Creating an outdoor entertaining area for a client can be a multi-layered process. For this client, we are enhancing their backyard with a new spa area. Adjacent to the pool we built previously, we are adding lower terraced platforms to access the spa, which is currently under construction. Forms have been built and concrete poured to prepare the walkways for stone. Executing a well-designed custom landscape is a process that can take several years. We are happy to work with clients to make their vision a reality.
Landfare Ltd. has a definite vision for the outdoor living spaces we design for our clients. Part of that vision is that all of our work must enhance the esthetic of each client’s home. Our designs and all the elements we incorporate – water features, pools, spas, landscape – all work together to project the pride our clients have for their homes. We never create trendy or ostentatious designs that conflict with the home’s architecture and property.
While discussing this vision as a team, we agreed that we really project Quiet Pride™ in both our clients’ homes and our own work.
Zach joined Landfare Ltd. 20+ years ago, working in the field and learning this business from the ground up – literally! Today he is our company’s General Manager, working with all our landscape, construction and pool building teams, overseeing all projects. We asked Zach to talk about his role with Landfare Ltd.
What’s the best part of your job?
“Hands down, reaching people. Relationships are the most challenging part of life, but they are also the most rewarding.
Why should someone come to work with you and the team?
“We focus on the person not just the employee. We believe money should be, and is, a by-product of doing things right. We want your personal goals to align with our company goals so we can all be successful, together as a team.”
Check out the career opportunities available at Landfare Ltd. We’re growing, and we want people who want to grow, too.
Creating the right ambiance for your home during the holidays takes planning, patience, attention to all the details and, in many instances, a team of professionals to execute the plan. Designing outdoor and indoor holiday decor is one way to share the spirit of the holidays with family and friends. Our designers meet with you to determine the overall theme of your design, preferred colors and if you would like to include iconic holiday symbols, like reindeer, bells or angels.
Lighting Your Outdoor Spaces
First the Landfare Ltd. team evaluates the trees in your yard, their position and limb structure. The focus is on the trees because they are the base for all lighting. We design and overall plan to light trees, doorways and other structures on your property.
We use only LED bulbs to create brightness and holiday magic. Depending on the design, we select white or colored bulbs. We especially like the icy brilliance of blue bulbs in a winter landscape. Tree limbs are wrapped with strings of bulbs – we never use netting. After the holiday season, we remove all lights and store them for the next year.
Entrances can be lit with bulbs or with indirect lighting. We custom create swags and wreaths that match back to your design as well as bountiful seasonal urns.
It is important to create the perfect holiday effect for your home. From outdoor lighting and decor to holiday decor in the rooms of your home, we want to create a feeling of wonder and holiday peace. The design theme we use on the exterior of your home is brought inside. Here is where details are critical – each piece plays a part in creating the ambiance you want for your family and guests.
Vaulted ceilings beg for massive Christmas trees, and our team has the equipment needed to perfectly execute our design plan. Mantels, stairways and tabletops are used to bring your holiday theme to life.
Call Landfare Ltd. to begin your holiday design project. See more of our holiday lighting and decor here.
There is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than cooling off in a beautiful swimming pool, but it can be just as relaxing in the winter! For many homeowners, a swimming pool and spa are an important part of their year ‘round outdoor entertaining plans. Creating a custom pool and spa worthy of discerning clients requires both design creativity and building expertise. Landfare Ltd. brings both to every project.
While there are many ways to consider a pool project, Landfare Ltd. has a very specific approach to ensure that all outdoor living spaces are designed to enhance the home’s architecture and provide the functionality homeowners want. All Landfare Ltd. designs reflect the company motto: Capturing Nature Through Timeless Design™.
It Begins With A Detailed Plan
Before construction begins, we meet with our clients to discuss their vision and dream list. Together we determine how they will most often use the pool, spa and surrounding areas: sports activities (like pool volleyball), leisure activities or active swimming and diving. These, along with space allocation and budget, help guide our design recommendations.
After a long, cold winter, spring flowers breaking through the ground are a very welcomed sight. Planting bulbs in the fall will ensure you have the celebration of color you want for your home.
Site selection for spring flowering beds is very important. You want to give a burst of color to the homeowner and their neighbors from the outside of the home (who doesn’t love pulling into the drive and seeing those vibrant flowers in full display) but also be able to be seen from inside the home. The colors selected should compliment a home’s early blooming landscape trees and shrubs. We choose bulbs that bloom sequentially so the beds continue to bloom throughout the season. And with bulbs, more are always better! Our landscapers plant 10 bulbs per square foot of garden bed. That way we are sure there will be an explosion of color for our clients.
See more of our spring bulb gardens here.
The Landfare Ltd. team builds in-ground swimming pools and spas throughout the year. In fact, building during the winter months ensures you will be enjoying your pool when the weather warms up.
Here you see the team, under a protective tent covering, install steel rebar used as reinforcement before concrete is poured. Because steel rebar can be bent we can design curves, angles and even steps to enhance your swimming pool.
The grid pattern is carefully calculated and installed, and tied or held in place to make sure there is no vibration or movement when the gunite (concrete) is poured. Gunite is projected at a pretty high velocity, and any movement in the grid pattern could effect the stability of the pool bottom.
The design and construction of your pool is part science, part engineering and a lot of hard work by our team of professionals.
When a client asks us to re-imagine their outdoor entertaining spaces, we dig deep and create something out of nothing. For this space, we dug six feet below the existing ground level, created a terrace, installed a swimming pool, replaced the existing window with French doors, matched the home’s limestone brickwork, built a surrounding limestone walls for privacy and built a stairway from the new upper terrace to the lower terrace. Landscaping is in progress and custom designed and fabricated wrought iron railings are in production. That is definitely a space re-imagined!
This beautiful espalier redbud tree placed to the right of the home’s front door greets guests with amazing blooms in the spring and gorgeous leaves in the summer and fall. This tree is about 30 years old, and is a lovely example of the espalier technique.
Espalier is the horticultural practice of controlling woody plant growth for the production of fruit or esthetic decoration. Branches are pruned and tied to a frame. Plants are frequently shaped in formal patterns, flat against a structure like a wall, fence or trellis. Vineyards have used this process for thousands of years.
This tree is about 30 years old.
Beautiful flowering trees. They pick up your spirits, bring a smile to your face and convince you that better days lay ahead. This White Princess Dogwood, in full bloom, truly is a royal majestic site to see!
Part of the landscape design process is knowing how trees and shrubs grow, and what they will look like during each season. This walkway is gorgeous throughout the year.
Our maintenance team was glad to be working at this home today.