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February 27, 2013 0 Comments

Ever since starting my landscape design firm I've had an opportunity to meet with a lot of people, look at a lot of yards, and have a lot of conversations about how they

February 15, 2012 2 Comments

You've decided to use flagstone in the landscape. Good call! You may not be done making decisions, however. If the stone will be used in an application where you see the edge of

February 7, 2012 2 Comments

Every once in a while I'll look over a drawing from another designer and see sweetgum trees in the plant legend. If they're near the house or in a commercial setting, I usually

June 3, 2009 2 Comments

ICON_PLACEHOLDEREstimated reading time: 2 minutes I like my big projects, but there's also something really rewarding about taking a "normal" sized yard and making it something special. I just stopped in at a

March 20, 2009 2 Comments

[caption id="attachment_347" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="seeds started in homemade newspaper pots"][/caption] If you're like everyone else, you want to improve your home and garden, but you also want to get the most value for

March 12, 2009 0 Comments

ICON_PLACEHOLDEREstimated reading time: 4 minutes Landscaping, gardening, whatever you want to call it- it's pretty forgiving. I'm of the school of thought that you can't actually have flowers that clash with one another,

February 23, 2009 0 Comments

Concrete pavers have come a long way in the last decade. Back then, they were essentially a compromise product: if the client wanted a patio and didn't want a concrete slab, but couldn't

February 13, 2009 0 Comments

I've been conversing with a new landscape designer in Ohio, and sharing with him some of my thoughts and work processes. He asked me how to determine when a retaining wall is necessary