A well maintained commercial landscape can add to the value of your property and landscape lighting is an important element of your overall design. There are many other benefits you can gain from adding lighting and here are a few of the reasons you don’t want to overlook this detail.
Now that your commercial property has been beautifully landscaped, it is important to maintain it. Professional landscape maintenance is the easiest way for you to ensure your property is in top shape all year long.
That time of year is coming up: the time when severe and damaging weather is more likely. So many people don't realize just how bad severe weather can wreak havoc on your landscape by killing plants, discoloring leaves, and damaging trees. There are, however, a few steps you can take to minimize risks and protect your landscape during the riskiest months.
Annually, more than 200,000 kids injured are injured on playgrounds across the nation. Many of these injuries occur as a result of falls to the ground. A playground surface should be designed to provide protection for children as they swing, slide, climb, jump and run. This requires materials that have the proper thickness to provide sufficient depth and absorb shock.
Creating a wildlife habitat within your landscape design has many benefits. Besides creating a tranquil setting that supports the animals within your ecosystem, a wildlife habitat also tends to be lower maintenance by using plants that thrive in the region. The National Wildlife Federation gives a set of criteria that determines whether a design qualifies as a wildlife habitat, and each piece plays a role in attracting and sustaining wildlife.
Zen gardens have evolved from their Buddhist monk origins and may now include lighting, artwork, water features and bridges. How you want your Zen garden interpreted is a reflection of your personal tastes and should fit with your overall landscape design. Basic Zen gardens are low maintenance and their beauty can be appreciated even on rainy or snowy days when viewed through windows.
If you have a pet there is a big chance it spends some of it's time outside. Living in a home with small outdoor spaces can make this challenging, especially when your pet needs to use the bathroom outdoors. You may also have a bigger yard however finding the time to take care of may be near impossible. No matter whether you have a small courtyard, a large yard or a green roof, there are solutions that can help make life easier for both you and your pet. Artificial turf is one of these solutions.
Contemporary fire pits are pre-fabricated and can be purchased from hardware stores. In its most basic form, however, a fire pit is simply an artificial hole dug into the ground. One step up from this very basic design would be a structure constructed from bricks or stones. A fire pit can set off your outdoor decor by combining the best elements of masonry and stonework to really spoil your guests.
Our team recently completed the landscaping design work of Crosswinds Annapolis Towne Centre in Annapolis, MD. Crosswinds Annapolis is a new luxury apartment complex located at the Annapolis Towne Centre.
For anyone thinking about adding some landscaping to improve your property it is a good idea to know what climactic zone you are in. Paying attention to your climactic zone and using plants that thrive in your area can mean the difference between success and failure when it comes to growing plants for your landscaping. Of course, your landscape professional can always help you decide on appropriate plants. But if there are some plants you have in mind, determining the zone you are in can be helpful.