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Expert Landscape Ideas You Can Tackle This Winter
February 14, 2013 - Stone and Landscaping
(ARA) - The chill of winter winds might have you wishing for the first buds of spring, but garden lovers don't need to let the cold season get them down. In fact, this can be the ideal time to start planning your landscape for spring and summer. Leaving the work until the last minute, when plants are starting to push up through the ground, will only delay your enjoyment. So harness your excitement for spring and prepare a plan with some expert help.

Tackling a landscaping plan can be overwhelming, so it's a good idea to consult a professional landscape designer who knows the ins and outs of when, where and how to plant and how to install hardscapes. By starting in the winter designers will be more readily available to help you refine your plans, and you'll be ready to get a head start as soon as the weather breaks.

"There are so many details involved in creating the landscape of one's dreams that it's easy to become confused," says Bobbie Schwartz, president of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD). "A landscape designer will be experienced in taking on the multiple unique challenges that every property poses.  In the long run, hiring a professional, who will get it done right the first time, can save money.  That professional will keep you from making expensive mistakes."

Here are some tips from professional landscape designers that will inspire you to get started with your plans right now.

* Consider the view. Is there a certain room from which you tend to spend more time looking out at your landscape? If so, take the time to really examine what you're seeing. Take note - literally - of anything that catches your eye, good or bad. Follow the sightlines, and notice where they take your eyes. This will give you a better defined idea of what you want to accentuate, what you want to hide, and what could be adjusted through simple changes like pruning or minor transplanting.

* Collect inspiration. Flipping through magazines with colorful photos of beautiful gardens is always fun, but it can also be practical. Pull out pages that feature ideas or plants that you'd like to incorporate into your landscape design. Be sure to look at smaller photos, which often have a hard time standing up to full-page images, as they can be just as rich with ideas. Creating a file of images that inspire and excite you is a good idea, and it can be a great way to connect with your landscape designer when you meet.

* Think curb appeal. Having a beautiful backyard retreat is often the goal of a landscaping project, but the view that guests and passersby have is just as important. A well-designed landscape can emphasize your home's beauty and diminish any potential eyesores, making it more appealing to you, your neighbors and any potential buyers. According to the Journal of Environmental Horticulture, it's been shown that well-designed landscapes can increase home sale prices up to 10.8 percent, compared to homes with simply average landscapes.

Thinking about spring is easy in the middle of winter. Instead of just daydreaming about spending warmer days in a beautiful garden, start planning to make that dream a reality. Get in touch with a landscape designer who can help you by going to www.apld.org and clicking on Find a Designer.  If you and your designer have a plan in place ahead of time, you'll be able to spend less time working on the project in the spring and more time enjoying it.
 
Open House /Rental Section
November 30, 2012 - Stone and Landscaping
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Open House - Saturday, Dec. 1st

Canastota
  Open House
  3663 Seneca Tnpk, $119,900
  Saturday Dec 1st, 2-4:00 PM
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Knoxboro
  Open House
  5562 Knoxboro Road, $84,900
  Saturday Dec. 1st, 10-12 Noon
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Oneida Castle
  Open House
  8 State Street, $99,900
  Saturday Dec 1st, 1-3:00 PM
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Rome
  Open House
  111 Colonel Drive, $74,900
  Saturday Dec 1st, 1:00-3:00 PM
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Open House - Sunday, Dec. 2nd

Canastota
  Open House
  3208 New Boston Street, $225,000
  Sunday Dec. 2nd, 12-2:00 PM
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New Hartford
  Open House
  4008 Oneida Street, $109,000
  Sunday Dec. 2nd, 12-2:00 PM
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New Hartford
  Open House
  11 Regency Road, $189,900
  Sunday Dec. 2nd, 12-1:30 PM
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New Hartford
  Open House
  13 Rockport Road, $199,900
  Sunday Dec. 2nd, 12-1:30 PM
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New Hartford
  Open House
  21 Sherrill Lane, $98,900
  Sunday Dec 2nd, 11:30-1:00 PM
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New Hartford
  Open House
  48 Woodbrooke Road, $181,900
  Sunday Dec 2nd, 1:30-3:00 PM
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Oneida
  Open House
  118 E. Grove Street, $184,900
  Sunday Dec 2nd, 12-2:00 PM
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Oneida
  Open House
  641 Patio Circle Drive. $159,900
  Sunday Dec 2nd, 2-4:00 PM
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Oneida County Listings
  Open House
  Coldwell Banker Faith
  Sunday 25th
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Utica ( East)
  Open House
  25 Whitebirch Road, $ 209,900
  Sunday Dec 2nd, 1:30-3:00 PM
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Utica ( South)
  Open House
  121 Arlington Road, $197,500
  Sunday Dec. 2nd, 12- 1:30 PM

