The old saying, “You never have a second chance to make a first impression,” is true—and it’s certainly true when it comes to your home’s front yard. After all, your front yard is what neighbors, friends, and family notice first about your home. What does your front yard say about you? Does your front yard complement your home, reflecting your unique style—or does it miss the mark?
A client recently purchased a modest ranch on 1 acre. They wanted to remodel the home and formulate a plan on how to care for the existing heirloom gardens created by the former owner. This was a very overwhelming task to the homeowner, who had no idea what a treasure they had. Not knowing where to start we made a list of priorities, which was to be incorporated into an overall working plan.
You’ve most certainly seen a hydrangea or two in about every garden you encounter. But do you know which one to use in your garden? There are a lot of hydrangeas out there. A lot!
When it comes to priorities in the lives of homeowners, few can argue that the family will be at the top of the list for most of us. Family can be a very large motivating factor when considering hiring a company to complete a series of backyard patio designs. As our families go through different stages in life, the outdoor needs of the family change. Take, for example, a new family purchasing a starter home. The home’s aesthetics may take on a high priority, focusing on front yard landscaping ideas, and curb appeal, giving the home an updated look.
This saying is true, but it also reveals any drainage issues that may be present in the landscape. Tackle them now so that you can enjoy the rest of the season in your garden.
Well it’s just around the corner and if you have a green thumb you are probably itching to get out there! Here in the Midwest the weather can change every 15 minutes! So, if you think those plants are ready to be planted, let’s make sure you select the most cold hardy to get you through to warmer weather!
Limited on space? Have a bare wall or fence? Make your garden an integral part of your space by designing vertically; this is a great way to draw attention to an area or disguise an unattractive view. It …
Just because the leaves have fallen and the gardens have been put to bed, doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the outdoors. It’s time to get festive. Winter greens are a great way to add life to planters. There are …
It’s not quite time to hang up the gardening tools just yet. Even though it’s quite cold and you may even see some snowflakes, now is the best time to plant bulbs for a punch of color in the …