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How to Use Color Theory in Landscape Design

Contemporary landscape design is a whirlwind of color. Its hues can be integrated into the landscape design and punctuated by a smattering of tasteful yard art, furniture selections, and most notably, in the plants chosen. The colors dotting a landscape can represent the principles of harmony, balance, movement, unity, and proportion. They can also set the stage for crafting your ideal landscape. Short of majoring in landscape design or color theory, how can you take the foundations of art and apply them to your yard? Here's a look at several ways to do just that.

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Now is the Time to Plan Your Winter or Spring Landscaping Projects

Our mild Northwest Florida fall and winter climate makes it possible for property owners to enjoy a variety of beautiful flowering and green plants, trees and shrubs all year long. It also means that the sooner you get a jump-start on planning the landscape design for areas you may want to change, fill in or do over in spring, the smoother the landscape installation will go when it is time to begin the project.

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How to Use Landscaping to Get the Most Out of Your Outdoor Living Area

With year round favorable weather, the amount of outdoor space a property has can be just as important as the amount of interior space your home has in Northwest Florida. Outdoor areas can extend a home’s living space more efficiently when a creative landscape design uses plants and other materials to create separation, amenities, and activity areas. Here are just a few tips on how to get the most out of your outdoor living areas.

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Creating a Four-Season Landscape Design for Your Northwest Florida Yard

Northwest Florida homeowners enjoy mild winters compared to our neighbors in Northern states. Despite the typically warmer winters, we have to be prepared for unseasonably cold weather that causes temperatures to plummet below freezing. The most efficient residential landscape design plans for our area consider summer and winter weather extremes, damage from tropical storms and hurricanes, possible flooding, salt spray from the ocean, and drought.

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Using Color to Capture the Essence of Fall – Even in Northwest Florida!

Northwest Florida doesn’t experience the cool, crisp fall temperatures that characterize Autumn in New England, the Midwest, and the northernmost states. Colder temperatures and shorter days provide two of the most critical conditions that cause the foliage of trees and shrubs to change colors in a cycle that culminates after all the leaves have fallen off of every deciduous plant.

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Choosing Plants for Waterfront Properties in Northwest Florida

Nothing is more vital to every aspect of Florida life than water. Boasting the country’s largest estuary system, Florida has roughly three million combined acres of bays, lagoons, tidal streams, and wetlands, all of which are interconnected, eventually converging along the coastline where salt and fresh water come together. The mixture of salt and fresh waters produce an abundance of nutrients that nourish plants, fish, and animals that live in these waterways.

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