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We custom design for our client’s lifestyle by creating functional outdoor living spaces, while maximizing their yards full potential and fulfilling their vision. Low maintenance and modern? or country rustic? We turn your imagination and ideas into reality with our high-resolution, 3D aerial imagery. We have all the tools and experience that will get your stunning designs built to the highest standard.
From the design stage to completion, Monville Landscaping has the experience and expertise to accomplish any job no matter how big or small. Our lead foreman has over 15 years of experience, and studied at "Intitution lemonier" in France, giving his work a combination of Canadian and European design.
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NEWS IN LANDSCAPING
Think Smart, Think Small
Imagine being able to eat your evening meal under the open sky, in your own backyard, surrounded by friends and family. Alfresco dining is popular these days having a designated dining area, complete with an outdoor cooking area, has become one of 2018’s landscaping trends.
Different this year is the location of this open-air eating area—Its no longer close to the kitchen but further afield. Creating a unique space at the back of the yard, far from the lights and bustle of the house is on-trend.
Having limited outdoor space is nothing new; especially for city dwellers. How that space is used is pushing the envelope. Multitasking is king when it comes to planning which features to add and where to plant what within limited square footage. For example, a water feature can be integrated into the irrigation system, doubling the function of a single feature.
Analyze the systems and features you can work with in your garden. It will take some consideration and planning to get the most out of your limited space, but it will pay off immensely in the end.
Part of the “maker movement”, this landscaping trend moves away from mass-produced products, and returns to roots of authentic craftsmanship. Whether it’s a stone bench or a pergola, finding a professional artisan to handcraft your next garden element is definitely a trend.
This trend is about quality craftsmanship that stands the test of time. This quality craftsmanship does come at a premium, but hiring local artisans is a wonderful way to support the local economy.
Feeling Fenced In
Every Season Turns
Fencing is the most common method of enclosing a yard, however creative alternatives to posts and planks are popping up. Consider planting a screen foliage, such as bamboo, between the sidewalk curb and your lawn to offer some privacy. Also look at incorporating lacy-leaved trees such as dogwoods or Japanese maple—they’re big enough to create a border but won’t overwhelm.
Thinking outside the box to create the feeling of a protected area is what this landscaping trend is all about. The drawback to these pretty, yet permeable, barriers is they do little to secure a pet or protect against trespassers.
Think “four seasons” for 2018 when planning your garden. Differentiating textures and bright conifer foliage will look lovely in the springtime, but also brightens up the garden during the winter months. Deciduous shrubs, trees with peeling bark, and evergreens that change colour can help you maximize your garden all year-round.
Choosing the right plants that can withstand Canada’s shifting seasons will be a challenge, so consult a garden expert before investing.