Yorkville
  Open House
  2318 Graham Ave., $82,500
  Sunday Dec 2nd, 12-1:30 PM
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Yorkville
  Open House
  6 Lincoln Ave., $98,500
  Sunday Dec 2nd, 12- 1:30 PM
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Whitesboro
  Open House
  8650 Westmoreland Road, $259,900
  Sunday Dec. 2nd, 12-1:30 PM
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Whitesboro
  Open House
  8 Rdewood Ave, $119,000
  Sunday Dec. 2nd, 12-1:30 PM
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Open House - Sunday, Dec. 9th

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Herkimer
  Open House
  120 Willis Ave, $115,000
  Sunday, Dec 9th, 12-2 p.m.
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Whitesboro
  Open House
  1 Brainard ST., $104,500 price
  Sunday Dec. 9th, 12-2 PM
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Open House /Rental Section
April 22, 2011 - Stone and Landscaping
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Open House /Rental Section for Sat/Sunday Sept. 22nd & 23rd. Open House Info is updated daily as information becomes available.

Open House - Sat. Sept. 22nd

Coldwell Banker Faith Open Houses
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  Sat/Sun. Sept. 22 & 23rd
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Boonville
  Open House
  9255 Dean Road, $209,900
  Saturday Sept. 22nd, 1-3:00 PM
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Oneida
  Open House
  237 Park Ave., $124,500
  Saturday Sept. 22nd, 10AM -12PM
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Utica
  Open House
  502 Buchanan Road, $94,900
  Saturday Sept. 22nd, 10-12PM
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Open House - Sunday Sept. 23rd

Frankfort
  Open House
  140 Ripley Road, $135,900
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 12-1:30 PM
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Marcy
  Open House
  9429 Hayes Road, $105,000
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 12-1:30PM
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New Hartford
  Open House
  11 Homestead Court, $264,900
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 11:30 to 1 PM
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New Hartford
  Open House
  8 Upper Woods Rd., $229,900
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 2-3:30

New Hartford
  Open House
  3694 Oxford Road, $129,900
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 2-3:30PM
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New Hartford
  Open House
  232 Oxford Road, $189,900
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 12-2:00 PM
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New Hartford
  Open House
  25 Lower Woods Road North, $219,900
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 2-3:30 PM
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New Hartford
  Open House
  115 Merritt Place, $149,900
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 12-1:30PM
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Newport
  Open House
  103 Harris Ave, $119,000
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 12-2:00 PM
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Oneida
  Open House
  8 State, $109,900
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 3-5PM
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Paris
  Open House
  2528 Crooked Hill Road, $259,900
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 12- 1:30 PM
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Sauquoit
  Open House
  8711 Grange Hill Road, $289,900
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 1-3:00PM
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Trenton
  Open House
  8365 Sand Road, $229,000
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 12-1:30PM
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Utica (North)
  Open House
  405 Spratt Pl., $99,900
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 12-1:30PM
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Utica (West)
  Open House
  11 Sherman Place, $59,900
  Sunday Sept 23rd, 11:30-1:00PM
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Utica
  Open House
  1401 Watkins Ave., $74,900
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 2-3:30PM
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Utica (South)
  Open House
  5 Amy Ave. $67,900
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 1:30 - 3:00PM
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Utica
  Open House
  1547 Sunset Ave., $79,900
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 12-2:00PM
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Utica
  Open House
  1306 Oswego St., $78,900
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 2-3:30
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Whitesboro
  Open House
  1 Brainard Street, $104,500
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 12-2:00PM
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Whitesboro
  Open House
  18 Plymouth Ave., $229,000
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 12- 1:30PM
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Yorkville
  Open House
  10 Seventh Street, $86,900
  Sunday Sept. 23rd, 12- 1-30PM
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Looking Ahead - Open House - Sunday, Oct 7th

Frankfort
  Open House
  218 Sixth Ave, $109,000
  Sunday, October 3, 1-3 p.m.
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