Here at Berns Landscaping, we’ve been busy planting the seeds of spring and summer landscape inspiration with our new Houzz.com profile!

Not familiar with Houzz? It is a useful tool for homeowners looking for both décor ideas and contractors who can tackle everything from interior design projects to landscaping and hardscaping. You can think of Houzz as part Pinterest, part Angie’s List: It allows you to save, categorize and share images that inspire you, while at the same time enabling you to find and research capable contractors that can help make your vision a reality. Instead of spending hours on Pinterest followed by many more hours clicking through search results for qualified landscapers, everything is in one place on Houzz!

Over on Berns Landscaping’s Houzz profile, you can find us sharing:

We hope to connect with you over on Houzz! And as usual, you can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram! We would love more reviews! Please share with your friends!

Award Winning Michigan Landscape Design
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Relaxing backyard

When most people think of landscape design they think of the front yard. Most homeowners only think of their front yard when it comes to landscape design and often neglect their backyard. However, most families spend more time in their backyard then they do their front yard. Creating a beautiful backyard landscape is a great way to increase your homes value and get a beautiful outdoor space you and your family can enjoy.

When thinking about a backyard landscaping project consider how you spend your time outdoors. Do you love to entertain friends and family? Do you love relaxing and reading a good book or taking in the nature in your own backyard? Do you spend your days playing with your children? There are a variety of different lifestyles to take into consideration when creating a functional backyard for you and your family.

If you like to entertain guest a well maintained patio or deck should be a focal point of the project. If you have children, skip on the delicate flowers and opt for hardy ground cover and plants that can handle the occasional stray ball landing in them. If you enjoy nature consider using all native plants to attract local wildlife.

Outdoor lighting is another thing to consider when it comes to your backyard. A well lit backyard not only increases security around your home but can also extend an outdoor gathering, without worrying about guest and family getting injured in poor lighting. Outdoor lighting can be used to light decks, patios, walkways, play areas and more.

You can view our portfolio for more backyard landscape ideas.

 

Grosse Pointe Landscape Design
A beautiful entrance way lined with Lush greens and colorful Hydrangeas.

 

Grosse Pointe Landscaping
Colorful Hydrangeas

 

Grosse Pointe Backyard Landscape Design
A beautiful arbor creates a secret retreat in the backyard of a Grosse Pointe home.

 

Grosse Pointe Landsacpe Design
A recently planted garden bed lines the side of a grosse pointe shores home, once full grown this beautiful bed will be filled with lush flowers and greenery.

 

Looking for Grosse Pointe landscape design services? Call the experts at Berns Landscaping Services, Inc. today, (586.756.1145 East / 248.835.3000 West) for a free estimate or fill out our free estimate form online. Our team of experts are here to help you achieve the outdoor space of your dreams.

Award Winning Backyard Landscape

This beautiful courtyard found in the Mies Van Der Rohe Townhouses which is on the National Register of Historic Places, had been left in overgrown and outdated state. The original landscaping which was installed in 1972, was written up in the Detroit Newspaper in October, 1973.

After 35 years this once beautiful historical courtyard was in desperate need of a landscape overhaul. The original water garden couldn’t be seen over the Waterii Scotch Pine and Mugho Pine. All the remaining trees and shrubs had been left neglected for so long there were none left to save.

Before - Outdated Court Yard
Before – An outdated historical courtyard lies disheveled and overgrown.

 

Keeping with the same theme of Asian Gardens, this outdated overgrown space was to be transformed into a calm and relaxing zen garden filled with rocky paths and minimalist design.

Backyard Zen Garden
After – A fully restored historical courtyard.

 

The new courtyard consists of Asian influenced plants and shrubs, a river stone pond and zen walk path all accented by Asian art pieces.  This beautiful courtyard reconstruction, was the Michigan Green Industry Association’s 2008 Gold Award Winner for outstanding achievement in landscape reconstruction.