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What’s Your Backyard Personality?

Have you ever walked into a room and you’re immediately overcome with a particular feeling? We’ve all experienced it at one time or another, but what causes this instantaneous change in how you feel? Your surroundings are usually the number one influencer as to how you feel at any given moment.


Similarly, your outdoor environments have the same effect on you. Which begs the question –  what type of outdoor environment will best compliment you? In order to answer that question, you first should determine your backyard personality.


We categorize backyard personalities into three primary groups: lively, relaxed or social. Many individuals already have an indication as to what kind of backyard will benefit them the most. In fact, in a recent survey we discovered that 32 percent want a backyard that allows them to be social, whereas 68 percent want a backyard that relaxes them. With the right landscape architect, your backyard really can bring out the best in you! So, which one are you?

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Build a Sustainable Landscape – Not Just a Green One

As a homeowner who has invested in the beauty and design of your landscape, it is important to consider the future. How will the landscape fair through the seasons and various weather patterns? Will it become a burden to maintain or somewhat easy? How do you know what to do when in order to ensure your landscape investment has longevity?


Maintaining a healthy landscape as it ages is no easy task in our ever-changing environment. Marc Funderburk, President of LandPatterns, recognizes that “landscape design is far more advanced than it used to be as we’ve become smarter in how we design and utilize our landscape resources. We have not only learned from the past and expanded our plant knowledge, but we also look to what the future brings in terms of plant health and upkeep.”


The world around us is constantly changing; the environment, the climate, it all makes a difference. We are beginning to experience environmentally parched conditions and we must consider the utilization of our Earth’s resources. We are forced to ask the question, “How are we going to ensure our landscapes are sustainable for the long term?”

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A House is Not a Home Without a Backyard Utopia

Have you ever visited a friend’s house for a cookout and as you entered their backyard it’s as if you’ve entered an entirely different world?  This is the impact that a properly remodeled backyard can have on homeowners and visitors alike.  The alterations that need to be made to a backyard go well beyond trimming the trees and planting new flowers.  It’s a detailed process in which many elements require evaluation and deep-thought in order to achieve homeowners’ desires, and more importantly, to be long lasting.

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