Fall Is A Great Time For Landscape Design

Avid gardeners are rarely satisfied with how their garden landscape looks or produces. While many green thumbs do landscaping planning and even redesign landscaping in the spring, fall, specifically October and November, can prove better for plant health and for the opportunities to get those hands dirty.

Think of the most important part of any plant. It’s the root system which provides the anchor and nutrients to the entire botanical. Fall planting of perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees helps establish roots and also allows the plants to go into a vital time of dormancy.

In addition, cool spring weather and hot summer days can actually discourage new growth. Spring is typically rainy, creating fewer workdays in the flower bed, and the soil may be too cold for young plants to thrive. Summer heat can stress new plants and encourage disease and pests such as insects and rodents.

On the other hand, soil in the fall is typically warm and nurturing, giving the roots of perennial flowers, trees and shrubbery time to get established and a much needed period of dormancy through the winter. Plants with large root systems, such as hostas, divide well in the fall and can work well into a landscape redesign.

If you find that you are unhappy with your current landscaping, feel that it has a lot more potential, or simply want a change, Hidden Creek Landscaping is here to help you draw up a new landscape design that will fit your personal taste and budget.  Please contact us today to start discussing options, and take one step closer towards the landscaping you’ve dreamed of.

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Enhance Your Outdoor Space with a Fall Friendly Transformation

Enjoy the outdoors by transforming a plain patio into a chic outdoor kitchen. Cooking in a natural setting is a wonderful way to escape the doldrums of a normal daily routine. The openness brings a refreshing essence that adds a festive touch to any meal. Today, a modern outdoor kitchen is an extension of the house’s living space. It is wise to choose functional accessories and appliances that match the existing decor. Decorating in the correct manner makes the space conducive for entertaining as well.

Custom outdoor patios with kitchens can be highly personalized. Most contain a large barbecue grill, wet bar, and fire place.  Appliances are the most important investment. Quality is vital. Each piece must be specially crafted to withstand the elements. It is possible to go all out and install a pizza oven or wine fridge. Lighting is essential, especially for entertaining. It creates a welcoming ambiance and provides safety as well.

The perfect touch for Fall entertaining is a fire pit. This is less formal than a traditional fireplace and manages to take the chill out of the air. A lounge area with comfortable furniture and a television will complete the effect. Speakers can be used to infuse music into the air as well. Planning the perfect layout will make the patio functional and aesthetically pleasing. The space is sure to be the hub of neighborhood gatherings.

While Fall is already upon us, it isn’t too early to start thinking about Fall 2015.  If you find yourself attending parties and get-togethers at other people’s homes, and wish you had a great space of your own for entertaining, remember that Hidden Creek Landscaping can make that dream come true.  Contact us today to learn more about our Columbus, Ohio landscape design services.

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Don’t Fall Into Lawn Envy!

Have you ever had lawn envy?  It’s not a great feeling when your neighbor’s yard always seems to be greener, more vibrant, and lush than yours; especially when you have to look at it every day.  You probably wonder how they did it, and where you went wrong.  Don’t blame yourself; lawn care may seem simple, but in reality it requires a lot of education and know how to truly understand what is affecting your lawn.  Chances are that your neighbors hired a professional landscaping company, and if you want your yard to be the envy of the block, you should think about doing so too!

Hidden Creek Landscaping offers professional year-round lawn care and maintenance to the Columbus, Ohio areas.  This Fall in particular we can help you with your Fall cleanup, ground maintenance, and fertilization programs.  Fall is a very important time for proper lawn maintenance, as it has a large impact on the health of your yard come springtime.

Contact Hidden Creek Landscaping today to learn how we can help you with Fall lawn maintenance, and turn your yard into the greenest, most vibrant, yard in your neighborhood.

 

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Landscaping Design: The CAD Software Revolution

The technological revolution has taken the business world by storm, and the landscaping design industry has been drastically impacted by the development of Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. This software allows plans to be drafted, edited, and redrawn on a computer, rather than by hand. While some designers enjoy the hand-drawn aspect of traditional design, it’s undeniable that CAD software offers many advantages.

For instance, the editing process is vastly easier. Plans can be altered with the click of a mouse or with a few keystrokes. If a client wants even a minor change – rerouting a garden path, for example – designers previously had to scrub the old design and draw a new one to showcase the alterations. Now, those changes can be made in seconds. This means that plans are more accurate and more likely to produce the perfect design the customer truly wants. These plans can also be created at record speeds, saving time and helping the job proceed on schedule.

At Hidden Creek Landscaping, CAD software is used extensively to produce plans that bring each customer’s desires and visions to life. These plans are the first step toward a beautiful outdoor renovation.  Contact us today to start planning your outdoor transformation.

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