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We can’t think of a better way to spend the fall than sitting around a cozy fire pit or fireplace in the backyard. However, there’s more to an outdoor living space than just the fire element. When you’re designing hardscaping elements as part of your overall landscaping, you’ll want to balance looks and functionality.
Learn more about some of the must-haves to accompany your fire pit or fireplace that will make your outdoor living space in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, and other areas of Tennessee better than ever.
Outdoor lighting is, in our opinion, one of the most important elements to the exterior of your property, regardless of whether you have a fire pit/fireplace or not. Appropriate lighting can help with the following:
When it comes to fire pits and fireplaces, the right outdoor lighting can be used to highlight stonework and walking paths that lead to the fire area. LED lighting systems are some of the most popular, in part due to brightness, bulb longevity, and lower energy consumption.
You shouldn’t have to pull out the camping chairs any time you want to enjoy your fire pit. For a more aesthetically appealing and practical addition to your outdoor...
Driveways are a prominent feature of your property, but a worn or damaged one will drastically bring down your curb appeal. While most driveways can survive for decades, some homeowners may benefit from a full custom driveway replacement if there's is starting to crumble or crack.
If you're noticing any of these 5 issues with your driveway in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Hendersonville, or surrounding areas, it might be time to replace it.
Cracks are all too common in driveways and sidewalks. While minor cracks can be repaired, larger and deeper ones mean you'll need a brand-new driveway. Gasoline, de-icing salt, water, and other substances seep in between the cracks and cause further damage to your driveway. For places with freezing temperatures during the winter, water left in the cracks will freeze and expand, potentially deepening the cracks even more.
A large, gaping hole in your driveway is almost impossible not to notice. Going over a pothole can affect your car alignment, puncture or tear your tires, and damage a tire's sidewall and belts.
Potholes form when the ground underneath expands and contracts, which weakens the driveway material on top. Bits and pieces eventually start to crack and crumble away to create a pothole. Minor potholes can be filled, but it doesn't totally solve the problem and it will open back up once the ground...
As summer winds down, it’s time to consider what your fall landscaping will look like. One of the biggest questions we hear from clients is whether to plant annuals or perennials, or both. Here at Master's Landscape Design, we have a comprehensive plant catalog, and we work with your preferences to choose and install quality plants for your landscape.
To help you decide how to make the most of fall, we’ve put together an overview of which plants are best for your fall landscape in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, and nearby areas of Tennessee.
Annuals are often bright, showy, and colorful, which is why we love them. Annuals thrive during the growing season and can really perk up your property. However, annuals are called annuals for a reason—annuals die at the end of the growing season and they need to be removed and replaced.
Perennials, on the other hand, live year-round and generally require less care once they are established. We love using perennials as the foundation of our landscaping designs because they become more effective as they grow into place.
The one downside to perennials is that they often don’t have quite the same color show as you get with annuals. That’s not to say there is no color, but they generally don’t have quite the same showy display.
Using perennials as your...
When you sit down with your landscape designer to create the custom outdoor kitchen of your dreams, there are many features that you can choose to add to the area such as countertops, ovens, refrigerators, and so much more.
Outdoor kitchens are beautiful, but there are four particular features you should consider adding to your project. Learn about these features and how they will benefit your property in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Hendersonville, and nearby cities in Tennessee.
When you have guests over to your outdoor kitchen, you will not want to be going in and out repeatedly to refill wine glasses and get supplies for drinks because it interrupts the flow of conversation and you could miss things. If you add a wine and beverage cooler to the kitchen's space, then you can avoid that back and forth with a fully stocked cooler.
The size of the space depends on how much you plan to entertain, but we can create an area for any size wine cooler you like.
An outdoor sink provides a place to clean up dishes, wine glasses, or other items from cooking outside without taking the mess inside your home. This way, you can clean up while your guests are still there and not put it off until morning. Leaving dirty dishes outside is a good way to attract bugs to your outdoor living space, too. The sink will give you a chance to clean up that food debris as soon as ...
Outdoor living spaces add beauty and functionality to your yard and when you opt to add one to your property, there are many choices to make such as what elements to install, the type of landscape plants, and the kind of material to build everything.
Choosing the material for your new space is a big decision, especially when you consider that they will last for decades. Learn about concrete pavers and natural stone and which one you may want to pick for your outdoor living space in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Hendersonville, and nearby areas of Tennessee.
One great choice for outdoor living spaces is concrete pavers. These come in many different colors, shapes, and sizes. Our hardscape contractors can arrange them in multiple patterns as well for a completely customized area. We can use them to create patios, walkways, decorative driveways, and more.
Pavers are a more economical choice of material, as they cost less than natural stone and are easier to install. Each piece is precut and designed to interlock with the one next to it.
They do require sealing and cleaning services, and those should be done every 3-5 years, which means they need more maintenance than stone. Occasionally, a paver might break or crack, but it is easy to replace them.
