Inspiring Outdoor Lighting & Landscapes

outdoor pathway lighting

When it’s time to brighten your outdoor landscape with some custom lighting, a few key pieces will go a long way. When you’re outdoors, your eyes adjust in a way that requires far less light entering into the lens in order for you to experience complex shadows and patterns, as compared to the indoors. Since—biologically […]

Beautifying Your Backyard

backyard fire pit

With warm months fast-approaching, it’s time to think about sprucing up the yard. You want your property to serve as a little slice of paradise, so what should you include in your backyard design? 

How to Use Autumn in Your Backyard’s Landscaping Design

Family in autumn backyard

Even though plants are beginning to die for the year and winter is around the corner, fall is a landscape designer’s dream! The assortment of different autumnal colors creates a bright palette that you only get to play with once a year. If you are trying to think of ways that you can incorporate the […]

4 Landscaping New Years Resolution

It’s a new year, which means that it’s the time of year that everyone and their dog is creating new year’s resolutions, in an attempt to have a better and more productive year than the last. When creating your resolutions, it can be hard to know where to start. There are so many areas of […]

3 Ways to Decorate Your Yard for the Holidays

With the holiday season upon us, if you haven’t already thought about decorations for your home, you’re running a bit behind. There are a million different ways to decorate your home for the holidays, but your holiday decor shouldn’t stop after you’ve trimmed the tree. Your yard is an important part of your home and […]

4 Unique Planter Ideas to Inspire Your Summer

When you think of your ideal landscaping, it probably includes some sort of garden or greenery. Depending on your space, a large and luscious garden isn’t always attainable. However, even if you have a small space, or you think your landscaping is near perfect, there are always ways that you can add the plants that […]

3 Easy DIY Backyard Projects To Do This Spring

Now that the weather has really started to warm up, it’s natural to want to spend more time outside. Aside from just spending time in your yard, the best time of year to do a few handyman projects in your yard, is the beginning of spring. This way, it’s not too hot and you can […]

How to Add Landscaping Flavor in Winter

Winter can be a difficult time to get any sort of landscaping work done on your home. When the winter elements show up, people think that they can’t do a whole lot, and so they just leave the curb appeal for when spring shows up, again. However, you don’t have to let the snow dictate […]

5 Great Outdoor Meal Ideas

Shish kebabs on a plate

Here at Cottonwood Landscapes, one of our favorite projects to help with is outdoor kitchen spaces. Not only do they add a lot of sophistication to a yard, but they’re also wonderful for entertaining. However, it can be an adjustment, thinking about your entertaining menu in terms of outdoor convenience. Here are some ideas that […]

A Yard for Entertaining

garden party

Have you ever wanted one of those yards that’s just ready to host an event at the drop of a hat? It’s true that especially in the summertime, a garden is the best decoration and backdrop for any party, whether that’s a wedding reception, a family reunion, or a barbecue with the neighbors.