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Dining Out In Your Own Backyard: Design Tips

Whether you are going to hire a professional company like Embassy Landscape Group or tackle a DIY project, installing an outdoor kitchen requires serious planning to be successful. I’ve gathered a few ideas together to think about as you design and install that perfect backyard dining space. Today we will look at some of the big …

Dining Out — In Your Own Backyard: Design Tips

You’ve made the decision, settled on the budget and determined the perfect spot. You have a good sense of how you will use the space, but you still have a multitude of details to consider. The designers at Embassy Landscape Group can help you iron out the details and create a remarkable space that perfectly …

Dining Out -- In Your Own Backyard

Every year, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and other groups publish a list of the top landscaping trends of the year. For the past few years, adding an outdoor kitchen to the landscape has been one of the top ten trends; this year was no exception.  By combining an outdoor kitchen with a …

Not My Mother's Vegetable Garden

  I’ve recently noticed a pattern in our home-buying habits. Each time we buy a house, and we are on our 5th now, our yards get smaller. On one hand that seems like a plus —  much less space for routine maintenance chores. On the other hand, there’s much less space for planting. That’s where …

Playful Spaces

I found myself muttering under my breath the other day because it was time to take the kids outside to play. I knew that in order to go out, I had to chase down three pairs of socks and three pairs of shoes and three coats and three hats and as soon as we got …

Rethinking Lawns -- Part 2: Variations on a Theme

After almost two years of fighting a lost cause, we are truly ready to take the plunge. Once the heat of the summer dissipates, we are going to kill off the sorry patch of existing “lawn” we have and start over with an entirely new look.     So far, I’ve had an interesting reaction …

Water Features: An Oasis of Your Own

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”     The words of John Lubbock, an early British statesman and naturalist, hold enormous truths …

Dining Out In Your Own Backyard -- Layouts and More

  You’ve made the decision, settled on the budget and determined the perfect spot. You have a good sense of how you will use the space, but you still have a multitude of details to consider. The designers at Embassy Landscape Group can help you iron out the details and create a remarkable space that …