Design Benefits of Winter

The Design Benefits of Winter

As we trudge through the end of winter and into spring, the landscape can look stark and barren. The deciduous plants have all dropped their leaves, the evergreens are looking dull, and the grasses and Hydrangeas we’ve left up for winter interest are starting to sag. Winter’s starkness can be a little too austere for many people, but for landscape architects and designers winter can offer a valued perspective. When your landscape is down to its bare bones it reveals its problem areas and … [Read more...]

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The Effects of a Bitterly Cold and Snowy Winter

Since spring continues to elude us, I decided to ask Andy Otting, SBC's President and salesman extraordinaire, what affect this seemingly eternal winter will have on the landscape this year. Here are his thoughts... This year's frigidly cold winter conditions bring challenges to our plant communities and overall landscapes in a variety of ways. With the number of days we saw go below zero, 26 days (and counting? please no…) it will be a wait and see experience to see how plants react. Some … [Read more...]

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Welcome to the Scott Byron & Co. Blog

Last year we went through and evaluated our company website and wondered, “How can we make your experience more enjoyable?” A couple of the steps we’ve taken are updating the website with a new layout and easier usability and starting this blog. Who will be reading our blog? I think I can safely say that my six closest studio coworkers will read it, but we’re writing this to provide an inside look at landscape architecture and design and what we’re thinking and doing at Scott Byron & … [Read more...]