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Reflecting on Favorite Projects of 2023 and Anticipating the Trends of 2024

Stepping into 2024, it’s only fitting to take a moment to reminisce on some exceptional landscape and hardscape projects of 2023. From breathtaking backyard redesigns to innovative outdoor makeovers, the past year was a testament to creativity, functionality, and sustainability in landscape and hardscape design.

Join Envision in looking back at some favorite projects of 2023 and peeking ahead at the trends poised to shape the landscape architecture industry in 2024.

Brookside Backyard Redesign: Embracing the Beauty of Artificial Turf

This Brookside Backyard Redesign project demonstrated a seamless fusion of elegance and practicality. This transformative project not only enhanced the aesthetic appeal of the outdoor space but also revolutionized the homeowner’s approach to lawn maintenance. A well-manicured lawn had always been important to the homeowners, but with active kids, two dogs and the blessing and curse of large shade-trees, the homeowners found themselves fighting an uphill battle.

Artificial Turf – a perfect low-maintenance solution for a high-traffic backyard!

They knew they wanted the functionality of artificial turf and initially reached out to a well-known outdoor solutions company about turf installation. But the quote for the turf was shocking. Not giving up easily, they turned to a recommendation a neighbor had given them – Envision Lawn and Tree.

After a phone call and a visit from Envision they received an artificial turf  installation estimate that was much more budget-friendly. By opting for high-quality artificial turf, the Brookside residence achieved a lush, verdant lawn year-round, eliminating the need for constant watering, mowing, and muddy paws and feet.

Customer Quote: “Our backyard had become a muddy disaster and we were sick of it. Now it is incredible! We spend so much more time out there than I expected. We now have the fun backyard we always wanted.

Working with Envision was great. They quoted us a great price for the project and they just crushed it. The whole thing went off without a hitch and turned out perfect. John and the whole team were great to work with, always easy to get in contact with – and they finished the whole project in about 4 days! And when the project was done, John told us to just give him a call if we ever had any concerns or questions.”

The Ultimate Backyard Entertainment Zone: Elevating Outdoor Living

Artificial turf stays green despite harsh pool chemicals and high foot traffic

In the era of social gatherings and outdoor leisure, the Ultimate Backyard Entertainment Zone stood out as a testament to the art of alfresco living. This project redefined outdoor spaces as versatile extensions of the home, seamlessly blending functionality with aesthetics to create a haven for relaxation and entertainment.

From the installation of a state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen, artificial turf, pavilion and modern manufactured stone patio, to the addition of cozy fire pits and stylish seating areas, every element of this design was meticulously crafted to enhance the homeowner’s outdoor experience.

It takes the highest levels of design, materials, installation expertise, and a keen eye for detail to plan and execute a backyard project of this magnitude. The Envision landscape professionals, working closely with the discerning homeowners, transformed the outdoor areas surrounding the home’s new backyard pool into a multi-use entertainment zone that will be enjoyed by family and friends year-round.

Romanelli West Complete Outdoor Living Makeover: Blurring the Lines Between Indoors and Out

The Romanelli West Complete Outdoor Living Makeover epitomized the concept of seamless indoor-outdoor integration, blurring the boundaries between interior comfort and outdoor serenity. This project reimagined the outdoor space as an extension of the home’s living areas, creating a cohesive environment that flowed effortlessly from indoors to outdoors.

The central grilling station provides visual interest, plenty of workspace, and bar seating on the perimeter for visiting friends and family.

With features such as a new manufactured stone patio and elevated terrace, cozy seating areas, ambient lighting, and lush landscaping, the Romanelli West residence embraced the idea of outdoor living as a year-round lifestyle. Since a low-maintenance flexible entertainment space was the goal, the Envision team installed an underground automated drip irrigation system to keep the new landscaping green and pristine.

Some comments from the homeowners about hiring Envision for their backyard makeover:

“Working with Envision was great! When coming up with plans for the space, we thought they brought us fantastic ideas that really fit what we were looking for. And anytime a challenge popped up, like when we realized the yard had more of an incline than we expected, they would always find the perfect solution!

Communication with the team was excellent and the whole crew was so polite. They are such a hard-working group and we are so pleased with our new outdoor space!”

Embracing the Future of Landscape and Hardscape Design in 2024

As we set our sights on the horizon of 2024, one thing is certain: the landscape and hardscape design industry is poised for continued innovation, creativity, and sustainability.

The Envision Team Bringing the Dream to Life

From embracing the versatility and practicality and durability of artificial turf to reimagining outdoor spaces as extensions of the home, the projects of 2023 provided a glimpse into the exciting possibilities that lie ahead.

As we navigate the evolving landscape of design trends and technological advancements, one thing remains constant: our commitment to creating beautiful, functional outdoor environments that enhance the lives of our clients and communities.

Join Envision for another year of transformative projects, custom designs, and unparalleled craftsmanship. Follow along to stay up to date on the latest styles and innovation materials and hardscape design and cheers to dreaming and creating in 2024!

If there’s a project you’re looking forward to this year, give us a call: 816-788-0808