Highland Heights Outdoor Living

9/6/2016

Highland Heights Outdoor Living

The homeowner of this Highland Heights property wanted the total outdoor living experience. The addition of a Trex deck, large paver patio with a bluestone soldier course and an expansive pavilion accomplished this by making the most of a very spacious backyard. The pavilion includes a tall stone fireplace, wood paneled vaulted ceilings, pizza oven and full outdoor kitchen with matching buffet. Tucked in the corner, an oasis pond adds to the calming ambience, as does a circular fire pit complete with natural stump seating. IMAGE...

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Love Your Lawn Care this Fall

8/30/2016

It is important to show your lawn some love in the fall. This will significantly impact how it performs during the spring and summer of next year. Falling in love with your lawn care is a great way of ensuring that you do not neglect your yard as the leaves fall and the temperature gets cooler. Below are some lawn care tips that can be used to prepare for a beautiful yard next year: Water. Incorporating constant irrigation into your lawn care routine this fall is essential. During the cooler months, ensure your lawn gets a minimum of one inch of water each week. Even if the lawn has gone dormant, this is vital because if it gets too dry, it could become damaged. When applied early in the mornings, deep and infrequent watering treatments will supply the best results. Fertilize. The winter season can be an extremely stressful period for your lawn. Ensure that it is fed a wholesome helping of nutrients in the fall. This will help it to become more resistant to damaging frosts and frigid temperatures. Applying a slow-release mixture will assist in strengthening the root system of your lawn, making it more resilient to the brutality of the winter weather. Aerate. A core aeration treatment before winter will literally provide your lawn with a breather. Aeration removes soil cores and punches holes in the turf. This decreases soil compaction and allows the lawn to breathe more freely. More importantly, it enables the root system to gain more access to moisture, oxygen and vital nutrients. This helps the lawn to become greener, lusher, denser and more resistant to weeds. These tips are great to incorporate into your lawn care routine this fall. Showing your landscape love during this period will guarantee great results when spring rolls back...

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Summer 2016 Landscaping Trends

8/5/2016

The outdoor design and landscaping trends for summer 2016 are truly a reflection of the lifestyle trends happening all around. Below are some 2016 summer landscaping trends: Sustainable Design. Less turf grass, drought-tolerant plants and low-maintenance gardens are now the norm in landscape design. It is now customary for many homeowners to incorporate a sustainable design into their landscaping plan. This is done for both environmental and economic reasons. Incorporating Edibles. Blended gardens that integrate ornamentals and edibles do double duty. They provide a remarkable alternative to turf grass. They also supply homeowners with a bountiful harvest of fruit, herbs and vegetables. A Touch of the Indoors. There are now waterproof and fade-resistant outdoor fabrics made from acrylic fibers that can transform outdoor furniture into masterpieces. Homeowners now have the option of creating permanent outdoor living spaces with comfortable fabrics and furniture pieces. Featured Water. The sound of water on the property can soothe the hassles of life away. Fortunately, there are water features ranging from high-end water walls to inexpensive self-contained systems that will keep you on trend. Let There Be Light. Today’s landscape lighting systems have the capacity of expanding the outdoor space, while lowering utility bills. One of the hot trends this summer is having lighting systems that can be controlled from a cell phone app. As such, your lights can be on exactly when you need them to be. Fire It Up. Fire pits, fire pots and fire tables are all designed to create great places for each member of the family to safely enjoy. There are simple, functional and affordable designs for homeowners with smaller budgets. There are also elaborate statement pieces that can remarkably transform the vibe of your personal hideaway. These 2016 summer trends are sure to improve the look of your outdoor space and add value to your...

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Brecksville Backyard Paradise

8/2/2016

Brecksville Backyard Paradise

This Brecksville backyard received a complete makeover, turning it into a socialite paradise. The old pool decking and coping were removed and a gleaming Travertine patio installed. Plenty of couch style seating and umbrellas invite guests to be comfortable, while enjoying the view. Additionally, a unique and custom built two-level bar was constructed adjacent to the pool. The bar integrates a trendy fire feature into the upper tier. A series of glass water features behind the lounging area add to the modern ambience. IMAGE...

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Aurora Pool and Pavilion Enhancements

Aurora Pool and Pavilion Enhancements

These Aurora homeowners were dreaming of a way to spice up their backyard pool. Construction of a pavilion and walkway to the pool took form, beginning with a stamped concrete base. The calming pavilion is outfitted in cedar with supporting stone pillars, giving it a cabin feel. Spotlights mounted on the outside of the vaulted roof encourage the fun to continue post-sunset. A natural wood fence around the property adds a perfect finishing touch. IMAGE...

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