Dreaming About a Pool? Things to Consider

 

Does the warming weather have you daydreaming about a backyard pool? Before you jump in and make your dream a reality, let us share some of the basics, both practical and aesthetic. To help you make some important decisions about the place where your family will cool off and entertain, we go through a straight forward process to extract the details we need from you in order to make that dream become reality.   Continue reading

Right Plant Right Place – Weather Wise

WEATHER CONSIDERATIONS IN LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Outdoor spaces are easy to enjoy when the weather is warm and the sun is shining. Just as much as you enjoy those moderate weather conditions, so do your plants and other outdoor elements. But when the weather is cold, rainy, windy or if there’s snow in the forecast, your outdoor elements don’t get to come inside. Designing with weather in mind can enable you to relax, entertain and enjoy your outdoor living space throughout the seasons without as many worries about plant loss, pavers heaving, drainage issues, etc.

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Decks vs. Patios FAQs

Adding a deck or patio to your home not only increases its value, but also your available living space. In fact, many homeowners think of their deck or patio as an outdoor living room, dining room or, in some cases, even kitchen. Choosing whether to build a deck or patio deserves careful attention as either can give you years of enjoyment. Hopefully, these FAQs will provide some direction when weighing your options. Continue reading

Integrated Landscapes

Integrated landscape management involves long-term collaboration among different groups of land managers and stakeholders to achieve multiple objectives and expectations within the landscape for local livelihoods, health and well being. There are many different approaches to integrated landscape management, with different entry points, processes and institutional arrangements.

Stacked Rock Basics

A stacked rock wall is any stone wall constructed without the use of mortar to bind it together. Retaining walls and freestanding accent walls can be built using the stacked rock technique. These walls gain strength from the weight of interlocking stones stacked with a slight batter, or upward and backward slope.