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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Landscape Design: How To Effectively Use Annuals

Annuals (plants with a life cycle lasting no more than a year) provide bursts of color to your landscape throughout the Spring, Summer and yes, even Fall. Their use in landscape design is many, such as edging and bordering driveways, … Continue reading

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Planting Designs for Wet Spaces

If you find you own property that is a saturated wet area, do not worry. Even bogs and wet areas can be transformed into beautiful areas with a good landscape design. One way to address the situation is by draining … Continue reading

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Landscape Design: The Element of Height

One of basic concepts to focus on in landscape design is creating a rhythm and flow, a well planned orchestration, of vertical and horizontal plant layers containing varying heights and varying masses along the ground. Visually, the melody is apparent … Continue reading

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Planting Designs For Small Spaces

Designing a small area or garden does present some challenges.  The hurdles consist of curbing the quantity of plants to use in the design; maintaining a congruent color scheme; increasing the functionality of the selected hardscaping materials; and, lastly, creating … Continue reading

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First Impressions Count—Make The Most Of It

What makes your landscape really stand out from the rest in the neighborhood?  This is a very important question to ask yourself when assessing the appeal factor of your property. Without a doubt, the old adage “you never get a … Continue reading

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Landscaping: Designing With Texture

In simplest terms, “texture” pertains to an object’s sensory attraction to be touched or felt.  When applied to Landscape Design, texture is what amplifies the variables of depth, color and form.  Texture is what grabs the attention of our human … Continue reading

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