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Posted by Joe Mouad on Sep 18, 2020 9:14:56 AM

6 Fundamental Landscape Design Tips to Enhance Your Home in Orlando, FL

There’s a reason professional landscape designers get college degrees.

Man, there’s a lot of stuff to keep in mind.

When Orlando landscape designers study landscape design, they learn about mass, form, line, texture, and color. Then they combine these elements to transform your yard.

Sounds kind of fancy. But it’s why your new paver patio could have such graceful lines. It’s why your yard could be filled with plants with a variety of intriguing colors and textures.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jun 22, 2020 1:51:35 PM

Understanding Yard Drainage in Orlando: French Drains, Collection Boxes, & More

Read anything fascinating about yard drainage lately?

What? You don’t think yard drains are fascinating? Hmm, maybe it’s just us.

But if you live in a newer Orlando neighborhood, chances are you need some kind of yard drainage.

Drainage here in Orlando is a continuing problem as the city grows. All the dry areas have already been developed, so nearly all the houses in new neighborhoods have drainage problems. The already-wet ground can’t absorb extra water.

New homes also often have poor soil, so water doesn’t seep in as well as it should.

What kind of yard drain is best for your house?

Posted by Joe Mouad on Apr 14, 2020 1:25:57 PM

Paver Patios: Considering Materials, Cost, and Patio Builders in Orlando, FL

If you had a fabulous patio, we could sit out there with landscape designer Eric Frisch and talk about how great paver patios are.

Oh, shoot. Maybe just pull up a chair in the grass, then. 

There are other patio material choices, of course, from gravel to stamped concrete.

But Ground Source designer Frisch sticks to pavers.

What’s so great about pavers? 

How much does a paver patio cost?

What are some designer tips for a great paver patio installation? 

Let’s take a look. 

Posted by Joe Mouad on Aug 3, 2016 10:41:07 AM

Elements of a Hardscape

One way to get your hardscaping project underway is to communicate with our hardscape design team the elements of a hardscape you want. Our team of designers will then use that info to draft out a beautiful hardscape design plan.

We thought we'd put together a list of some of the more popular, trademark hardscape elements so that you can take start to visualize their application in your yard!

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jul 13, 2016 10:34:26 AM

Landscape vs Hardscape: What's the difference?

Just the other day, a member of our landscape design team was talking with a prospective client in Florida about some future work. During the conversation, the client asked: landscape vs hardscape design? Which is better?