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Plant Bed Edging

Posted by Joseph Hanauer, ASLA on Jun 4, 2018 9:03:00 AM

Plant bed edging is one topic that I am often asked about. Many of my clients come to me seeking advice on how to really define their lawn and plants. There are several options that are available, and each has their advantages and disadvantages.

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Topics: plant bed edging, Landscape Planting Design

Need a Landscape Budget? What Will Your Landscape Cost?

Posted by Joseph Hanauer, ASLA on Mar 9, 2018 1:44:26 PM

Customers share there dream landscape with me all the time.  I usually ask what there budget is.  Most respond with "I don't know what it will cost." Or, "I have no idea what landscaping costs."  Truthfully this a difficult question to answer, especially without a full site survey and elevations.  I will do my best to explain some general pricing guidelines and what can contribute to the cost.

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Topics: Landscape Cost, landscape budget

Landscape Design

Posted by Joseph Hanauer, ASLA on Feb 14, 2018 4:19:12 PM

One of the best compliments I can get from someone about a project of mine is when I am told they love their yard.  We love the spaces.  We love to be outside and use the yard.  There is always something flowering. Our house/ yard looks great.  We love our patio.  Etc.!

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My Favorite 3 New Landscape Products for 2018

Posted by Joseph Hanauer, ASLA on Feb 2, 2018 2:53:09 PM

What is new and exciting for 2018?  Although maybe not as hip as what you might find at the Consumer Electronics Show, a few of the new products at the landscape shows I have attended are quite cool.  After seeing hundreds of new ideas it was difficult to narrow down my list.  I want to share my 3 favorite new landscape products in reverse order.

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Landscape Architecture - Best of Houzz 3-Peat!

Posted by Joseph Hanauer, ASLA on Jan 17, 2018 4:07:31 PM

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Autumn Blaze Maples Versus Other Maples

Posted by Joseph Hanauer, ASLA on Jun 5, 2017 9:17:20 AM

When people are shopping for a shade tree, they almost always ask me what I think of Autumn Blase Maples.  My first thought is always, WOW, another one.....those must have been marketed like crazy at some point!  Truth be told, it would be one of the last trees I would plant in my yard.  

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Eastern Redbud

Posted by Joseph Hanauer, ASLA on Apr 28, 2017 9:25:29 AM


Eastern Redbud (Latin name Cercis canadensis) is amazing when it flowers. The flowers are a beautiful magenta-red that run up and down the trees branches.   It is one of the first plants to flower in the spring; before the leaves come out.  In southern Wisconsin it flowers end of April or early May.  It is native to eastern United States and Canada.  The tree produces multi-seeded pods in summer.  They look like pea pods as the plant is in the pea or Legume family.

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Topics: Landscape Planting Design

Landscape Planting Design

Posted by Joseph Hanauer, ASLA on Apr 13, 2017 6:33:55 PM

One of the best compliments I can get from someone about a project of mine is when I am told they love their yard.  We love the spaces.  We love to be outside and use the yard.  There is always something flowering. Our house/ yard looks great.  

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Topics: Landscape Planting Design

Brick Paver Patio Problems and Solutions

Posted by Joseph Hanauer, ASLA on Apr 13, 2017 6:25:34 PM

I love my brick patio.  It is colorful adding warm tones in the summer and winter.  It gave us great additional space for us and for entertaining.  I think our brick patio is beautiful.  We have had no issues with it.  No heaving or sinking of bricks.  No ants, no weeds.  Naturally Landscape Architecture installed my patio.  It was properly constructed.  It will last for 20-30 years adding beauty and enjoyment to out yard.  When I meet with customers I frequently get asked about what can go wrong with paver patios.  More importantly, what can you do to avoid the problems.

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What is Better: A Deck or A Patio?

Posted by Joseph Hanauer, ASLA on Mar 29, 2017 2:16:34 PM

I often get asked the question by customers "What is better, a deck or a patio?"  The answer is not always simple.  Sometimes architecture or terrain will dictate the choice.  Sometimes it is simply personal preference.  There are pros and cons of both patios and decks.  What is better? Read below and hopefully the right choice for you will surface.

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