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June: Featured Plant of the Month

June 15th, 2011 | featured | admin | No Comments

Rosa ‘Radtko’ Double Knock-out Shrub Rose Size: 36-48 inches tall and wide Hardiness: zones 3-8 Growth Rate: medium to fast Flower: deep, rose pink Bloom Period: May – Oct. Double Knock-out Shrub Rose is great for massing, color accent, and textural contrast. It will provide bloom color all summer and is very hardy. Shrub roses […]



To Build or Not To Build

May 19th, 2011 | featured | admin | No Comments

by Angie Watson of The Waire Group A recent client of ours found themselves faced with this very question: “Should we build a new home or add on to our current home?”  This growing family of 7 was literally bursting at the seams in their Fishers home.  This was not going to be an easy […]



Improving Your Home’s Value: Installment Six – Unique Outdoor Entertainment Spaces

May 19th, 2011 | featured | admin | No Comments

In our last installment, we discussed a great way to improve the value of your home through upgrading your front porch. When considering the upgrade of your front porch, you’ll want to think about how to take advantage of the latest materials and how they can contrast with or compliment your home. Taking into account […]



Don’t Let The “Power of Water” Destroy Your Home

April 26th, 2011 | featured | admin | Comments Off

WATER IS POWERFUL!!!  I know because I see the affect water has EVERY DAY when I visit homes all over Central Indiana.  Over time, if you neglect the warning signs, water WILL destroy your home’s foundation, be it the floor in your crawl space or your basement walls. I’m Dell Phillips of A-1 Indiana Waterproofing.  […]



Improving Your Home’s Value: Installment Five: Front Porch Upgrade

April 26th, 2011 | featured | admin | Comments Off

Installment Five Front Porch Upgrade In our last installment, we discussed a great way to improve the value of your home through the use of decorative screening. We all have those pesky air conditioner units and ugly utility boxes that can be an eyesore. The good news is these ugly units can be screened from […]



Landscape Lighting In Your Backyard

March 19th, 2011 | featured | admin | Comments Off

As spring draws closer many homeowners begin to think about landscaping projects. While landscaping the front of the home creates curb appeal it is the backyard that becomes a haven. A beautifully landscaped backyard can add a tremendous level of enjoyment to one’s home. It is a great way to bring family and friends together. […]



Improving Your Home’s Value Through the Landscape: Installment Four – Decorative Screening

March 19th, 2011 | featured | admin | Comments Off

In our last installment, we discussed a great way to improve the value of your home by adding accent walls and curbs to your landscape. Accent walls and curbs can add dimension and color accent to the curb appeal of your home. Another way to add value and dimension to your home is through the […]



Improving Your Home’s Value Through the Landscape: Installment Three: Accent Curbs & Walls

February 1st, 2011 | featured | admin | Comments Off

In our last installment, we discussed a great way to improve the value of your home by adding additional plant layers to your landscape. Perennials and ornamental grasses are a great, cost-effective way to add variation, dimension, and interest to your landscape. By adding the right plant combinations as additional layers to your landscape, you […]



February’s Featured Plant of the Month

February 1st, 2011 | featured | admin | Comments Off

Autumn Fire Stonecrop Sedum ‘Autumn Fire’ Pronunciation: See-dum Size: 24″-30″ wide by 24″-30″ tall Hardiness: zones 3-10 Growth Rate: fast (mature within 2 seasons) Foliage: Mint-green fleshy leaves on upright fleshy stems Flower: Mint green flowerheads appear in August that resemble broccoli. In September they open a pinkish-red and quickly fade to red then deep […]



Improving Your Home’s Value Through the Landscape

November 23rd, 2010 | featured | admin | Comments Off

Installment Two: Additional Plant Layers Last month we discussed the fact that one of your home’s first impressions is its landscape. And a well designed and executed landscape can have a wow factor for guests or potential home buyers. In last month’s installment: “Tree Selection and Placement”, we discussed how selecting the right tree and […]