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4 Outdoor Kitchen Features to Consider for Your Project

4 Outdoor Kitchen Features to Consider for Your Project

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, Green Hill, and nearby cities in Tennessee.


1. Add a wine and beverage cooler.

Outdoor kitchen with wine and drink cooler in Mt. Juliet, TN.

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.


2. Install a sink so you can use it outside.

Outdoor kitchen with sink and grill in Lebanon, TN.

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 ...

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Using Natural Stone vs. Concrete Pavers for Your Outdoor Living Spaces

Using Natural Stone vs. Concrete Pavers for Your Outdoor Living Spaces

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, Green Hill, and nearby areas of Tennessee.


Concrete Pavers: More Economical, But Require More Maintenance

Concrete paver patio with retaining wall in Green Hill, TN.

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.


Natural Stone: Higher Costs, Will Last Forever

Natural stone paver walkway at a Lebanon, TN property.

While natural stone, or flagstone, may have a higher upfront cost, the end results...

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Stunning Plants You Should Add to Your Landscaping This Spring

Stunning Plants You Should Add to Your Landscaping This Spring

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, Green Hill, 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 come in striking yellow, gold, and bronze colors that liven up 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.


Little lime hydrangeas bloom bright green in the summer and pink...

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Landscape Plants that Are Perfect for Playgrounds in Mt. Juliet, TN

Landscape Plants that Are Perfect for Playgrounds in Mt. Juliet, TN

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, Green Hill, and Lebanon.


Shrubs such as boxwoods and spindles can create a barrier for safety.

Trimmed boxwood shrubs at a property in Mt. Juliet, TN.

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:

  • Boxwoods: Boxwoods can be grown into hedges and are proven to thrive in our USDA hardiness zones. This shrub sprouts bright green leaves.
  • Japanese spindle: Spindles are also often used for hedges or to create a privacy barrier. They thrive well in full sun.

Consider planting some shade trees to provide refuge from the sun.

Mt. Juliet playgrounds are often in full sun, and that sun can quickly heat...

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2020 Landscaping Trends You Should Add to Your Home

2020 Landscaping Trends You Should Add to Your Home

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, Green Hill, Lebanon, and surrounding cities in Tennessee.


Sustainable gardening is an environmentally-conscious trend for 2020.

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:

  • Composting: According to the 2020 Garden Trends Report, composting reduces household waste by up to 40%.
  • On-site water collection: You can use French drains, swales, and rain barrels to collect and control rainwater.
  • Mulch application: When choosing what kind of mulch to lay in your sustainable garden, consider where it comes from. Using mulch from your own yard, including leaves, wood chips, and pine needles, is much better for the environment than buying mass-produced mulch at big box stores.

You can also create a pollinator-friendly landscape that provides a home for butterflies, bees, and more.


Add water features to revitalize your landscape this year.

Custom rock water feature installed at a Mt. Juliet, TN home.

The natural ambiance that water features offer is a refreshing break from an increasingly digital world. There are several different types ...

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Best Outdoor Winter Plants for Tennessee

Best Outdoor Winter Plants for Tennessee

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, Green Hill, and nearby cities.

We've assembled a guide of a few of the best outdoor winter plants to use at your Tennessee home here.


Winter Jasmine Blooms in Late Winter & Early Spring

Yellow jasmine blooms in winter in a Mt. Juliet, TN property.

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 Is an Evergreen that Needs Full Sunlight

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"...

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Tips to Spruce up Your Outdoor Living Space for Fall

Tips to Spruce up Your Outdoor Living Space for Fall

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, Green Hill, and the surrounding areas.


Add Autumn Colors with Fall Annuals

Purple pansies fall annual flowers in Mt. Juliet, TN.

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.


Light Up Your Space with Outdoor Lights & Lanterns

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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Popular Fall Annuals for Homes in Mt. Juliet, TN

Popular Fall Annuals for Homes in Mt. Juliet, TN

Planting annuals around your home during the fall time is a great way to add beautiful, warm colors to your landscaping. Available in hues of orange, red, yellow, burgundy, and purple, many fall annuals increase your home’s curb appeal and value, and give your home a festive look. When choosing fall annuals to plant at your home, it’s important to choose ones that can handle the cold weather well and provide lasting vibrant color.

Here are some popular fall annuals for your home in Mt. Juliet, TN, and the surrounding areas.


How Your Home Can Benefit From Fall Annuals

Annuals are flowers whose life span only lasts one growing season or one year. During this year, they grow, bloom, produce seeds, and then die off. Because they only last one year, annuals must be replanted each year. Annuals can be planted anytime and can easily be swapped out for different ones throughout the year.

Your home can benefit greatly from annual flowers. Planting annuals around your home increases its curb appeal and property value and provides beautiful, vibrant colors all year long. Annuals are very low maintenance, unlike their perennial counterparts, and often drop seeds on the ground that grow into new flowers later on.


Choosing the Right Fall Annuals for Your Home

Close up of some annual flowers in Mt. Juliet, TN.

When choosing annuals for your home during the cool seasons, you should make sure you choose annuals that are hardy and known to tolerate cold weather very well. Failing to choose...

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Why Your Business Needs Landscape Lighting

Why Your Business Needs Landscape Lighting

Adding landscape lighting to your business provides many benefits, both visual and functional. Landscape lighting increases your business’ curb appeal, deters criminals, and draws in more customers by making them feel safe and confident when on your property.

If you’re interested in enhancing your business’ architecture, or simply want extra security, landscape lighting is a great option. Here are some reasons why your business in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Green Hill, and the surrounding areas needs custom landscape lighting.


Landscape Lighting Increases Property Value & Curb Appeal

When done right, landscape lighting increases your property’s value and boosts your business’ curb appeal. By highlighting certain features of your architecture and surrounding landscape, you enhance the beauty of your property and make it stand out among neighboring buildings. Custom outdoor lighting beautifies your property while adding increased functionality. Increased lighting means greater visibility which in turn means greater safety and security. A business beautifully lit up with custom landscape lighting can add about 20 percent to its overall value. If you ever plan on relocating and selling your property, this increased value can mean more money for you and your business.


Lighting Deters Crime & Provides Extra Security

Properties that take advantage of custom landscape lighting tend to experience less loitering and...

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Ways to Make Sure Your Landscaping Adapts to Fall Weather

Ways to Make Sure Your Landscaping Adapts to Fall Weather

It might be tempting to believe the plants in your yard will just be fine throughout the changing seasons. After all, nature does just fine by itself. But the truth is that landscaped flowers and hedges in your lawn are not quite in their natural environment. And while Tennessee may be in the south, our fall and winter seasons are capable of harming plants.

But don’t worry—there are many things you can do to prepare your garden and landscape for fall weather. Help your plants regulate their temperature, from their tips to the roots, with these tips for Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Green Hill, and the surrounding areas.


Add Mulch to Thin Areas

Mulch is a great way to regulate ground temperature. It acts as an insulator for soil and keeps plant roots from freezing and protects them from damage. Most gardens have some kind of mulch, but in preparation for fall is a great time to evaluate the status. If there are any thinned out areas from wind or decomposing mulch, you can add some on to swaddle your plants away from dropping outdoor temperatures.


Examine Plants for Signs of Plant Disease or Insect Infestation

Diseases and pests like this insect in Green Hill, TN, can harm your plants.

Now’s the time to cure a plant of any possible diseases or insect infestation. If the trees go into colder temperatures unhealthy, they’re less likely to cope with fall and winter. It makes them more likely to die. A professional landscaping service, like Master's Landscape Design, will be able to help you ensure your yard is...

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