Prepare the Backyard for Winter

hardscapesIn cold-weather

It seems like in just a matter of days you went from lounging around the pool to huddling around the fire pit and rubbing your hands together to keep warm. Indian Summer has come and gone and you know it’s time – time to pack away all vestiges of Summer and put the garden to bed.

You’ve already made the mental list of your agenda; in fact you probably have it committed to memory, because in any cold-weather state, you know that each of the four seasons involve their own separate and distinct outdoor chore list. Continue reading

Hardscape Design Trends

hardscapesThe most popular trend in Hardscape design today is paver bricks. They are durable and come in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes and are the perfect accessory for all around your home, from driveways and front walks to elaborate patios in your backyard living area – pavers are simply the way to go. Continue reading

What is Landscape Design?

landscape and garden designIf you regularly subscribe to home and gardening publications, or peruse the internet looking at impressive landscape ideas, you might have come across the term “landscape design” and words associated with it to describe people who specialize in that field. These experts are referred to as “landscape architects”, “landscape designers”, or sometimes “landscape consultants”. Wikipedia, the online source most people frequent these days, defines landscape design as “an independent profession and a design and art tradition, practiced by landscape designers, combining nature and culture. In contemporary practice landscape design bridges between landscape architecture and garden design.” Continue reading

Fall Landscape Design Ideas

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Fall décor is more than pumpkins

You may think the Spring and Summer are the seasons for creating the ultimate design and coordination of color in your garden and backyard living space, but this is not true. The Fall season is a wonderful time to create a picturesque setting of shrubs and trees which every Fall will be cloaked in Mother Nature’s many hues: crimson, gold and burnt orange to name a few. The finest paintbrushes and most-extraordinary pigments could never hope to duplicate those exquisite colors that nature has created for us. Most gardeners, or people in general, look at Fall as a time of harvest and putting the garden to bed. It is a sad ritual for someone who has tended their perennials, rose bushes and annuals with the utmost of care by deadheading and fertilizing regularly and watering sometimes daily throughout the growing season. If you’re lucky, in a cold-weather state such as New Jersey, the TLC you’ve rendered to your prized flowers and bushes might have them still blooming profusely throughout the Fall. If you want a yard that is ablaze in color throughout the Fall season, why not seek the advice of a contractor whose expertise is in landscape design in Monmouth County? He or she will enable you to choose the best combination of trees, bushes, shrubs, vines and groundcover to create the best of Fall’s bounty of beautiful colors and astounding foliage, right in your own backyard.
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