Month: January 2011

Made in the Shade

Color without the commitment. For those clients who like their landscapes to change with the seasons, annual plants are the way to go. Annuals offer contrast against a backdrop of perennial plants – and when used in comination with perennials, you can diversify the landscape at will without having to completely replace beds. Plus, annuals […]

Sophisticated Spaces

Sophisticated Spaces 10 Guidelines for outdoor kitchen design It is a home feature that continues to grow in demand. Acquiring the skills needed to design and install it opens up new business possibilities for firms and designers involved in the landscape industry. A recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) study found that demand for […]

Design, then Build

Why do you think they call it landscape architecture? It’s no different than any other home construction or improvement project. It begins with an idea and a budget. Then you consult the experts- architects, contractors and designers to develop the plan and design. And, of course, there’s always a set of permits and approvals to […]

Cornett Project

  Thirteen years ago my husband and I built just the right house, in just the right neighborhood, on just the right street. The lot, on the other hand, wasn’t so right. In fact it was just wrong -soil of rock and clay, no privacy, no trees and a steep hillside with a less than […]