Category Archives: residential

It’s Worth the Spousal Debate: Landscape Design and Maintenance


In 2004, LandPatterns designed the landscaping for Valerie Campbell. She was ecstatic with the results (which you can see in the image featured).

Valerie continued to use LandPatterns as her landscape maintenance company through many life changes and events, including a divorce and new marriage. Her husband felt that perhaps the maintenance was too pricey so they decided to switch. Here’s what happened:

“It was terrible. We went through four different companies none of whom could maintain our lawn, much less keep up with our landscaping needs,” said Valerie. “The yard had brown spots, the plants were dying. My husband said ‘you were right. They are worth the money!’”

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5 FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A LANDSCAPE DESIGN COMPANY


Whether you are looking to make your home reflect your unique taste, or it’s simply time to spruce up the place, anyone who has embarked upon a significant landscape project knows it’s worth the time and effort to partner with a professional landscape design architect. The trick is knowing how to choose. Reading websites is interesting, but may not yield the information you need to make the best selection.

The truth is that not all landscape design companies are the same. Some will provide you with a fantastic result, while others will simply give you the cookie-cutter theme they like. Choosing requires insight into the industry, and an understanding of what to ask when you are interviewing the landscape designer. Read Post

Residential Landscape Design – Putting ROI in Beauty


ROI and beauty are not words you typically see together. Yet, the truth is that professional residential landscape design provides both – increased beauty and a financial return.

Don’t just take our word for it. We have proof from other professionals:

Total Mortgage says good landscaping can add 10-15% to the value of your home:

“Landscaping is more than flowers and shrubs.  Upgrades can involve things like patios and decks, flowerbeds, barbecue pits, watering systems and plants of all sorts. As you enter into a landscaping project, you have plenty of choices about what kinds of upgrades to make.   The trick is to make improvements that prospective buyers want.  If you do, then your property value will rise.”  Read Post

Looking for Adventure? Head Out To Your Own Backyard!


Do you love to travel? The excitement of planning your next adventure whether that’s ecotourism or food tourism, getting out with your family, your friends or even on your own, and experiencing a new escapade is thrilling. Until you realize the expense, the time it takes to travel, and the challenges of finding someone to care properly for your pet. Then that adventure feels a bit more like a burden. No wonder staycations on are the rise!

Google searches of “staycation” have been up 10% year over year from 2011 – 2014, with a continued uptick the following years. From 2012 to 2015, staycations of two or more days within 50 miles of home doubled, with an expected average of three staycations per traveler in 2017. Why? Read Post

Date Night at Home? Let Landscape Design Up the Romance


Which is more desirable?

You call ahead and make reservations at your favorite restaurant, which is a favorite of many. Show up, wait for your table, are seated next to many other couples looking for that romantic escape, and wait. You just start an interesting conversation when the waiter appears, talking about the specials. Then you are interrupted again for drinks, order taking, delivery of the meal, clearing of the meal, and of course, the obligatory do you want dessert conversation. Then there is paying the check, getting the car and driving home. Lots of interruptions, not to mention all the background noise from the crowds.

OR…

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