Blending the Old with the New – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – November 2017

Sometimes it’s easier to begin with a clean slate when you’re embarking on a landscape construction project, but often there are important existing landscape features that benefit the final results by incorporating them into your new outdoor space.

Existing decks, fences, pools, and large trees are […]

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Plant Life is in the Roots – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – October 2017

Fall is the best time to plant trees, shrubs & perennials. Take a look around your yard—if a plant is healthy and thriving, there’s little doubt that the roots are strong and growing. For newly-planted trees, shrubs or perennials, the fall season can be the best time […]

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As Summer Season Turns to Fall – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – September 2017

Summer is winding down, but I think we would all agree there’s something special about the back-to-school season that’s filled with the promise of new beginnings. This time of year offers fall colors in bloom, and the bounty of harvesting fruits and vegetables from backyard gardens.

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Landscaping for the Long Term – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – August 2017

When it comes to your landscaping, long-term planning offers many rewards. Resale value, maintenance considerations and future landscape plans are a few reasons to plan ahead…now!

When planning the initial infrastructure for your landscape, start with the end in mind. […]

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Get Inspired – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – July 2017

As the days have gotten longer and music flows off Britt Hill, I know summer is definitely upon us. Around here, the natural surroundings of our historic town cast our summers with an almost magical quality.

While […]

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Enjoying Your Outdoor Space – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – June 2017

Summer is finally here so we can start enjoying our lawns and the outdoor living-areas where we’ve been investing our resources, creativity and personal style. And no one is happier about that than me. If you already have a patio, deck or outdoor area, I encourage you to get out […]

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On the Benefits of Gardening – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – May 2017

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt,
head in the sun, heart with nature.
To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body,
but the soul.
~ Alfred Austin

Gardening…I think it might mean something different to every person. To some it means hard work, to […]

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Technology and Your Landscape – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – April 2017

The use of technology in everyday life has sky rocketed. We have our “smart” house, “smart” phone, so how about our “smart” landscape? Even though technology impacts us all differently, we probably all agree that the use of technology to help make our life simpler and save us time is […]

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The Importance of Proper Drainage – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – March 2017

With wet weather having soaked Southern Oregon for a couple of months now, the topic of proper drainage should be on everyone’s mind. Many of my neighbors in Jacksonville ended-up buying sump pumps and extra hoses, in an effort to keep way too much rain water at […]

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Enjoying Year-Round Outdoor Living – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – October 2015

Finding a sense of peace and beauty in your own outdoor living area is something that most everyone dreams of creating. Doing so can be accomplished by adding a simple potted flower pot placed on a patio to installation of an infinity pool, outdoor fireplace, outdoor […]

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Taking that first step… – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – September 2015

Sarting new outdoor projects can be daunting, whether it’s the sheer size of the task or knowing that starting something is going to be a long and time-consuming commitment.

Projects around the house and specifically yard projects linger in our minds—some get done but others […]

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Retaining Walls: Down to Earth Benefits – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – August 2015

Retaining walls offer stunning aesthetics and down-to-earth benefits by beautifying your home, helping with erosion control and water drainage, and providing privacy to outdoor living areas. Retaining walls also increase the value of your home, which is a great return on your investment.

If you are planning to construct a retaining […]

By | July 29th, 2015|Featured Stories, Garden, Love Your Landscape|3 Comments

Outdoor Water Fountains… Beauty and Serenity – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – July 2015

From wall fountains to basin fountains, water features can be stylish and low maintenance, allowing you to create a serene oasis outside your door. Water fountains improve aesthetics, add home value and curb appeal, and establish a sense of balance and harmony in your landscape.

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Why Hire a Landscape Design Specialist? – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – June 2015

DIY landscaping projects can be a great way to work outside, gain new skills and increase your home’s value. However, there may be some outdoor projects that are too overwhelming or challenging for the average homeowner.

When considering an extensive landscape project, budget is always a primary concern. The thought of […]

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What’s Cooking…Outside? – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – May 2015

Outdoor kitchens are a great way to expand your overall living space. Outdoor cooking and entertaining can provide you with a summer “vacation” feel in your own backyard, and as a bonus, well-planned outdoor kitchens enable you to cook outside year-round!

Creating your outdoor […]

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Consider Synthetic Turf – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – April 2015

In recent years, the synthetic grass turf industry has experienced rapid growth despite the slow economy in the commercial and residential building markets. The turf industry coasted through the recession relatively unscathed, propelled by growing demand primarily due to advancements in quality and cost reduction efforts by sporting venues, municipalities, […]

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Trends in Outdoor Living Spaces – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – March 2015

Hardscapes encompass landscape components such as pavers, concrete, stone, brick, block or wood. As an industry, hardscaping saw significant growth in concurrence with the U.S. economic downturn when people started looking at outdoor living spaces in unconventional ways. Rather than spending hard- earned dollars on expensive get-away vacations, Americans began […]

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Light-up Your Landscape with Outdoor Lighting – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – November 2014

As winter approaches and the days get shorter, a perfect way to brighten your landscape is by adding a low voltage (LV) lighting system.

