Category Archives: Outdoor Living Spaces

DECK VS PATIO – A Decision based on space

  By Carson Arthur (originally written for Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine) I am one hundred percent committed to the belief that an amazing backyard is built around the useable space. For all of the gardeners out there, I will concede that plants are an important ingredient to a harmonized yard but if you don’t have a … Continue reading DECK VS PATIO – A Decision based on space

Relationships and Red Wine – by Dave Maciulis

Recently I have been thinking about relationships. Relationships in the context of my work. Like what kind of cheese I will have with my wine? The longer I sat and thought about this whole idea, halfway through the bottle, the more similarities I discovered that there were between my marriage, and the relationships that I … Continue reading Relationships and Red Wine – by Dave Maciulis

Must-Have Outdoor Kitchen Trends for 2021

Outdoor entertaining changed forever with the outdoor kitchen. This space has become wildly popular over the last few years and clever designers keep adding new features and styles that can make it an even more functional and beautiful space. We’ve been impressed with the outdoor kitchen trends we’ve seen making waves in 2021 and we’d … Continue reading Must-Have Outdoor Kitchen Trends for 2021

The Best Outdoor Fire Features for Year-Round Use

Why not choose an outdoor fire feature that you can use year-round? Summer evenings are made better with some roasted marshmallows, of course. And, if your fireplace is warm enough you can use it during winter evenings too. How do you choose the right fire feature, and adjust it for winter use? Here are the … Continue reading The Best Outdoor Fire Features for Year-Round Use

Landscape Design Style Guide (2020 and Beyond)

Landscape trends are always changing, and this year they are changing in a major way to start off the decade on some new trajectories. The connection between outdoor and indoor space has never been stronger, and the need for low-maintenance, environmentally friendly, natural design is in vogue. At Natural Landscape Group, our designers are especially … Continue reading Landscape Design Style Guide (2020 and Beyond)

Simple Hacks for Outdoor Entertaining

Many of us love to spend our summer afternoons and evenings entertaining friends and family. But how do you make your summer party stand out? Perhaps you focus on the food, the decorations, or making sure there are plenty of cool drinks and fun games at hand. You might also be concerned about cleanliness, keeping … Continue reading Simple Hacks for Outdoor Entertaining

Courtyards: Landscape Design For Your Front Entrance

Just as you are saying farewell to your guests, everyone is putting on their coats and walking out the door, you say: “Bill forgot your gloves…oh, and Sally, remind Jim to watch the roads tonight; it’s slippery out.” Then, another couple pauses to thank you for that wonderful meal you and your wife had put … Continue reading Courtyards: Landscape Design For Your Front Entrance

Three Awesome Landscaping Ideas Built Around Decks

  If you have a deck, or are certain that you want one, you’ll need to surround it with sound landscape design. There are many landscaping ideas built around decks. The goal with each deck design is to provide the perfect base for a backyard setting, while strategically combining the deck with various creative backyard … Continue reading Three Awesome Landscaping Ideas Built Around Decks

Landscape Design Ideas with Pergolas

A pergola can enrich your outdoor space in looks and practicality. Explore different backyard landscaping ideas with pergolas and the advantages of adding a pergola to your outdoor living space. What is a Pergola? A pergola is an outdoor structure with a roof. It has columns that support a roofing grid of beams and rafters. … Continue reading Landscape Design Ideas with Pergolas