Mike Smull

Deck Design

By Mike Smull / July 27, 2015 / Comments Off on Deck Design

Are you interested in Deck Design for your backyard landscape? The implementation of decking has a mixed connotation. While they clearly have the potential to create an interesting outdoor living space for the home owner, often times their designs are constructed in an uninteresting, boring, and bland fashion. They are usually the last addition to…

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Landscape Plantings & Patios – How to Create Balance

By Mike Smull / July 21, 2015 / Comments Off on Landscape Plantings & Patios – How to Create Balance

How do we develop landscape designs that balance landscape plantings and patios? Balance is one of the key design principles in landscape architecture, and without it, design lacks a primary component. A strong sense of balance between hardscape and plant life can truly bring a design together and transform a formerly plain and uninteresting landscape…

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Landscape Lighting – Landscape Design

By Mike Smull / July 21, 2015 / Comments Off on Landscape Lighting – Landscape Design

Landscape lighting is  not picture small colored bulbs that illuminate a residence around the holidays. However landscape lighting, in the context of landscape architecture, exterior illumination has expanded beyond the Christmas lights into a completely different realm of lighting. They can be used to focus on specific elements of a design that can typically be…

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Landscape Design Company

By Mike Smull / July 15, 2015 / Comments Off on Landscape Design Company

Garden Design Inc. is a landscape design company that serves Coopersburg. Exploring deeper into the Lehigh Valley, there is evidence that the region has many historical architectural and landscape components. Touching on two smaller cities in the Lehigh Valley, Coopersburg and Hellertown, they are very similar is geographical make up; however, human population and existing…

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Landscape Design

By Mike Smull / July 15, 2015 / Comments Off on Landscape Design

Depending on the city, the abilities and the types of landscape design will vary. Focusing on the eastern portion of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem is leaning in a positive direction for landscape and garden design. Bethlehem is fortunate because despite its average spread, it is still covers a wide spectrum of design being that it…

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Landscape Curb Appeal

By Mike Smull / July 1, 2015 / Comments Off on Landscape Curb Appeal

Curb Appeal is everything! The essence of suburban homes skyrocketed in popularity since their establishment in the 1950’s. What was once known as a weekend home has now turned into a permanent residence for many Americans. One element that has not changed since the development of these neighborhoods is the importance of curb appeal. Passersby…

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Garden Cottage – A New Wave of Personalized Design

By Mike Smull / June 23, 2015 / Comments Off on Garden Cottage – A New Wave of Personalized Design

Garden Cottage is hot! These landscape elements are being called “she sheds”; however, as a landscape architect, I most commonly call them Garden Cottage. I have completed a project that had two garden cottages at a pool. One was for the men to smoke cigars and play cards (with the bar), while the other was…

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Landscape Pots – Landscape Containers

By Mike Smull / June 10, 2015 / Comments Off on Landscape Pots – Landscape Containers

The utilization of landscape pots and landscape containers plays a role in the history of landscape architecture, and it continues been seen in many designs today. What may come off as a common and banal subject, landscape containers have the potential to provide aesthetic beauty and substantial benefits to the landscape as well as the…

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Outdoor Kitchen – Allentown PA

By Mike Smull / April 10, 2015 / Comments Off on Outdoor Kitchen – Allentown PA

The term ‘outdoor living’ is thrown around by people to describe all sorts of exterior projects. An outdoor kitchen in Allentown Landscape company projects can be a key ingredient. I visited a project that may be the ultimate in outdoor living and entertaining. I walked out the back door into a roof covered deck space with…

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Swimming Pool Company – Design & Construction Advice

By Mike Smull / February 26, 2015 / Comments Off on Swimming Pool Company – Design & Construction Advice

Are you thinking about hiring a swimming pool company? If so, there are a number of interrelated factors that need to be considered in order to have the most successful end product at a budget that fits your needs. Though we like to dream big and by nature can have expensive desires, it is critical…

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