Ideas/Trends

Feng Shui is the practice of arranging your environment to maintain and build chi, which the Chinese believe is the positive energy flow that connects all things. Thoughtfully arrange your environment and reduce your clutter, which blocks energy flow, and you can enhance your life. Here’s a primer on getting started. Analyze your life and…

Most of us think of reducing the driving of our gas-guzzlers and using twirly lightbulbs when we hear the term ‘going green’. But the term applies to the landscape industry also (besides being a pun). Here are a few ideas for making small changes to your landscape that can contribute big results to the health…

Landscape lighting today offers wonderful opportunities to express your inner Picasso and create an outdoor space that feels like a room extension of your house. Some of the following tips will ‘light’ the way for you. Don’t follow the look they display on the outside of the box, because it is for showing the fixture,…

My latest travels took me to the Chile and Argentina wine regions in March, which happens to be their early fall harvesting time. After seeing the higher altitude region in Mendoza and the overflowing amount of bodegas in that region, I was inspired to pursue the idea of incorporating grape vines into our backyards here…

Most people underestimate the value and effect a great front yard can produce. It is the first impression visitors gather about who you are and how you live. It can make a strong positive statement to prospective homebuyers as well. Consider how a guest gets to your front door from where they park and what…

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