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Welcome to Lawnscapes! Here's A Little Information About The Company...

Your surroundings—whether residential or commercial—embody all the benefits that you have worked so hard for, and that’s why we take immense care to deliver the highest level of personal attention to each of our projects to create a memorable, integrated landscape that perfectly complements and supports the architecture it surrounds. We understand that, like most great investments, quality landscapes should be beautiful each moment and built to last a lifetime. We oversee the design, installation and maintenance with a trained eye and master craftsmanship so that no detail is beyond our reach. We invite you to share your vision with us. Between your needs and our experience and expertise, the ideal landscape can flourish.

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News Letter/Blog


Enjoy the fresh smell of thyme underfoot in your garden. This easy-to-grow groundcover offers fragrant foliage and pink or white flowers in spring or summer.

Name: Thymus serpyllum

Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

Size: To 10 inches tall

Zones: 4-9


   Landscaper  vs. Landscape Contractor



There seems to be a long-running joke in the landscaping industry when it comes to titles.

It’s a matter of preference, I suppose, but I have met more and more industry professionals who are very particular about what they call themselves.

Some like to be called landscapers and some like to be called landscape contractors.

I looked up the true definitions of the words, and my results were intriguing.

By definition, landscape contracting is, “a profession that involves the art and technology of landscape and garden project planning, construction and landscape management, and maintenance and gardening; for garden aesthetics, human enjoyment and safety, and ecosystem-plant community sustainability. “

In comparison, the definition of a landscaper is, “a gardener who does landscape gardening.”

The two varying definitions were enlightening. However, I wanted to learn where the term “landscaper” came from.

The word “landscape” comes from a Dutch word that joins the words meaning “land” and “condition or state”, according to WiseGeek.com.

“Like seascape, to which it is related, it refers to a single vi

ew or prospect,” the website states. “Though there are landscape architects and engineers, these specialists would tend to identify themselves as architects and engineers with a specialty in landscaping. It is usually assumed that someone called a ‘landscaper’ does not have expertise in architecture or


Although some landscapers or landscape contractors call themselves a variety of titles, in the end, I believe an individual’s title is just a title.

Regardless if you call yourself a landscaper, a landscape contractor or the best green industry professional in the world, all a client cares about is the work.

If the work is done correctly and to a client’s satisfaction, at the end of the day, that is all that matters.

Define yourself by your work instead of a title. 

Patty Vaughan/ Landscaping Blog

Advantages & Benefits of Drip Irrigation Systems


In this time of water and resource conservation, a home drip irrigation system makes sense. A home drip irrigation system is generally less expensive to install than conventional subsurface PVC irrigation systems and uses much less water. 

Water Conservation - Drip irrigation systems allow you an efficient irrigation system by supplying water where it is needed - at the very roots of the plants. As a result, water is not wasted on leaves or soil. Drip irrigation systems significantly reduce the chances for evaporation and run off. Both are common with traditional irrigation systems where the water is often supplied at a rate greater than the soil can absorb it.

Reduce Weed Growth - When water is applied using a conventional sprinkler irrigation system, everything gets wet. Since a home drip irrigation system applies water to the root zone of your plants, the spaces in between plants remain dry. This greatly inhibits weed seed germination. If the soil remains dry, most seeds will not germinate. Landscape maintenance takes less time with a home drip irrigation system.


Reduce Plant Stress- When plants get deep, consistent watering, they thrive. Inefficient, shallow watering can contribute to plant stress. Promote healthy growth and disease resistance plants in your home garden with a drip irrigation system.

Extremely Flexible Application - You have many options with drip irrigation tubing, fittings, and emitters. Drip irrigation is a versatile watering system which can easily be installed on hillsides or flat terrains. A drip irrigation system is the perfect irrigation method for oddly shaped landscapes and windy areas. Existing sprinkler systems can be retrofit with drip irrigation with very little effort.

