specials for Spec Homes

Contractor Specials for Spec Homes

As a Landscape Designer, I find all too often that the spec home landscape staging proves to be a bit underwhelming, falling short of the caliber of construction of a spec home.  I have found that General Contractors think it will add too much time and investment to...
Visuals for the Landscape Design Presentation

Visuals for the Landscape Design Presentation

Visuals for the landscape design presentation help one imagine and ‘see’ the garden before it’s actually installed. The first time I hired professional help in the landscape arena was twenty years ago. I had a few ideas of what I wanted and where but...
Soil Compaction: The Good, The Bad and The Dirt! Part 2

Soil Compaction: The Good, The Bad and The Dirt! Part 2

The 68th UN General Assembly has declared 2015 as the ‘International Year of the Soil’ for good reason. Soil has many functions such as providing structure for plants to root and grow, holding moisture and nutrients and providing oxygen to the roots of plants....
Soil Compaction: The Good, The Bad and The Dirt! Part 1

Soil Compaction: The Good, The Bad and The Dirt! Part 1

Great things grow under the ground. Just below our feet is a vast array of living particles and creatures, some good and not so good. We want to focus on keeping the bad out and the good migrating to our side of the yard. So listen up and take notes. This is “dirty...