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 a good idea. Just like […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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...
With summer winding-down, there’s something about the back-to-school season that’s filled with promise of new beginnings...
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...
Now that summer is here, we can truly enjoy our lawns and the outdoor areas where we’ve invested...
As the days get longer, my family is spending more and more time at the baseball field, meaning summer is definitely here!
Create an inviting outdoor living area perfect for summer entertaining in Jacksonville!
Spring officially arrived on March 20 and with it the chance to spend more time outdoors...
How does landscaping increase property value?
Research is showing a number of even greater benefits to owning and caring for a garden
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 […]
Let’s face it, we live to spend time outdoors...
Outdoor projects can freshen-up and enhance your entire home environment.
A garden is a great family activity...
Great tips for getting your lawn and garden looking its best
It’s not too early to be planning what to plant when the weather improves.
With summer temperatures soaring here in Jacksonville, keeping your lawn green and healthy requires using water wisely...
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.
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 […]
Retaining walls not only serve a necessary function but can enhance your landscape...