15 Ideas for a Children’s Discovery Garden

Posted by Nicole Bradley on Aug 12, 2016 3:17:39 PM

 

We found this article and we just HAD to share it with you!  

We all know that children (and adults!) THRIVE when they get outside and active.  Here is a great article by Laura Gaskill that was posted on Houzz with a few examples of fun and creative ways that we can transform our traditional backyards into amazing and engaging discovery zones for our families!  This is a great way to encourage our children to get outside and active.  

At Sebert Landscape we are passionate about encouraging families, companies, and communities to Come Alive Outside.  Visit our Sebert Events page on our website to see if one of our Come Alive Outside events will be in your area.    We will be hosting 3 Come Alive Outside events in 2017 and we want you to join us!  You can find photos from past events here.  

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Topics: Company Culture, Hardscaping, Landscape Design/Build, healthy habits, grow your own food

Landscape Design Tips To Improve Traffic Flow

Posted by Kim Riebel on Apr 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Landscape elements can act like wayfinding signage or orange cones on a commercial property, guiding people toward paths and creating preferred traffic patterns. A bonus: landscaping is a much more attractive way to tell someone, “Walk this way,” or, “Please don’t step over there.”

An effective landscape design will steer traffic in the right direction.

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Topics: Landscape Design/Build

What’s a Bioswale, And How Should It Be Landscaped?

Posted by Kim Riebel on Jul 31, 2014 10:19:00 AM

Noticing any low spots in your commercial landscape where water puddles? Or maybe you have a ditch or swale that is difficult to maintain or usually contains standing water? Do the areas tend to collect a lot of the water than runs off from a nearby parking lot or hardscape surface?

These areas could be the beginnings of a beautiful bioswale. A bioswale can not only provide an aesthetically pleasing addition to your property—something much nicer to look at than that old ditch or large puddle—but it can also be a sustainable and environmentally friendly addition to your Illinois commercial property.

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Topics: Sustainability, Landscape Design/Build