Monthly Archives: June 2016

  • Endeavoring DIY

    Posted on June 23, 2016 by Kristin in First Time Landscape Owners, Renovations, The New Homeowner.

    If you didn’t read the article on Hiring an Installer, then I recommend it before continuing. The same concepts will apply.  With a DIY project, service must be the highest priority on your list. You will need the help of a team of professionals who have done it before to “do-it-yourself,” and you will need […]

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  • Hiring An Installer

    Posted on June 23, 2016 by Kristin in First Time Landscape Owners, Projects, The New Homeowner.

    When you are considering hiring an installer, start by determining what is the most valuable to you. The rule of thumb is that you receive a good value for 2 of 3 things offered by a landscape installation company (or most companies for that matter).  Those things are service, price, and quality. For instance, if […]

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  • Hiring A Designer

    Posted on June 23, 2016 by Kristin in First Time Landscape Owners, Projects, Renovations, The New Homeowner.

    There are many types of landscape designers and companies offering design services.  Each company has different goals and approaches to design. Determine what your goals are, what design services are most valuable to you, and pick a design company you trust. Look on the company’s website for a description of the designer’s background you will […]

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  • Budgeting for Design and Installation Costs

    Posted on June 23, 2016 by Kristin in First Time Landscape Owners.

    I receive hundreds of calls every year from clients asking for help designing something for their property. My first question is always, “What is your budget for installation?” That may sound like a strange question for a design company to ask, but it is very important in understanding what can potentially be designed. Your budget […]

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  • Fuyu Persimmon

    Posted on June 9, 2016 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material, The Home Garden.

    Diospyros kaki ‘Fuyu’, more often known as Fuyu Persimmon, is a highly sought after variety of Persimmon due to the sweet, non-astringent taste.  You will often find Persimmon fruit to be an astringent variety in most commercial stores. There is a small ripe window for Persimmon, so, if you’ve purchased an astringent variety, then it […]

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