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January 4, 2019

Stormwater Basin Remediation

By Design Landscapes was recently tasked with the remediation of an existing stormwater basin for a large adult community in Ocean County, NJ. The existing basin had become overgrown with vegetation over years of use along with a build up of organic material that needed to be removed. The new basin was brought up to current water management standards to help reduce the soil erosion impact to the surrounding local environment. What is a stormwater […]
October 22, 2018

Backyard Remodel with Safety Fence

This backyard remodel came with an important task, safety. Having a pool is a great outdoor use of space and provides fun and entertainment throughout the summer months. It also comes with great responsibility. The owners of this property wanted to redesign their backyard but also incorporate a safety fence for the young children that use the space also. This drastic transformation is one of our more satisfying projects due to the major changes that […]
October 22, 2018

Turning Small Landscapes into a Beautiful Getaway

We are tasked all the time with designing landscaping of different sizes and shapes. Having a small property doesn’t mean your landscape has to suffer. Use the size of your property into purposeful little getaways, here are a few suggestions on how to turn your small landscape into a small slice of paradise. Focal Points and Pathways- One thing a property owner can consider doing is creating certain focal points in their landscapes. Having pathways […]
October 22, 2018

Blue Tone Ranch Makeover

We had the pleasure of designing and installing a complete front, rear and side yard make over for the quaint ranch. Brining the current color pallet of the home we selected material and plantings that felt natural and blending together into a cohesive color pallet while using different textures is showcase specific areas of the landscape. The redesigned front yard included new bed plantings, bluestone front landing, hardscaped paver front walkway into and newly poured […]
October 16, 2018

5 Landscaping Tips for Pool Owners

Natural Appeal– Many pool owners like their landscape to give off that relaxing and natural vibe during the summer. Incorporating a pool into this look will help in a lot of ways. Use the pool as a center point of the landscape, planting perennials and green shrubbery at certain distances around the area. This will help give it a natural accent and give visitors the feel of walking into a secluded and relaxing outdoor water […]