Sacramento Landscape Design

December 16, 2018
Landscape design, Sacramento

Colleen, owner of Bloomin’ Landscape Designs, has a love for gardening that goes back to childhood when she spent hours of time roaming her grandmother’s beautiful gardens in Idaho. Colleen loves to spend time in her own one acre garden. That time has helped her develop an appreciation for precious moments in the garden without every moment being spent doing maintenance. She wants you to have a similar experience in your outdoor environment. Colleen's goal is for you to spend relaxing and pleasurable hours in your outdoor areas. No matter how large or small your project is Colleen can create intriguing outdoor spaces for you that reflect your individuality and be a place you truly enjoy.

For more than 16 years Colleen has been designing. She began in the commercial landscape world and soon realized that her passion was to design outdoor havens for the homeowner. After getting a horticulture associate degree she established her residential landscape design business Bloomin’ Landscape Designs in 2003. With an eye for detail and a zeal for gardening Colleen works with her clients to make their outdoor spaces something they could only dare to imagine.

Colleen enthusiastically serves her clients as well as the landscape industry. Simultaneously with the start of her business Colleen began building networks of landscape professionals working together and founded the Sacramento District of APLD. Her resume never stops growing as she became an APLD nationally certified landscape designer in 2011.

  • President Sacramento District, Association of Professional landscape Designers 2004-2006
  • President California Chapter, Association of Professional Landscape Designers 2008
  • Board member of the national Association of Professional Landscape Designers 2009 to present
  • Adjunct professor for Sierra College Community Education, 2 classes each semester
  • Horticulture Advisory committee member for American River College
  • Coordinator with Ralph Richardson Center (San Juan School District serving children with a handicap) to create a child-friendly, hands on garden.
  • Member California Landscape Contractors Association
  • Member Satatoga Endowment Advisory Committee
  • 2011 - APLD Certified Landscape Designer

Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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