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How to Make the Most of the Fall Landscape Season

Landscapes, when you think about it, are living entities – complex “organisms” that go through stages of life just like every other living thing. From their “birth” every spring to maturity over the summer, to their inevitable aging over the fall and entry into their quiet winter slumber. 

This annual lifecycle does not mean you have to start over every year. Far from it. Instead, when you implement well-thought-out landscape management strategies, you can extend the life and value of your landscape significantly, reaping benefits and squeezing the joy out of it far beyond what the less-prepared might expect.

Topics: Home Landscape Ideas Seasonal Garden Interest Landscape Value and ROI

5 Best Practices to Maximize ROI on Your Next Commercial Landscape Project

Many business owners and managers have trouble justifying to themselves the expense of a landscape beyond the minimum necessary for appearance and to meet regulations. That’s too bad, because they’re missing an opportunity to add value to their business, goodwill with their customers, and even income to their bottom line.

Topics: Commercial and Public Landscapes Landscape Value and ROI

The Empowered Landscape Experience: 5 Ways to Ensure Success

The magazine Smart Money published an article more than 10 years ago in praise of landscape renovation as a vehicle to improve the resale value of your home. At the time, I neatly stuffed a reprint of this article into all of The Garden Continuum’s promotional materials. The article stated that the payback was a sale price roughly 15% better than the average market price for a similar home not professionally landscaped.

Topics: Designing Gardens and Landscapes Landscape Value and ROI