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Now it’s Time to Backyard-Dream!

During the dormant season you can take time to assess your backyard, identifying the features which worked well for you and which ones might need improvement. Maybe you would like to create a more inviting backyard with more areas to sit and…

Why Did My Ever-greens turn into Ever-browns?

Last winter was one of the longest and coldest in recorded history. We finally started seeing the warmer end of the long cold tunnel when many of us couldn’t believe our eyes what we saw happening to our evergreen trees in our yards; many trees such…

Backyard Moments to Cherish

As a designer I often have the rewarding task to transform a backyard into a getaway oasis. In this hectic pace of everyday life many of us are looking for a way to wind down and relax in our own garden when…

Creating Healthy Balance In Your Yard

With the building lot sizes shrinking and the houses getting larger it becomes much more challenging to create a balanced yard layout.

Applying balance, one of the main design principles when designing a yard, is a way to counter the visual and ecological weight of hardscaped areas with living green masses like trees, shrubs, perennials and lawns, or with natural water features such as ponds, streams and waterfalls.

Wildlife – Love you – Love you not

When it comes to our yards we all have our mixed feelings in regards to wildlife, large or small, from deer to butterflies. In many areas where the natural habitat of wildlife, especially deer, has been eradicated to make space for housing, the…