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Beautiful Trees

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.

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Meet Adam, Dir. of Maintenance

Adam has been a Landfare Ltd. team member since 2012. Previously he worked at other landscape companies but found his work home with Landfare. (While Adam avoids being in front of the camera, he did take this photo!)

Adam says the best parts of his job are the relationships with the owner and other staffers, and that he is consistently challenged to contribute to client satisfaction. He appreciates Landfare’s culture of “elevating those around you,” and the optimism, positivity and support he receives everyday.

“I wish Landfare Ltd. was the first landscape company I worked for. Had I known how special it was I never would have wasted time anywhere else. Landfare creates growth plans for everyone. Your own specific growth plan will show you where you will be financially in 3 – 6 – 9 months, along with other responsibility goals. You can be someone with a college degree or somone who just has grit and motivation: We will develop you and help you become a proud asset to this organization.”

Building a great team is how we provide our clients with the highest level of design, craftmanship and service. We train folks with lots of experience and with no experience. We want you to become a well-rounded leader who takes pride in their career.

Blooming Bulbs Bring Beauty

Advance Planning Pays Off

To get lovely bountiful beds of spring flowers you need to plan and plant today. In this zone, you can plant until a hard freeze, so you still have time.

Here are a few tips to consider:

  • Decide on an existing planting bed you want to use or design a new bed.
  • Select bulbs based on shape, color and blooming times. Bulbs sold online and in nurseries show when you can expect blooms.
  • Prepare the soil as directed for your bulbs.
  • Plant according to directions.
  • Plan to plant more bulbs than you think you need…squirrels and chipmunks will dig up their share!

Pro Tip from the Professionals at Landfare Ltd.

Because we know an abundant display of spring flowers make the best impact, we take every effort to deter furry critters from digging up bulbs. After you prepare the planting bed and put the bulbs in place, cover the area with chicken wire. Tuck it in around the planting bed, then cover with soil. While not 100% effective, you will see really good results and more blooms in the spring.

See more beautiful spring blooms from Landfare Ltd. here.

Enticing Outdoor Living Spaces

After moving into their home a Westerville, OH couple realized that their backyard did not function for them. They love to throw large parties but the spaces weren’t setup properly. Plus the area that was established was in direct sunlight and was dominated by a stamped concrete side patio and uninspired deck.

After reviewing the work of several landscape design firms they knew that Landfare Ltd. could create the multi-level, entertaining oasis they wanted.  The design integrates seamlessly with the home, creating the perfect blend for entertaining.

See the results in this Housetrends Magazine article featuring this home.

 

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The Seven Levels of Illumination

Each landscape project Landfare Ltd. designs and installs follows a philosophy that acts as a guide through the entire project. The goal is to create outdoor living and entertaining spaces that match perfectly with the esthetics of the exterior of each client’s home and the interior design choices the client has made. Going from the indoors to the outdoors should be a seamless transition, and Landfare Ltd. designs achieve that goal.

To make sure that transition works day and night, John Spayde, Landfare Ltd.’s designer, created the Seven Levels of Illumination,™ the company’s approach to lighting. This design concept considers each outdoor space, including the living areas, the property, all gardens and landscape, and the house itself.

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Building With Integrity

While there are many ways to construct a pool or spa, Landfare Ltd. custom builds to the highest standards to ensure their projects look beautiful, function perfectly and are safe for you and your family.

Extensive Training Ensures Quality For Clients

Landfare Ltd. staff have completed numerous training courses through The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, receiving a Home Improvement Contractor (HIC) License for building swimming pools. This is not a requirement in Ohio but does reflect Landfare Ltd.’s professional approach to all their projects. To build the best you must have a team of highly trained professionals, and Landfare Ltd. invests in the training and education of our staff to offer only the best to our clients.

A pool may look very nice when completed but the quality and integrity are built underneath the pool. After digging the hole for the pool, we install a steel rebar floor before pouring concrete. These extra steps create a pool structure that will not shift due to hydrostatic pressure. Not all pool companies do that, but we know that our clients expect us to provide the best product, and we do.

Poured concrete walls are 12” thick and finished with Diamond Brite® plaster. Available in many aggregate finishes, this plaster lets us determine the color, brilliance and reflective properties of the pool water. Again, we select every finish to meet the design standards needed to enhance the entire landscape and outdoor living spaces for each home.

See more Landfare Ltd. Pools & Spas here.

The Evolution of Timeless Design

The Landfare Ltd. approach to design is very specific: we design and create outdoor living spaces that look and function beautifully, and transcend time or trend. Our motto, Capturing Nature Through Timeless Design™, tells the story of what we do.

When we begin creating a landscape design we consider the home’s architecture because we believe outdoor living spaces must enhance, not fight, with that architecture. We look at the home’s interior design and the choices the homeowners have made because we believe moving from indoors to outdoors should be a seamless transition.

The selection of hardscape materials like pavers and bricks should look as if they have been part of the home’s design from the beginning, not an afterthought. Pools, spas and water features should help create the ambiance not distract from it. Planting materials must work together to bring color and life to each season.

As homeowners update or renovate their homes, our landscape design evolves, too. New exterior structures, like garages or home additions, demand a thoughtful approach to enhancing the original landscape design. Through our long-term relationships with clients we are able to collaborate with them to create new outdoor living spaces and landscaping that evolve with the owner’s vision for their home.

Same Entrance with Redesigned Walkway and Landscaping

This home’s original landscape design, as seen on the left, was installed about 10 years ago, and continued to look very appealing. But the homeowners embarked on an extensive renovation that included an addition to the home. The new design, on the right, adds balance to the home’s architecture. The original gate and columns remain with a new bluestone paver walkway that leads directly to the front porch. The differences are substantial yet subtle, giving the home timeless curb appeal.

Just as interior design choices evolve, so do landscape designs. We think of it as a lovely symphony of design selections and professional installation that work together to create timeless outdoor environments for our clients. Each piece is carefully selected to ensure a beautiful finale!

Inspiration

Spring tulips in bloom

Winter Dreaming

On grey, cold, dreary days in Central Ohio, it can help to think about beautiful and sunny spring days. Looking at some of the flower beds and gardens Landfare Ltd. has planted and maintained over the years is a good inspiration point. So look at our photos and start planning your spring landscape!

See more gorgeous Gardens and Bulbs here, and Decorative Beds here.