- The design process
- Unique and functional spaces
- Deck and Pergolas
- Entire landscape - Yanagi residence
- Entire landscape - Johnese residence
- Frontyard landscape - Dawdy residence
- Backyard landscape - Dereus residence
- Landscape installation
- Landscape Design for Water-wise Beauty
- Plant Select native border
- Plant and hardscape ideas
Inviting Entertainment Areas
Functional and inviting entertainment areas in the landscape may be extensions of the indoors and 'where the action is' or quiet nooks far from the hub allowing for more private conversations. Both are important in most landscapes yet every landscape and client is different and has different needs. It is important to evaluate how you would like to interact with your landscape and incorporate those desires into the landscape plan. A fire pit for chilly fall evenings, an outdoor kitchen, a reading nook with a swing...and the list goes on...
Many homes have dated or poorly designed entries that reveal little curb appeal. Some can be downright dangerous with multiple steps, no landings, narrow walkways, and plantings that are overgrown, unattractive and offer poor visibility for client safety. One of the best landscape renovation values is to update the entry of a home. If done attractively, and in a way that sets the home apart from other in the same age and value bracket, the payback can be handsome.