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Yard Ideas — Design

Hardscaping

Posted by John Jenkins on

Now that you know what you want in your yards, what do you do next? What I recommend first is to get your ground shaped out as you need it to be. This may be a relatively simple task if you have a flat yard and don't need to do much with it other than maybe add some dirt for berms or a water feature. If you live in the mountain valleys  like I do, you may have to do a lot more. If it is a simple excavation, then you can handle that on your own, but if you...

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Unique Landscapes

Posted by John Jenkins on

One of the things that I really enjoy doing is looking at the creative work of others. Some people have amazing talent when it comes to designing and installing landscapes and the areas around them. There are unbelievable water gardens, awesome patios and outdoor kitchens, public parks, business grounds, fun play areas and places to just relax and get away from it all! Just the other day as I was learning more about irrigation parts on the Hunter Industries site, I saw something that I hadn't seen before. It was a a train line through Paris with lawn throughout the...

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Planning your Landscape Together

Posted by John Jenkins on

This is the part that is the most exciting about landscaping or designing your own landscape. After you have prepared all of the other things that I have mentioned in previous posts, you can put it all together and really decide what you want to do! It is time to gather the family or residents together and talk about what each of you want. I have come up with a check list of ideas for you to think about as you plan. Think about each activity and when you do it, if you do it. Do you want to do...

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My Site

Posted by John Jenkins on

Hopefully you have had a chance to walk around your neighborhood and see what the Jones' have done with their places. (Refer to post: Looking and Learning). Maybe you were even able to make a new friend or two, get some ideas of what you did/did not like, or at the very least you got some exercise.  Now what do you do? Let's go into your own lot now and take a look. If you live in the Midwest there may be nothing but flat ground to look at. In the mountain states you may have a lot of slopes...

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