Save Money - Once a drip irrigation system is installed, you will use less water to irrigate. If your home is on a well, you will notice a severe drop in your pumping costs. You will no longer need to hand watering your garden. Automate your home drip irrigation system with an irrigation controller and eliminate the need to pay someone to water while you are on vacation. With the reduction of plant disease and unwanted weeds, your gardening labor and maintenance costs will also drop considerably.


XERO-SCAPE   (xeriscaping)

   When people hear the words

"desert landscaping" they immediately imagine cacti, driftwood, tumbleweeds,

and a bunch of concrete.This is called xeriscaping (zero-scape), and though it is certainly an option

that requires no maintenance,it is also a bit of a downer because there's no personality

to it. Just because you live in a dry climate

and want to conserve water doesn't mean your yard can't be full of life.

You want to embrace yournatural setting while still retaining some color and foliage

along the way. Therefore, xeriscaping has become a very popular choice among

homeowners. It literally translates from Greek as "dry scene" (xero-scape), and it

helps to conserve water and energy by allowing a yard to match its natural landscape

and climate. Why live in the desert and try to make your lawn

look like a forest? Instead, embrace and showcase the setting.

Less Maintenance, More Savings
Though water conservation is one of the main benefits of xeriscaping, a lot of financial

advantages can be reaped from this landscape as well. One of the biggest reasons

to invest in "dry design" is not only because it is environmentally sound and aesthetically

pleasing, but it also brings you big savings. You no longer have to fight the climate

and force your lawn to act unnaturally. By giving into the landscape itself,

you're on the winning side of a losing battle. Preserving water isn't just a smart thing to do;

it saves you money on bills. You also don't have to fertilize as much.

There is less of a need for pest control and expensive chemicals. There will be less

maintenance, less pruning, and no more wasteful trimmings.

All of this will help save the environment while saving you time, effort, and money.

But, in order for it to be successful, there are certain preparations that need to

be made. You'll probably need to work with a professional landscape designer to

get it done right the first time, but here are some things to always keep in mind.

Appropriate Planting
First, any quality xeriscaping will need the right kinds of plants. Typically, these

are native species that require less water and can withstand the heat. Although you

want drought-tolerant plants, it doesn't mean they all have to be cactus and yucca.

In fact, there are many types of tough desert lawns, turfs, and flowers that grow

bright and colorful. Buy plants that can be deeply rooted and are bred to endure

harsh climates. Also, as you install your vegetation, make sure that you plant in

groupings for better water efficiency.

Water Conservation
Conserving water is important, whether it's your choice or the government's.

Buying plants that require less moisture will help, but there are other ways to

preserve as well. First, try to invest in a drip-irrigation system. This sprinkler system

runs along pipes throughout your lawn and slowly drips water directly onto the vegetation.

It acts as a gentle rainfall or a dewy morning.

This not only cuts down on wasteful inaccuracy

(no need to water your home's siding and driveway)

and over-watering, it also prevents immediate evaporation into the air by high winds.

But if you do use traditional sprinklers, make sure to water in the mornings or

evenings when the soil is more primed to soak up moisture.

Soil Conservation
Desert soil is naturally impervious to water conservation. It quickly soaks it up,

dries it out, and lifts if back into the atmosphere. An easy solution is mulching as

much as possible. It cools off the ground, holds water, and cuts down on energy bills

and maintenance costs.

But you can also plan bigger projects, such as re-structuring your soil so that plants can retain

any moisture for a longer period of time. It's not easy, nor cheap, but once you've put time and

energy into the initial investment, you'll get a return on your money in no time.

One Last Tip
Though xeriscaping is a very popular trend in dry climates (such as the West and Southwest)

it may not be as common or successful in other areas of the country.

Therefore, check with your neighbors and homeowner's association to see if this re-design

is allowed. But even if desert landscaping itself isn't permitted, the philosophy behind the design

is still applicable. If you live in the Midwest or Northeast,

match your yard to fit your region's natural landscape and climate. Succumbing to the

natural world,no matter where you live, will lead to less work and bigger savings.


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