Practical Landscaping Ideas
When people think about landscaping, they usually want ideas to improve their property's looks with beautiful plants, paths, water features, and lights. I usually direct them to first think about what they want their landscape to do for them in a very practical way
Starting from the ground up is the logical way to proceed.
If a beautiful yard doesn't provide the necessary function, it's just a beautiful yard that serves no purpose.
Looking at some landscapes from a distance, they seem nice, but, upon closer examination, you see little functionality.
One of the first landscaping needs to look at is good drainage.
Creating a Landscape Where Your Plants Thrive
Your landscape has an environment where plants thrive or suffer, depending on how it is created and cared for. This article is to help you create an environment on your property where plants thrive abundantly.
You've heard the saying, “what you put in you will get out” . Zig Zigler tells a story of two farmers driving in Alabama on a hot day in August. They both agree it's too hot and they are thirsty. So, they stop by a hand water pump behind a farm house and begin pumping. After pumping for several minutes, they realize they need to go to stream and bring a little water to prime the pump. They almost gave up thinking that there was no water left in that well, but finally after much effort and a little priming the water began and they got as much water as they needed.
Our landscapes are a lot like that well, if given the right input they'll produce abundantly fruit, flowers, fragrance, privacy...[Continued Inside]
Posted on July 16, 2017
How to start your dream landscape for less?
A beautiful, useful, safe, and easy to maintain landscape is greatly desired by homeowners. The mystery for most people is... how?
Let's start with a story about Dave and Connie. They purchased a home in Washougal and wanted to landscape it in a way that met their needs and desires. When meeting with them we discussed their wants and needs as we walked together around their property. They needed soil work, retaining walls, pathways, fencing, a water feature, plantings, outdoor lighting, and lawn. It was obvious that they needed help defining their project in a clear, cost effective manner. After talking with many landscape contractors, they had the wisdom to choose a professional landscape designer to create a written plan. See their testimony at Dave's testimony
You would not build a house without a set of written plans. Neither should you attempt a major landscape project without a written plan. Written plans clearly define the project for you, and your landscape...[Continued Inside]
Posted on June 13, 2017