What is Garden Coaching?

You may have looked at one of our services and thought, “what the heck is garden coaching?”

With Omaha being one of the top regions Googling lawn care tips, we thought we’d tell you a little bit more about this special offering.

Chances are, you or a friend or family member…

A Study on Color: Purple in the Garden

“The bougainvillea hung about it, purple and magenta, in livid balloons.” – Anita Desai, Games at Twilight

Some studies have shown that 75 percent of children prefer purple over other colors. Shopping demographics have proven that customers prefer purple colors products. And purple lights are believed to enhance mood and…

A Study on Color: Yellow in the Garden

Here’s a fun fact: yellow is the brightest color that the human eye can see.¬†While it is normally thought of as an intense, overpowering color, using paler shades links other, brighter colors effectively. For example, pale creamy yellow calms bright pinks and purples. Or use an all-yellow palate -…

A Study on Color: Red in the Garden

Red is the single most passionate color. It is sometimes associated with anger, but is also associated with love and courage. Infusing it into your garden is easy – as it is one of the most common natural colors.

The most effective framing color for a red-flowered standout is its…

A Study on Color: Blue in the Garden

In the last couple of weeks, I took a trip to New England for the 2017 APLD International Design Conference. While there, we toured a garden in Newport, Rhode Island called The Blue Garden.

This garden and its “rooms” were once part of Newport’s social scene, however, at some point…

Annuals vs. Perennials

Annuals are plants or flowers that complete a life cycle in one season. They grow quickly and bloom profusely – you could have a full flower bed or container in a matter of two weeks. Not to mention the beautiful array of colors. Pinks, purples, reds, blues, and oranges!…

Popular Fence Styles and Practicality

Fences can be used to create borders, both physical and abstract. They are defining boundaries between public and private, and occasionally create strange in-between spaces. Sometimes fences make good neighbors but often, there is collateral damage. They go beyond delineating space to creating barriers. These barriers affect how we…

Homes and Gardens Need Visual Balance

A landscape design should appear visually balanced. We aren’t going to actually weigh them, right? So what is balance?

If you are standing at the road or edge of the property, what would you consider the center of your home and garden? Picture your landscape and home sitting on a…

Integrating Bird Feeders into your Space

We have all heard of Butterfly Gardens, but if you are looking for another chance to bring nature into your backyard, I definitely recommend incorporating bird feeders in your space. You can get decorative ones that not only bring in our feathered friends, but compliment your current landscape design.

You…

Choosing Colors for your Garden

When planning your outdoor living, how do you decide what color your flowers should be? There are many schools of thought when it comes to this decision. Here are my guidelines for choosing what colors to incorporate into a design.

One of the most natural ways to combine colors in…