Though outdoor lighting is also very practical for security reasons, it’s also a great way to create an ambience that enhances your property and creates definition. By […]

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Fall is the Best Time to Plant – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – October 2014

Jacksonville is a wonderful place to enjoy fall colors! If you’ve lived here very long, you’ve probably identified your favorite tree for fall color, whether in your own yard or somewhere in town.

This month, we’ll have a show that lasts several weeks thanks to the large variety of deciduous trees […]

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Water Conservation Tips for Healthier, Green Grass – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – August 2014

Summer is definitely here with temperatures commonly soaring above 100 degrees, making it a challenge to keep our landscaping and lawn looking green and healthy. With current summer conditions, the demand for water can be extreme but there are ways to keep your water use low and your landscape looking […]

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Using Retaining Walls in Your Landscape – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – July 2014

Ordinarily, one’s reason for installing a retaining wall is for pure function, but in many cases, retaining walls can add depth, beauty and interest to a sloped or steeply-graded area.

There are many options when choosing materials for a new retaining wall. The style, color, and texture are all important but […]

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Adding Seasonal Beauty to Patios, Porches and Decks – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape, June 2014

It’s easy to add splashes of color to empty and challenging spaces on patios, porches and decks. This time of year, with flowers and landscapes in-bloom all around us, open spaces on patios, porches and decks can be challenging to soften due to a lack of color and/or greenery. One of […]

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Enjoying A Beautiful Summer Lawn – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – May 2014

Most of us in Jacksonville love having a thick, lush and beautiful lawn! This is a great time of year for planning, preparing and implementing turf care. Here are a few spring tips that will make your grass healthy, green and lush.

Most of us are familiar with natural fertilizers and […]

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The Effects of Cold Temperatures on Your Landscape – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – March 2014

After a record-setting dry and cold winter with little-to-no precipitation and some of the coldest consecutive days on record, it’s a good idea to check how your plants have fared.

We’ve barely received enough moisture to keep temperamental plants alive through this dry winter. I found myself watering some of my […]

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Love Your Landscape – by Adam Haynes

One of my favorite focal points in any landscape is the trees. Like me, the sheer number of trees is most likely one of your favorite things about living in Jacksonville...

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Summer’s Final Bloom – by Adam Haynes

With summer winding-down, there’s something about the back-to-school season that’s filled with promise of new beginnings...

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The Final “Bloom” of Summer – by Adam Haynes

No one likes the feeling that summer is winding down, but I think we can all agree there is something about the back-to-school season...

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Where the Best Yards Begin and End – by Adam Haynes

Now that summer is here, we can truly enjoy our lawns and the outdoor areas where we’ve invested...

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Let Summer Travels Be Your Guide – by Adam Haynes

As the days get longer, my family is spending more and more time at the baseball field, meaning summer is definitely here!

Outdoor Entertaining – by Adam Haynes

Create an inviting outdoor living area perfect for summer entertaining in Jacksonville!

Time to Celebrate Spring Colors – by Adam Haynes

Spring officially arrived on March 20 and with it the chance to spend more time outdoors...

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Why Landscape? By Adam Haynes

How does landscaping increase property value?

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A Garden That’s Good For You – by Adam Haynes

Research is showing a number of even greater benefits to owning and caring for a garden

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A Jacksonville Garden for All Seasons – By Adam Haynes

Plan to Plant a Garden for All Seasons – by Adam Haynes

If you’re like me, you look forward to the change of seasons here in Jacksonville.

When it comes to “seasons” in our home gardens, most of us simply highlight seasonal colors and textures in Spring and Summer only. However, a garden that keeps our attention […]

Your Piece of the Great Outdoors – by Adam Haynes

Let’s face it, we live to spend time outdoors...

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Create Curb Appeal and Living Enjoyment with Landscape Features – by Adam Haynes

Outdoor projects can freshen-up and enhance your entire home environment.

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Gardening: A Family Value – by Adam Haynes

A garden is a great family activity...

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Getting Ready for Spring – By Adam Haynes

Great tips for getting your lawn and garden looking its best

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Old & New Tools for Gardeners – By Adam Haynes

It’s not too early to be planning what to plant when the weather improves.

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Fall is a Great Time to Plant! by Adam Haynes

Seasonally speaking, this is a great time of year to plant trees and shrubs because it provides roots ample time to get established before Spring and the new growth that comes with it. When a plant goes dormant during the winter months, energy transfer occurs […]

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Using Water Wisely – by Adam Haynes

With summer temperatures soaring here in Jacksonville, keeping your lawn green and healthy requires using water wisely...

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Creating an Outdoor Kitchen – by Adam Haynes

Spending time outdoors during this time of year is a huge benefit of living here – creating a place to fully enjoy it even more may include the addition of an outdoor kitchen.

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Outdoor Living Areas – by Adam Haynes

Creating an outdoor living area that serves as a natural retreat or functional room will not only change your lifestyle but might just change your life!

Outdoor living areas provide areas to entertain, spend time with family and friends, and to simply enjoy ones natural surroundings. Here in Jacksonville, our great climate means there’s plenty of […]

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Retaining Walls for Function & Beauty- by Adam Haynes

Retaining walls not only serve a necessary function but can enhance your landscape...

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