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The key to creating a truly resilient and sustainable stormwater management plan for your home landscape is to understand your site. Look at how water works in your landscape and how...
The key to creating a truly resilient and sustainable stormwater management plan for your home landscape is to understand your site. Look at how water works in your landscape and how...
Landscape Design Features Play With Natural Light
When I was studying photography in college, my professor said there were three things that were imperative in making a successful image: technical ability, access to the subject and light. That last point has always stuck with me, and I’ve realized...
Inside Houzz: Soft Geometry in a Modern Wisconsin Garden
Bob Gruendyke and Chrissy Kruger-Gruendyke didn’t let the fact that they live in Milwaukee deter them from wanting a Southern California–style, modernist-inspired landscape. It’s true their yard spends much of the year under a blanket of snow, but...
4 Ways Green Roofs Help Manage Stormwater
Green roofs have a number of environmental benefits. In addition to improving air quality, conserving energy and reducing the urban heat island effect, green roofs benefit water quality by absorbing water during small storms and slowing stormwater runoff...
15 Ideas for a Stunning Garden Path
Paths are invitations to explore, to step out of your home and venture into nature — even if it’s your own backyard....
Garden Walls: Gabion Evolves From Functional to Fabulous
In February, Seattle hosted the 27th annual Northwest Flower & Garden Show at the Washington State Convention Center. With 23 show gardens, nine city-living displays (balcony gardens aimed at apartment and...
Soak It Up: How to Manage Stormwater in Your Landscape
Snowmelt and spring rains are on their way, and in many places, excessive runoff from them is a recurring springtime problem. As a homeowner, you can help by allowing water to infiltrate your property instead of sending it offsite through...
The Abundant Garden Makes Room for Plants
Creating space for outdoor living has grown as a landscape trend since the middle of the last century, especially regarding small gardens, taking priority over using the garden to grow plants. But for some, the main reason for having a garden, no matter...
7 Spectacular and Practical Spring-Flowering Trees
The flowering cherries of Washington, D.C., the redbuds around Lake Michigan, the saucer magnolias of the San Francisco Bay Area — wherever you live, there's...
What to Know About Landscape Design Service Agreements
You have interviewed several landscape design professionals, and now you are ready to hire a professional designer for your landscape project. Congratulations!...
How to Hire a Landscape Architect
You see all of the breathtaking gardens on Houzz and cruise the portfolio pages of landscape architects while dreaming about the possibilities for your own landscape. Landscape architects have many different styles and approaches, diverse backgrounds...
Think Turquoise to Energize or Soothe the Garden
Turquoise, the greenish-blue color that takes its name from the ornate gem, is believed to create a feeling of calm and well-being. Turquoise is touted as a great color to revive interiors, but how about our gardens? Turquoise is one of the most vibrant...
DIY Tree Forts and Deck Bring Out the Neighborhood Kids
While living in a small 1920s bungalow in downtown Orlando, Florida, with their son, this professional couple found out they were expecting another child. They left the downtown area in search of more space and lucked into a semisuburban home...
How to Help Your Home Fit Into the Landscape
Winter’s cold, dreary days are the most splendid days for daydreaming. Many people find distraction and solace in planning outdoor projects that will commence with the warmer, kinder days of spring. Planning now will save precious time later, particularly...
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