Monthly Archives: May 2012

Build a Patio for Your Daddy-O!

Happy Father's Day

Grilling season is here! Give Pop a patio so he can sizzle in style!

 

Just in time for Father’s Day, enjoy a 15% discount on a new patio 200sq.ft. or larger when you sign a contract by June 17th.

 

Patios are a great way to create an outdoor space that ties in seamlessly with the house’s interior and expand the living space for the homeowner. Whether modern, southwestern, classic, or French Provencal, any style of architecture can be incorporated within a hardscape.

 

Depending upon the size of your yard, for example, you can include a full outdoor kitchen for parties or evenings it’s too nice to stay indoors. Including a pergola can add definition to a space and separate spots for play and rest. It also gives you a great way to hang outdoor lighting.

an example of a Baldwin pergola

A pergola is a great way to give your guests refuge from the sun while still allowing them to enjoy the light.

 

Having a small lot, or even no lot at all, doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t have outdoor living space. Using a diagonal design can trick the eye and make the most of a tiny space. For apartment dwellers, consider putting in a rooftop or balcony patio, using pots and plants such as lavender or rosemary, which are not only fragrant but also wind resistant and hardy.

 

Whatever your outdoor needs, Ben has the solution. Give Algiere’s a call and let’s give Dad a man cave in the great outdoors!

May 13, 2012 Happy Mother’s Day!

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Lilacs make a pleasant addition to a memorial garden. 

With Mother’s Day this weekend and Father’s Day coming up in June, many people whose loved ones have passed away wonder what they can do to celebrate their lives in a special way. Algiere’s Landscaping has the solution. Why not give us a call and allow us to help you design and plant a memorial garden?

 

The beauty of a memorial garden is that it can be designed to bloom around you loved one’s special day each year. There are no set rules, you can include plants and other effects that remind you of your parent, spouse, or child. You could for example include flowers that were their favorite color, use stones or shells or other items that remind you of a special trip. Did your mother use a certain perfume, did the linens in your house growing up smell of lilac or lavender? Include a lilac bush or a plot of lavender. Was your father’s spaghetti sauce the talk of the neighborhood? Why not include some tomato plants, using old sauce pots as planters?

 

The possibilities are as endless as your imagination and memories. Ben can help you make your ideas a reality, by using his expertise to arrange plants and elements such as a bench or fountain while keeping proportions and seasons in mind. That way, you’ll have a memorial that will last year after year with proper maintenance.