While natural stone, or flagstone, may have a higher upfront cost, the end results...
If your landscape's appearance has suffered during the long winter, it's not too late to revive it. Here at Master's Landscape Design, we have a comprehensive plant catalog available, so you can browse a variety of plants to add to your landscaping in Mt. Juliet, Hendersonville, or Lebanon, TN this spring. Our landscaping team will also install the plants you choose for your landscape.
Coming up with the right inspiration for your landscape's design can be difficult, especially if you're starting from scratch. Check out some of the following plants our landscaping crew can install this spring that will bring both aesthetic appeal and an easy upkeep process to your landscape.
Black-eyed Susans are available in different colors including yellow, gold, and bronze. Their distinctive features are their dark brown centers, which serve as striking contrasts to their brightly-colored petals. These perennials reach up to two feet in height, so they can add a sense of fullness to a once-barren landscape. Black-eyed Susans typically don't attract any pests; rather, they entice a variety of pollinators to inhabit your yard in Lebanon and promote its overall ecological health.
Black-eyed Susans pair well with other prairie flowers including butterfly weeds and coneflowers.
Once spring weather rolls around again, many children will want to head out to the playground for some much-needed outdoor time. Playgrounds are great for entertaining kids, but the plants around them can also provide entertainment and education. It's important to install plants around playgrounds that are safe for kids and also hardy so they can stand up against heavy foot traffic.
There are several plants that are good for landscaped playground areas in Tennessee cities such as Mt. Juliet, Hendersonville, and Lebanon.
Around a playground in Mt. Juliet, TN, you may sometimes need to create a safety barrier to prevent balls from bouncing out or keep kids from running into the nearby street. Installing a border of shrubbery can help in this regard, but these plants need to be hardy. Using landscape plants that could be potentially weak may lead to you losing money and having to buy new plants. For creating a border around a playground, we recommend these plants:
Mt. Juliet playgrounds are often in full sun, and that sun can quickly heat...
With the new year almost upon us, change is in the air. Have you considered revamping your landscape? Here, we'll provide you with some landscape trends that are projected to prevail in 2020.
We can help design and install a new custom landscape for your home or business in Mt. Juliet, Hendersonville, Lebanon, and surrounding cities in Tennessee.
In a world with environmentally-conscious consumers, sustainable gardening is a great choice for your landscape in the new year. Consider some of the ways you can incorporate sustainable gardening into your property:
You can also create a pollinator-friendly landscape that provides a home for butterflies, bees, and more.
The natural ambiance that water features offer is a refreshing break from an increasingly digital world. There are several different types ...
Even though our Tennessee winters can get bitterly cold, it's still possible to add some color to your landscaping or patio during this time in areas such as Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Hendersonville, and nearby cities.
We've assembled a guide of a few of the best outdoor winter plants to use at your Tennessee home here.
With vibrant, yellow blooms that pop up in late winter or early spring, winter jasmine is a great shrub to add to your landscaping in the latter part of the year. The flowers are scentless and are about an inch wide. It grows in vine form, so it would look great over a retaining wall or fencing. They can grow anywhere from four feet to 15 feet in height, depending on proper trimming.
One thing to note about winter jasmine, however, is that it can be poisonous to dogs as well as humans, so if you have a dog or small children, you may want to plant this in an area of the yard that's inaccessible to them.
Blue spruce grows well in winter—in fact, it's commonly used as a Christmas tree. It thrives well in hardiness zones 2-7, and our area of Tennessee is zone 7. Start off with a small potted blue spruce and keep it in an area that gets full sunlight, as this evergreen plant ideally grows with six hours of sunlight per day. It grows in a cone shape and also produces cones that are around 3-4"...
Fall is finally here, and as such, many homeowners have begun the process of transforming their outdoor spaces to reflect a harvest feel. Whether you want to create an inviting and festive environment for guests, or simply want to enjoy more fall colors in your yard, autumn is the perfect time to spruce up your outdoor living space.
Here are some tips to spruce up your outdoor living space for fall in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Hendersonville, and the surrounding areas.
Adding fall annual flowers to your outdoor living space is a great way to incorporate autumn colors. Whether you want classic autumn colors of orange, red, and gold, or more modern whites and purples, fall annuals offer a myriad of colors to choose from. If you’re into Halloween, add flowers with deep crimson and purple petals and plants with near-black leaves to provide a spooky yet beautiful design aesthetic. Once it gets closer to Thanksgiving, swap out the darker annuals for orange, red, gold, and cream-colored ones. Chrysanthemums, pansies, and goldenrods are all popular choices as they come in many varying hues to complement any design aesthetic.
One of the most popular ways to add a festive feel to your outdoor space is to hang holiday lights. String lights are a great way to add a festive sparkle to your outdoor space and add a soft, warm glow. Energy-efficient LED lights...
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