November 3, 2019

Winter can wreak havoc on lawns, particularly in regions of the country that experience snow and ice. If you live in a cool or cold winter climate, take these steps to protect your plants, trees, and shrubs from snow, ice, winds, and winter temperatures.

Prepare Your La...

October 7, 2019

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) just dropped their list of 2019 landscaping trends. It reveals that homeowners want lower-maintenance yards that are peaceful, wildlife-friendly and set up for entertaining. As life in general becomes more hect...

August 6, 2019

Outdoor spaces extend our homes and make the time we spend outside more enjoyable. No matter how small your porch or patio, a few simple ideas can turn yours into an oasis—and on a budget, too. When working with a small patio, stay focused on one or two purposes for th...

June 25, 2019

There was a time when a simple patio or deck was the height of backyard outdoor living. Today, we have transcended to a place where our outdoor spaces rival and often surpass the look and livability of our indoor spaces. The latest trend on this design journey is to me...

May 28, 2019

We’ve officially entered that time of year when you have trouble finding a parking spot at your favorite hardware and nursery locations. While you’re contemplating how you want to spruce up your yard or improve your curb appeal this season, we thought we’d offer some i...

April 24, 2019

How Valuable is Landscaping?

Your home is your castle — enjoy it, customize it, make it reflect your taste and values. But, there’s one area where you can really add value, curb appeal. 

Good landscaping can add up to 28% to the overall value of a house, says landscape e...

April 7, 2019

One of the most common questions we get is: "can we do this in phases and how"? The answer is: "absolutely"! Phasing a project is becoming more and more common. It is best to have a grand vision of what you want your property to look like and work toward it. It will ac...

April 2, 2019

Kinwood Landscape Design began in 2005 as the dream of brothers Shannon Smylie and Ryan Decker. Each was feeling unfulfilled in their professional careers, and after completing a project at Shannon's house, they decided to take the plunge and form their own company

Shan...

February 28, 2019

Working in the landscape lighting industry, we’ve seen how different outdoor lighting design trends have come and gone over the years. While some design fundamentals hold strong and true for years, even decades, other design elements are...

Don’t: Place Path Lights in P...

February 17, 2019

When planning a paver project, it’s important to know that not all pavers are equal. When comparing concrete pavers versus brickpavers, it’s particularly essential to understand the differences between the two, and the multiple benefits of choosing concrete pavers over...

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