project coordinator, landscape project manager, organizing project, landscaping design

How A Landscaping Project Coordinator Benefits Yоu

You’ve spent your time and energy contemplating what you’d like your landscape to be like. You may have collected images for months, considering your options, or worked with a landscape designer. You have a plan and know what final result you want.  Why bother planning if the plan isn’t going to be followed? Or if...

outdoor design, yard design, property design planning
Landscape Design

Using a Focal Point in Your Landscape

A beautiful landscape doesn’t feel scattered, there is always a center pulling it all together. You might call it a focal point, a centerpiece, a unifying feature. There’s no one right way to provide a center to your landscape. You have to find what suits you, based on your values and how you intend to...

new plantings, landscape design, landscape architecture, landscape project

New Plantings: What Do They Need?

Getting your new plantings off to a healthy start will help the new greenery mature to its full size and provide the benefits you chose it for throughout its lifetime.  When to Plant Fall, late winter, or early spring might be the best time for your new additions to go into the ground. Cool weather...

trees, tree health, landscaping with trees
Landscape Design

Guard the Health of Your Trees

Trees bring so much to a landscape. They also take years to foster and grow into the majestic old-growth trees that we all love. We can always add young trees, and transplant or move slightly more established tress, but mostly older trees must stay where they are. So your best plan to to keep them...

Landscape Design Trends from around the world
Landscape Design

5 Landscape Design Trends Around the World

We’re in the middle of May, and it’s starting to get warmer outside. This is a great time to look at what’s in style, look at the trends, and evaluate your landscape. Here are five trending landscape design ideas you may want to adopt. Landscape Design Trends   1. Make it Green One of the major...

increase home value, selling your home, landscape design plans
Landscape Design

Landscaping Design to Increase Your Home’s Sale Price

If you know you’ll be selling your home in a year or five, you may think investing in your landscape makes no sense, but you couldn’t be further from the truth!   Getting Ready to Sell Your Home It’s always seemed odd that right before selling one’s home they upgrade appliances, replace floorings, and paint...

landscape plans, landscaping architecture plan, garden yard
Landscape Design

Make Summer Landscape Plans Now

Summer is the season we tend to spend the most time outdoors. Our yards become an extension of our living quarters like at no other time of year. To get the most enjoyment out of your long summer days, you’ll want to have any landscaping projects wrapped up in time to enjoy them this year....

drought resistant cold snap, water friendly frost sensitive
Drought Friendly

Protecting Drought Tolerant Plants in Low Temperatures

  Many California gardens and landscapes have been making the move to drought tolerant and native species plants. California’s dry climate and an urge to conserve limited water resources makes a great case for succulents, native grasses, and other dry-hardy plantings.   Why is Drought Tolerant So Good?   There are so many benefits to...

no-water drought safe landscaping
Drought Friendly Landscape Design

Beautiful Features for Your Yard That Don’t Need Watering

We all want to have welcoming, beautiful outdoor areas, and the easier they are to take care of the better. Another dimension is added into our landscape planning when we consider drought resistance, or water conservation. You’ve probably already thought of using native plants. You may have considered paving large areas too, to make them...

lawn-free drought friendly
Drought Friendly Landscape Design

Drought Resistant Landscaping: Should You Go Lawn-Free?

Californians have been becoming more and more aware of a need to go about our daily lives with our environmental impacts in mind. We recycle, carpool, try to eat locally, and increasingly, we’re pulling up our lawns. You can now hang up the lawnmower keys and install more creative, more water conscious landscapes.   Advantages...