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What Ornamental Trees Are Enjoyed From Inside The Home?

We’re naturally always concerned about the outside of the house.  After all, that’s our responsibility as landscape contractors. But shouldn’t we consider what our clients see from the inside? During your walk around the house make a point of asking homeowners what rooms are which from the outside. They’ll most likely invite you in so you […]

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Why Window Boxes Should Be Considered In The Landscape

Window boxes are one of those design features you rarely see specified in a landscape design.  More often they are a request of the homeowner, or perhaps an after-thought once the project is either done or well underway. The Benefits of Window Boxes Once you realize how effective they can be in your designs you […]

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Converting Wood Steps To Masonry

Why Consider Masonry Steps Over Wood? Whether you are deciding on steps as part of new construction or to replace existing wood steps, these are 3 aspects to consider: Longevity Upkeep & maintenance Safety Longevity.  I often mention the wearing affects of exposure and the outdoor elements on everything in the landscape.   From a practical […]

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Make Your Planting Design Simple And Practical

This simple planting design covers a number of key considerations when planning a landscape. What is the main purpose of the planting design? How much and what “level” of care will be given to this landscape? How will the gardens look throughout the year? What’s the purpose for this planting design? Sometimes there is an […]

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