Tag: Landscapes

A Small Yard Now Big on Entertaining

A Small Yard Now Big on Entertaining

My client lamented that they rarely ventured in to the yard and only occasionally ate on the deck.   With judicial use of existing elements and few bold strokes, they now have spaces that they use and entertain in almost daily.

Front Parking and Safety

Front Parking and Safety

A reconfigured driveway with parking pad, turn-around, stairs, lighting and handrails improves the safety and appearance of a 1940’s home on a busy street.

Backyard Privacy

Backyard Privacy

A custom cedar pergola with ceiling fans keeps mosquitoes at bay. Along with a tapestry of new plantings and a cedar screen, the yard feels at once more secluded and larger.

Curb Appeal, Comfort & Safety

Curb Appeal, Comfort & Safety

Before and After Pictures of a Project Using Landscaping to Create Curb Appeal, Comfort and Safety for pre-war 1930’s brick ranch.

Curb-Appeal: A 2-Week Make-Over

Curb-Appeal: A 2-Week Make-Over

Paint, Lighting, Furniture and Decoration dramatically increase the curb-appeal and charm of a neighborhood 4-Square.

4 Rules for a Spectacular Garden

4 Rules for a Spectacular Garden

Folks often stop and remark on my garden. It’s fairly young – going on 3 years – with lots and lots left to do. But by thinking through the 4 rules, below, the garden feels much more mature than its years.

A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place

A New Front Porch and Remodeled Entry Garden Welcomes Family and Visitors.

Idyllic Backyard Retreat

Idyllic Backyard Retreat

For this modest home in Silver Spring, Maryland, we created an idyllic outdoor retreat with strong indoor-outdoor connections. Shown above is the al fresco dining room — with walls of foliage and cedar — in the fence and pergola.

Entry Gardens To Define Your Home

Entry Gardens To Define Your Home

This article is about how garden design effects the “feel” of your home. An entry garden can make a home feel more or less formal. It can make an imposing home feel less or more imposing and it can make a modest home feel more or less modest.

You Can Landscape Now for Tomorrow’s Garden Room

You Can Landscape Now for Tomorrow’s Garden Room

I’m sitting in another home just a few blocks away. It was built in 1917 and I’ve been here just about a year. And I’m frustrated beyond belief that I don’t yet have the money to build the addition in the back that will connect me to the out of doors! My response is to spend most of my spare time working on the landscape