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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.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Aug 5, 2020 1:45:50 PM

7 Landscape Design Tips for Perfect Plantings at Your Orlando, FL Home

So, you’re ready to do some landscaping! We can sense your excitement way over here.

Got your plan in place? Considered the one-third rule? Varied your colors and textures? Planned for staggered bloom times? 

If all you’ve done is bought three azalea shrubs, you’re reading this just in time. 

Let these seven Florida landscaping ideas get you off to a great start.

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?