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Posted by Joe Mouad on Mar 24, 2021 2:36:06 PM

Celebration, FL Landscaping Case Study: Pool Patio, Artificial Turf, & More

When you get a first look at an impressive new landscaping project, it’s often the pretty green stuff you gawk at first.

Majestic palm trees, maybe, or striking tropical croton.

But what makes a project really work is the skill and labor behind the scenes.

Expert drainage work. Precision hardscape. Attention to detail that comes from the landscape designer camped out on site with his laptop computer day after day, supervising every detail.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Feb 10, 2021 9:37:32 AM

6 Landscape Design Tips for Bird Lovers in Orlando, FL

Have you seen any great birds in your backyard lately?

A warbler, maybe? Blue grosbeak? Blue-gray gnatcatcher? Boat-tailed grackle? Brown thrasher?

No? No offense, but maybe you need to be more friendly.

Or at least, you need a more bird-friendly garden design.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jan 5, 2021 8:03:43 AM

5 Landscape Design Tips for a Screened Pool or Lanai Area

Maybe you’ve noticed your pool or lanai area needs some pizzazz.

It’s understandable. These leisure areas are so popular here in Florida can be tough to spruce up.

Pools are often covered with large screens that are great for keeping bugs out but pose pool landscape design challenges.

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 Aug 19, 2020 10:47:01 AM

8 Common Landscape Lighting Questions & Helpful Answers for Orlando, FL Homeowners

Let’s tackle the obvious question first: “Do I need landscape lighting?”

You absolutely do. (Even if you’re not afraid of the dark.) 

Consider these reasons: 

  • Front yard landscape lighting makes your house look beautiful and high-end after dark.
  • Patio and walkway landscape lighting keeps your family and visitors safe.
  • Deck landscape lighting prevents you from falling face first into your parmesan crab dip during your late night star-gazing snack session.

More questions? Let’s get to them.