The inclusion of houseplants in living spaces is a huge craze that has been trending since the turn of the century and they are predicted to increase in popularity even more. Young adults are not moving into homes like their older generation was before them, instead they are content with their apartment, condo, or studio. Without a house, they do not have a built-in garden or backyard, yet they still have the desire to be surrounded by a living, green habitat… and in walks the houseplant…
HAPPY NEW YEAR LANDSCAPE FRIENDS!
HERE ARE OUR THOUGHTS ON THE TOP 5 DESIGN TRENDS OF 2018:
(1) SMALL GARDENS
(2) ALFRESCO DINING
(3) DEXTEROUS DECKS
(4) SENSE OF ENCLOSURE
(5) INSPIRATION BY TRAVELING
OUR 2019 PREDICTIONS
More spaces designed for fun entertainment, more people are designing their homes to be all inclusive. I believe people backyards will become the hub of entertainment for family and friends.
A trend towards warmer colors of red and orange rather than stark greys and whites. There are cyclical trends from color to lack there off. We believe people are craving color and how the landscape can provide it.
Since people want the all inclusive yard they need versatile spaces that are both for casual days with family and also can be dressed up for a more formal occasion.
Also the trend of micro gardens used in small patios. This allows for gardening in any home type.
Falling Waters has recently been assigned the unique opportunity to design and expand the garden area of the Flora Vista Elementary School playground. We are honored that the school has thought of us and we are very excited to use our unique landscape design strategies to help grow the children's understanding of the outside world.
Read on to see how we are going to approach this unique process…
How do you choose to define a boundary?
You will see all different ways that homeowners try to distinguish their property from their neighbors. Monuments, fences, topography, and planting are all used to separate themselves from others.
Even though we pride ourselves on being a one-stop-shop, where a client can call for a consultation and a few months later walk outside to a total landscape makeover, we also love doing remote designs that clients can take and install on their own or use for a later date. We are currently growing this part of the company and welcome any and all design types.
Curious of how this works? Well these are the steps that we follow to execute a thought out and accurate design…
Ryan Prange has recently released a new resource for the young and seasoned professional. It gives a glimpse into the knowledge that he has collected for over a decade and how he has used it to produce successful designs.
Why would you be interested in something like this?
Maybe you are in a design rut, maybe you keep experimenting with a type of construction and you are just missing one piece of the puzzle to make it work, or maybe you just want a wider view on how a Design/Build Contractor works. Well these resources have something for everyone.
Each month Ryan Prange the owner of Falling Waters Landscape publishes a new issue with a brand new topic. Each topic has been thoughtfully created to expose valuable details that are proven to lend success and boost your business. The playbooks’ mission is to educate and help germinate a thrilling and satisfying career, if you are not seeing this as a useful tool we have a money back guarantee policy. But we hope that you stick around to see what more you can learn and use in the growth of your own business.
If you do not want to commit financially to the worthwhile resource described above, Ryan publishes free accessible blogs on the website https://www.alwaysthinkoutside.com/blog/ , these are short and sweet tips and tricks that will give you insight on how to grow your landscaper/contractor platform. However, this will probably leave you wanting more, so you can sign up for the monthly or yearly subscription plans through the link https://www.alwaysthinkoutside.com/playbook/ .
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Think Outside.
This is part two of the “You Can Do It Too” blog; in the first part we discussed how implementing pervious materials and planting California natives can aid in created a healthier environment. For this chapter we will discuss how rainwater harvesting and edible gardens can support a sustainable lifestyle as well.