Planning Your Dream Yard

covered outdoor kitchen with bar seating and fire pit

The beginning of every major renovation has the same daunting first step: making a call. As a customer, it can be difficult to know who to reach out to and when to start the process for planning your dream yard. While every project is different, there are a few best practices that’ll help the design […]

Deer Resistant Plants

rock steps in a hill side behind a house surrounded by green shrubs

Here in mid-Missouri, there are many pests to watch for in your landscape but ‘deer resistant landscape’ is a phrase we hear day in and day out. If you’re tired of fighting the deer in your landscape and feel like giving up, we get it. But there are many plant choices to consider that deer […]

Dry Laid or Mortared Patios

mortared flagstone walkway through a landscaped yard

Installing a new flagstone patio at your home is a great way to add living space without going through the hassle of renovating your house. As you start the process of designing the patio, one of the important considerations to keep in mind is how the patio will be constructed. There are two main methods […]

Outdoor Kitchens

sink and stone counter in outdoor kitchen overlooking flagstone patio, multiple seating areas, and house

Outdoor living spaces are a growing trend in landscape design. They enhance your space’s livability, increase your ability to host or take the edge off, and they add value to your home. Whether your outdoor living space is centered around a pool, fireplace, patio, or recreation area, all that leisure can really work up an […]

The Life of a Tree

various types of trees growing in rows on a farm both near and off in the distance

By the time a tree is planted at your home, it has seen many faces and places. A lot of time and effort is put into the tree before it can ever provide shade for your yard, become the ultimate treehouse tree for your kids, house a happy little tire swing, or provide fruit, fragrance, […]

Building a Cohesive Material Palette

The perfect outdoor living setup is often a hybridized area that blends the function and aesthetics of several indoor rooms into a single outdoor space. The backyard serves as a kitchen, recreation, and living room, simultaneously blending in plantings, lighting, pools, and shade structures. Hardscapes are the foundation of every outdoor living space; they shape […]

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are an invaluable tool for a landscape designer and homeowners alike. Walls add form, function and create distinct layers to the landscape. Whether we are creating a more functional space or building a multi-level outdoor living area, the right type of retainage is crucial for long term success. Building retaining walls to last […]

Landscape Bed Edging

When you are creating a space for the new landscape plantings for your home, or simply dressing up existing beds, it is important to define those landscape bed edges from the lawn areas next to them. Creating a nice, clean separation between mulch and turf helps keep the landscape bed and the lawn looking great. […]