Posted on Monday, August 29, 2016

HOUZZ readers like our landscaping ideas

I debated as to whether I was going to mention this in our blog. HOUZZ readers—architects and laypeople alike—have saved our pictures over 100 times, and we are getting more saves every day. ..

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Posted on Friday, August 12, 2016

Add Natural Stone to Your Landscape

Few landscaping features can add a sense of luxurious timelessness to your landscape like Armour Stone. ..

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Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2016

Backyard Transformation—Before & After Video

We are often asked if we have before and after pictures of our projects. Prospective clients can relate to the before pictures—as they often look like their own backyards—and love to see the "transformation" from the before to the after. It helps them see the possibilities for their outdoor spaces. ..

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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Cabana makes a Great Landscape Design Feature

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Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Choose the right landscape designer and anything's possible

When you choose the right landscape designer, one who asks you the right questions, anything is possible.  ..

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Posted on Friday, April 22, 2016

A "Pool" or "A Landscaped Pool Oasis", what are you looking for?

This is an important question and an important distinction. It can have a big influence on the investment needed for your project, the contractors qualified to do your project, and how your project will look when it's finished. ..

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Posted on Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The 2 most critical things to know about hiring a contractor

A few days ago I received this letter from a potential client who did not choose us to do their work. They had a specific budget and instead of shaving our quality or cutting corners to get the job, we held firm on our quote and did not get the business. The letter tells of their unhappy experience with the contractor they did hire. ..

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Posted on Monday, March 28, 2016

Is there a swim spa in your future?

With our aging population, and I’m one of them, there is a greater than ever interest in activities that keep us fit yet are low impact—more than one of my friends can no longer run because of bad knees. With our busy lives, another consideration is to incorporate an activity that fits into our busy schedules. And, if we’re going to keep doing it long after our initial I’ll-do-it-come-hell-or-high-water motivation wanes, it has to be convenient, enjoyable, and even offer us a few perks that will get us doing it when everything in our being is saying, “NOT TONIGHT, I’m too dang tired!” ..

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Posted on Friday, February 26, 2016

What does trade association membership tell you about a contractor?

Is being a member of an industry trade association an important attribute in deciding on a contractor? Ultimately, only you can decide. ..

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Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Creating Shade is an important Element of Landscape Design

Looking at the shade protection provided by your property is an integral part of our design process. ..

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Posted on Monday, January 18, 2016

Houzz Readers: Thank You for Your Reviews!

Remodeling and Home Design ..

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