Outdoor living spaces not only allow us to maximize and enjoy every last square foot of our properties with open-air “rooms,” they invite us to enjoy a bit of nature. Nothing is more relaxing than a cup of morning coffee, watching the world wake up, or a glass of wine in the evening, watching it go back to sleep. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your outdoor living spaces, look no further! We have some tips to help you make these cozy, welcoming, and functional features of your home.

Asheville and Hendersonville are not known as cities regularly impacted by hurricanes and tropical storms. Being hours from the Atlantic Ocean and even farther from the Gulf Coast, a landfalling tropical system will weaken considerably before it makes arrives in western North Carolina. However, residents of our area know that big storms can wreak havoc in the mountains, bringing with them a variety of conditions and leaving behind a mess for homeowners to clean up.

In this post, we will discuss what western North Carolina residents need to know about the potential impacts of tropical systems and the importance of proper storm cleanup once the storms have passed.

Asheville and Hendersonville are known as outdoor cities. Even when it is hot here in western North Carolina, the temperature is still often five to ten degrees cooler than our neighbors in Charlotte and Greenville, with considerably less humidity. Homeowners in Buncombe and Henderson Counties can utilize their lawns and yards throughout the summer, so while the heat is on, in this article we are discussing eight ways to enjoy your lawn and yard even when the temperature sores. 

An even, green lawn full of soft grass is quite an accomplishment! There are a lot of things that can go wrong. Build a few good habits when caring for your lawn and it's easier to reach that goal than you'd think. Whether you do it yourself or hire a landscaping service, your lawn needs regular replenishment and care.

Sometimes, people manage their lawn wonderfully one week, forget about it for a month, and then wonder why it's brown and dying. How did that happen? After all, they did a great job for it that one week! Yet lawn care must be regular to be effective. That isn't all that difficult. There are a few key ways to make sure your lawn becomes green and healthy:

There’s nothing quite like digging in the dirt, planting seeds and seeing them sprout, and watching the fruits of your labor (whether literal fruit or veggies, herbs, or flowers) grow. But we don’t often have the luxury of spending hours each day - or even each week - creating our own garden paradise. The right landscape designer, though, can help you bring your vision to life.

How do you choose the right professional to care for your lawns, gardens, walkways, terraces, water features, patios, and other outdoor living spaces? Some helpful tips: