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Preparing Your Landscaping for the Winter

By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Bergen County Landscape Design Ideas

As autumn fades, now is the ideal time to put your garden to rest for the winter. Perennials have dried and are dormant for the season, the grass has stopped growing, and annuals lie brown in your flowerbeds as reminders of sunny, summer days past. To get your landscaping off to a strong start in the spring, give your landscaping the attention in needs before a blanket of snow and ice covers your yard.The key to a beautiful garden in the spring is a good clean up in the fall. Cut back stems of perennials an... read more.

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Landscape Design Ideas: Front Yard Renovations

By GlennJacobsen, Posted in Bergen County Landscape Design Ideas

First impressions really do count, which is why it’s important that your front yard be inviting to visitors and passersby. If you’re due for a front yard landscape renovation, there are a number of factors to consider with your landscape designer. Here are some tips to get you started:Choose your stone material wisely for your front walkway and landing. Consider color, texture, durability and style when picking out a hardscape material and choose something that reflects the character of your hom... read more.

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Landscape Design: Where to Start in 2014

By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Bergen County Landscape Design Ideas

Spring is right around the corner and now is the best time to think about improving your landscaping. But with so many landscape design possibilities to choose from, it’s hard to know where to begin. Here are some great places to start as you consider a new landscape design for your property:Highlight your property’s strengths. When searching for areas of improvement around your property, it’s always best to start by taking inventory of what you love most. First, think about environmental... read more.

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What You Need To Know About Outdoor Kitchens

By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Bergen County Landscape Design Ideas

Outdoor Kitchens have become a popular focal point in many landscapes around northern New Jersey.  They can be designed to be as simple as a grill with a small countertop or as elaborate as an indoor kitchen, complete with a sink, refrigerator, warming tray, or even pizza ovens. Before you take your summertime entertaining to the next level by installing an outdoor kitchen, here are a few important facts you need to know:Layout is everything: Whether you’re considering a simple straight counter a... read more.

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Benefits of LED Landscape Lighting in Bergen County, NJ

By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Bergen County Landscape Design Ideas

There are many benefits to installing an energy efficient, LED landscape lighting system on your property.Aside from the obvious energy savings and enhanced curb appeal, a landscape lighting system will add value to your home – something that has become increasingly important as the real estate market rebounds. Another key benefit, and one that is not always considered by homeowners, is enhanced security. A well designed, LED landscape lighting system can help protect your home from burglars and other... read more.

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By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Bergen County Landscape Design Ideas

Looking to make a dramatic transformation to your landscape? Here’s are some creative, straightforward landscaping ideas that you may not have considered and will add a touch of newness to your property.Incorporate a path into your garden. This aesthetically pleasing improvement will enhance your garden’s look and is also useful for you to enjoy and maintain your garden’s beauty and health.Have you ever considered adding a water feature? Water features provide a delightful focal point to a... read more.

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By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Bergen County Landscape Design Ideas

Fall is here and pretty soon we will begin to see piles of leaves all over Bergen County and Northern New Jersey. Did you know that those leaves falling outside your window are a great raw material for making compost?I can hear it now, “I tried to compost my leaves, but it didn’t work.” The truth is most people have tough time trying to compost leaves, especially if they’ve never done it before. But don’t fret, learning how to compost leaves is not nearly as difficult as you ma... read more.

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Using Foliage Plants for Year Round Interest

By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Bergen County Landscape Design Ideas

Foliage plants can be an important part of designing a low-maintenance landscape planting. One of the situations that I face regularly as a designer is a clients request for “year-round color, but it needs to be low maintenance”.  Another popular request is, “I want color, lots and lots of color, but we don’t get much sun here”.  So, as a result of these common requests, I have developed planting strategies for each situation which utilize plants featuring colorf... read more.

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By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Bergen County Landscape Design Ideas

If you are a Bergen County homeowner looking to enhance your landscaping, a water feature can be a unique focal point that will distinguish your property from the others in your neighborhood. Water features are a popular design element in northern New Jersey landscapes, and commonly take the form of fountains, Koi ponds, and waterfalls. While water features can be quite beautiful, they require a great deal of maintenance and are accompanied by significant liability, especially when it comes to waterfalls a... read more.

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By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Bergen County Landscape Design Ideas

Installing a stone retaining wall on your property can improve the functionality of your yard, enhance your property’s value and curb appeal, and distinguish your landscape from the others in your neighborhood. There is a wide range of stone materials and construction techniques to choose from when designing a retaining wall on your property, so be sure to consider the location, purpose, and style that best fits your landscape’s needs. Each retaining wall is unique, but here are the... read more.

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