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Landscape Spotlight: Winter Aconite, ‘Eranthus hyemalis’

Posted on Nov 23, 2017 in Blog, Plant and Tree

Winter Aconite isn’t really a household name when it comes to landscape plantings, but it should be!  While not totally uncommon, this tuberous perennial seems to remain underutilized, but its sunny presence will certainly light up your winter landscape.  Being one of the latest winter/earliest spring bloomers, rising even before the crocuses, this delightful groundcover […]

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Add fun features for all ages to your outdoor living spaces!

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 in Blog, Landscape Design

The sky truly is the limit when it comes to features to include in your outdoor living spaces.  From inventive patios and decks, to aww-inspiring swimming pools and spas…if you dream it, it can be your reality!  But what if you have an inner-child that just can’t be silenced, or you want to provide an […]

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How to write a great online review

Posted on Nov 9, 2017 in Blog, General

Believe it or not, one of the most valuable things a company can receive from their clients is honest feedback.  In the world of outdoor living transformations, who better to know if a company needs improvements or accolades than homeowners who have just completed an outdoor project?  When working so closely with a service professional […]

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Top 5 designer touches for the front of your home

Posted on Nov 2, 2017 in Blog, Landscape Design

All homeowners like to take pride in their homes and properties, we are just naturally wired that way.  From the perfectly placed accoutrements and tidy guestrooms to the crystal-clear swimming pool water and cozy outdoor lounge set, we know that paying attention to the details makes our homes comfortable and welcoming.  In the grand scheme […]

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Landscape Spotlight: Hyacinth, Hyacinthus orientalis

Posted on Oct 26, 2017 in Blog, Plant and Tree

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of hyacinth?  We bet that you just closed your eyes and remembered its sweet and floral fragrance!  Hyacinths are one of the first delightful blooms in the spring and smell so beautifully aromatic, that by the time they fade, you are already looking […]

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Why is autumn the best time to plant?

Posted on Oct 19, 2017 in Blog, Plant and Tree

Spring planting…fall planting…which is best?  We have all heard that the fall season is the best time to install bulbs and plantings, but do we really know why?  Is it because our family members have done it for generations, so we just simply follow suit or are there actual solid reasons to do so?  Besides […]

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What to know about installing an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven

Posted on Oct 12, 2017 in Blog, Fire Feature, Landscape Design

Take a drive by your local brick oven pizza place any night of the week, chances are they are almost always packed.  There is no scientific explanation required as to why these places are so popular…pizza prepared in a wood-fired oven is just flat out delicious!  Of course, it wasn’t long before restaurant goers realized […]

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Hot tub or spa?

Posted on Oct 5, 2017 in Blog, Water Feature

Hot tub…spa…same thing, right? Kind of yes, kind of no-not really.   The words hot tub and spa are commonly used as synonyms, but that shouldn’t be the case.  While both are cumbersome “tubs” full of jetted hot water that is used for relaxation, entertainment and therapy, they are not technically the same outdoor living feature. […]

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Landscape Spotlight: Japanese Painted Fern, ‘Athyrium nipnicum var. pictum’

Posted on Sep 28, 2017 in Blog, Plant and Tree

If you are a fan of Facebook, you have most likely seen the memes making their rounds that say things like, “In a world full of *insert a celebrity’s name here*, be a * insert the complete antithesis of that first celebrity here*.”  While we may not always understand who these people are or what […]

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Narrow backyard? No need to sacrifice!

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Blog, Landscape Design

Investing in a property can come with its own set of compromises, and for some homeowners, this may equate to a compromise in outdoor space.  Owning a property with a tight, narrow or awkward-shaped backyard doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice beauty, comfort and function outdoors!  While the size and shape of the lot may […]

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