Do you know your yards ideal mowing height?

Certain types of grasses have specific height requirements. If you maintain your lawns ideal height, it will reward you with a healthy, lush turf that will fend off weeds, drought and disease.  The myth of “…the short the grass, the less you’ll have to mow…” is the foundation to a problematic lawn. Mow you grass

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Feeling Zen

Zen Gardens, also known as Japanese Rock Gardens, inspired by Chinese Culture became popular in Japan. They should reflect a place of peace and calmness, a place to de-stress and relax; and reflecting the simplicity of life. A Zen Garden should have more than just one meaning to the viewer. They consist of natural elements

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What is a Pergola?

Pergolas are similar to arbors but larger wooden, or vinyl structures that provide a light, airy inviting space to define an outdoor room for socializing, dining, or just to relax.  They are free standing structures with no walls, and cross rafters for its ceiling/roof. However they may be attached to your home to create an

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What’s Your Garden’s Favorite Rock? Sandstone, of course!   Highlight your garden or lead your guests through your hillside out to your fire pit or up onto your patio, creating a clean classic Greek or Roman garden appeal. It’s up to your imagination, or our design can make suggestions for you, the options are endless.

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Why Use Mulch?

Mulch helps stop soil from compaction during downpours. Loose, uncompact soil yields healthy plant roots. Also, mulch slows water runoff and reduces soil erosion. Which means the beds absorb more rain water, so you don’t have to water as often. Suppresses most weeds and makes pulling weeds that do sprout easier to pull. Reduces disease

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Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 17th! Need some ideas?  How about creating a Firepit or BBQ / Grilling Haven for Dad? Call Contemporary Landscape Design for a consultation on all your outdoor projects.

Why settle for a grill when you can entertain with a fully functional Outdoor Kitchen?

This can as simple as enclosing a grill or including seating, patio, fire features, and much more. There are several options including pre-fav, natural stone, or a complete custom design. Be sure to consider portability, functionality, and upkeep in your decision.

Elemental Entertaining

Be it the crackle of fire or the lull of moving water, adding these elements to your outdoor living space is a fantastic addition. There are a variety of options from fire pits (gas, wood, propane) to bubblers, fountains, or even waterfalls. Create the perfect relaxing focal point for your needs.

Easy Care/Hardy Plants

Does you schedule leave you minimal time for your garden? Consider using these easy care / hardy plants: Peonies, Daylilies, Iris, and Daisies: All are fragrant and may be planted in Full Sun to Light Afternoon Shade. Fertilize in the Spring and divide in the Fall to early spring, if desired. Ribbon Grass, Liriope, and

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Landscape Solutions for Steep Hills and Slopes

Terrace Gardens – So, you want to update your landscape with a garden but have to contend with a steep hill or slope? A terrace garden may be your answer. This will allow you to grow a variety of plants and vegetables while utilizing the natural slope of your space