Now’s the time to plan for spring! Plant bulbs for Wow effect now! Don’t let another year go by without improving your landscape. A characteristic of ‘Landscapes for Better Living’ is generous displays of spring flowering bulbs. There is nothing like the effect of waves and drifts of color to brighten up a dreary spring day in mud season like flowering bulbs! The most successful landscape designs include spring flowering bulbs in the planning. This also reinforces the need for a well developed plan. Last fall and early winter we created some really sensational plans, such as the ‘Where Heaven Smiles’ landscape. Our best work usually starts with a theme as well as design concept. This is a good example of careful planning and phased installation and construction. This project involved custom masonry, carpentry, storm water management, a large water feature (natural swimming pool with stream and waterfall) extensive planting designed to attract beneficial insects, birds and butterflies etc.. The planting produced a continuously colorful display throughout the season. Screening and framing was considered important to create rooms with a water view and a sense of intimacy. Architectural drawings/plans and permits were required. Even the smallest details were considered and allowed for. For instance, while the swimming pond is filtered and cleaned primarily biologically (bog garden/bio-filter, probiotic bacteria inoculants http://www.microbelift.com), we also have a large mechanical filter, UV sterilizer and ionizer, which took up space and required careful placement and screening. For this purpose we used a very large Dekorra (dekorraproducts.com) faux rock. This project took nine months to complete. Coordinated teamwork was essential for timing, budgeting and efficiency. Talk to us today about consulting and landscape development. Together we can create a dynamic, one of kind landscape, uniquely suited to your taste and needs.