Winter Blues…. Cabin Fever???
We are Just as Anxious as you Are to See That Spring is just Around the Corner! After this latest snow event we thought you may rather concentrate on something warm and inviting so let’s take a look at what’s trending for Spring 2016.
Spring Trends 2016
Container Gardens Add interest to your Outdoor Living Areas with Container Gardens. There are many shapes, colors and materials to use for your containers. The possibilities are Endless. Plant selections vary depending on conditions and the look you are trying to achieve.
Fire Pits The Fire Pit trend is getting more extensive. Fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are the # 1 requested design feature today. A well designed fire pit can provide a great focal point for any outdoor space. It extends your outdoor entertaining, to year round and adds ambiance to any outdoor activity. Entertain in style and add a dramatic fire pit to your landscape.
There are so many other options that we would love to discuss with you …. Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation.
Rainwater is becoming more & more important, and keeping it on site is an emerging trend. Rainwater Harvesting is being used in the landscape as a water feature and as an auxiliary water source as in this catchment pond.
Implementing more than one rainwater management technique will help achieve optimum results. Rain Barrels can be set up to collect rain water for watering plants. A few great selections are pictured. Let us help you find the perfect one for your mountain home.
Rain Gardens also can be designed and built to help retain water in the soil and prevent run off. A variety of hardy native plants can be selected for rainscaping. Regionally native plants species are adapted to climate and soil as well as fluctuations in rainfall. Once established, native plants need minimal irrigation and the need for fertilizers and pesticides can be reduced. Rain gardens can be maintained with little effort. A rain garden is a shallow depression that is planted with deep rooted native plants and grasses. It can support being a habitat for birds and butterflies. A rain garden will allow about 30% more water to soak into the ground.