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Archive for the ‘Primers’ Category

remodeling your landscape.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

So you are thinking about remodeling your home? You may venture a few steps into the process and realize you need help—professional help. Perhaps you decide to hire a contractor/builder, an architect, and maybe an interior designer. They all work together to make a reality of your vision and desires in a functional, successful space. The result is a happier you, energized by a new kitchen, a cozy living room, and a welcoming front hall.

Thinking about remodeling your landscape? You need professionals.

There are many ways to achieve a successful landscape and a happy client. Many ponder why even hire a professional garden designer or landscape architect? Before the answer can be given, it is important to understand the difference between many of the job titles that are hovering around in the landscape industry.


Light your way.

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Landscape lighting is a unique feature of your home that should not be overlooked. Other than providing the benefits of safety and security, lighting gives your home and garden night time character. If designed correctly, it extends the livability of your garden spaces and offers a dynamic presentation of your landscape. It is completely customizable varying from pools of light jumping across your pathway to a mood setting ambient glow.


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a word from the fathers.

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

We recently mailed out a seasonal newsletter! Here are a few words of advice from several Father Nature representatives. (more…)

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One of the Greats: Lawrence Halprin

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

As a Landscape Architecture student, you learn about the so called “greats” of the field: Fredrick Law Olmsted, Thomas Church, Ian McHarg, and Lawrence Halprin just to name a few. You take notes on their design style, theory, career, and projects only to regurgitate them into A, B, C, or D on a multiple choice test. You hear about them every year,in almost every class, so much so that they become common. But we must not forget why they are “Great.” Especially one, Lawrence Halprin who died on the 25 of October this year. (more…)

Autumn’s Arrival

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Autumn is upon us. It is a great time to be outside, plant bulbs in the garden, and rake the leaves. If the Fall season excites you, then let it show in your landscape! There are countless ways to decorate your containers, window boxes, and front porch to celebrate the cooler weather.

Try these plants in your containers and window boxes for a beautiful fall effect: (more…)