A landscape is constantly changing. Flowers bloom and die, water flows, stones erode, old trees may need to be cut down and new ones planted.
Each year is a new cycle, and over many years you may not even recognize where you started! If that sounds an awful lot like life, it should. Human cycles are not so different than plants and trees, birds, and butterflies. Each season that goes by is an opportunity to grow and change.
We have different needs during different stages of our lives, which means that our homes and yards and landscapes should evolve along with us. Today we’ve collected six blog posts that cover different ages and milestones in our lives, and the landscaping styles and techniques that can accommodate our outdoor needs through each stage.
Prepare A Stunning Landscape For Your Wedding Photos And Celebration
If you’re planning for the big day, you may be thinking about invitations and centerpieces, but you’re probably not thinking about what your yard looks like. But if you want to use your home as a backdrop for photos or a stage for a ceremony or reception, then that’s exactly what you should be thinking about.
A photo-worthy landscape can take some time to flourish, so try not to wait until the month before the event to start thinking about what to do with the eyesores and how to get the flowerbeds to look romantic. If you want a little inspiration, and some ideas for creating an outdoor space that can go from ceremony to post-honeymoon bliss, you’re in the right place!
A Landscaping Guide For New Homeowners
Whether you’ve just tied to knot, or are simply venturing out for the first time into the world of home ownership, you’ll probably want to put your own personal touch on the inside *and* outside of your new home.
Before you run to the nearest home improvement store and buy up all the potted plants, take a moment to consider how you want to use your space and what features will serve your lifestyle best. From new constructions to restorations to anything in between, this short guide can help you start off right so you can end with an outdoor space that looks great and provides years of enjoyment.
Design A Beautiful And Kid-Friendly Back Yard
If you’re resigned to a patchy lawn and not much else because the kids need a yard, it’s time to rethink that. A gorgeous landscape and a kid-friendly play space can coexist!
There are quite a lot of ways to turn beautiful landscape features into playful, and even educational, spots for kids to explore. From sand boxes to tree stumps, natural elements to manmade constructions, these are just a few ways to bring beauty and functionality to the same space so everyone in the family can enjoy it.
Kid Friendly Landscaping Ideas (That Grown Ups Will Love, Too)
Designing a kid-friendly and adult-approved landscape is not as hard as it sounds. Believe it or not, you can have perfect flowerbeds *and* mud pies, room for sports *and* a neat, tidy yard. It’s all in the planning, and in coming up with creative ways to make the whole family happy.
From outdoor games and hobbies to koi ponds and family gathering spots, there are many elements you can incorporate and many techniques to apply that will result in a stunning and enjoyable space for everyone, no matter their age.
Creative Landscaping For The Seasoned Outdoors Lover (Part 1: Evolve)
My, how the years fly by! If you or a loved one is ready to trade sand boxes for comfy seating, there are many ways to make your outdoor space more enjoyable and accessible. And of course, that doesn’t mean compromising on beauty!
These are some ways to adapt a landscape to evolving lifestyle needs, whether those include vision or mobility challenges, or just a need for a simpler, safer outdoor space.
Creative Landscaping For The Seasoned Outdoors Lover (Part 2: Innovate)
Are you more familiar with achy knees than cartwheels these days? Your back may ache a bit more, and you may not get around as quickly as you used to, but there’s plenty you can do to make your outdoor space more accommodating.
Whether you enjoy gardening or strolling, koi watching or coffee sipping, it’s time to get creative with your landscape! Here are some ideas you can implement to boost enjoyment and ensure that you’re getting the most of the sunshine and fresh air.
You experience many changes throughout life, and so does your landscape! If you’re entering a unique stage or have a special event coming up, contact us for a consultation, and let’s talk about creating a landscape that lives and grows with you.