Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017

Make your landscaped pool project a perfect experience

In dealing with many potential and existing clients I've come to notice that many of them do not know what it takes, or the time it takes, to design and build the pool setting they have envisioned. First of all, they sometimes confuse companies that install pools with companies like ours—landscape design and build contractors that start with a blank slate and custom design, and then install and build—the pool and landscaping that ideally matches their vision. They may even start their search by talking with the wrong types of contractors altogether—often a confusing and inefficient use of their time. ..

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Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Landscape Design for odd spaces

We wrote about this project in our post Landscape design—save money by using the best of what you already have on Monday, July 28, 2014. Recall that in this project our client wanted to take their yard to the next level and optimize the use of their space  ..

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Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2013

Garden Features that help you beat the heat

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Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013

Every property needs trees!

In Toronto we wait six to seven months to finally have our precious summer back and a large portion of it is too darn uncomfortable to sit out in. So, what's the answer? Do we all migrate indoors to the comfort of our air conditioning? Heck no! The answer is… ..

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Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013

Short on budget? Consider a multi-phased implementation approach for your next landscaping project

Unless you've just won the lottery the truth for most of us is that the private landscape oasis of our dreams just doesn’t match our budget. ..

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Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

This winter, get creative—and create your own Garden Planting Plan.

There's an old carpenter's adage: measure twice, cut once. This applies to planning your garden too. It is hard to make changes once the plants are in the ground. ..

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Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2012

It's Fall in Toronto, but there are still gardening chores to do

In my last post I suggested that you should start thinking about your 2013 landscaping projects now because getting your landscape design done in advance—over the winter—allows you to get construction started without delay as soon as the snow is off of the ground next year. So, instead of calling your landscape Design and Build Contractor just to find out that he is already booked until mid-summer, you can be first off of the mark. ..

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Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2012

When it comes to decks and fences, the gate can make the difference between OK and GREAT!

"Beware of the person who can't be bothered by details." ..

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Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012

Outdoor lighting will enhance the look and ambiance of your outdoor living space

An often overlooked element of landscape design is the lighting plan. Creatively adding lighting to your outdoor living space and yard can make a huge difference to its look and feel. The effect can be subdued and relaxing or stunning and dramatic. ..

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Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Visual texture plays a big role in the aesthetics of your garden

One of the things I love about being a landscape designer is the richness of the palette that I have to work with. Let’s look at just one design element: texture..

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Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer in Toronto is deck and patio weather—part II

Are you a deck person or patio person? Do you like the smell of wood after a rainfall or would you prefer the feel of cold stone under your feet? ..

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