Fall and Winter Pool Maintenance

Many people think that there is zero to no pool maintenance needed in the fall and winter seasons. Many pool owners won’t swim in their oasis as much as they do in the summer. However, your pool still needs maintenance. What changes in the fall and winter months is how you should monitor the chemicals […]

Best Christmas Gift Ever: A New Pool

It’s tough to come up with awesome Christmas gift ideas that your whole family will love. But we think Clark Griswold had the best Christmas gift idea ever… If you’re not familiar with Clark Griswold, you’ve gotta watch the classic 1981 movie Christmas Vacation. In the film, Chevy Chase, plays the main character, Clark Griswold, […]

Fire Pit or Fireplace?

How Adding a Warm Feature to Your Landscaping Can Elevate Your Backyard Since the beginning of time, gazing into a warm, flickering fire has proven irresistible. Today, you can enjoy that cozy ambiance with a beautiful outdoor fireplace or fire pit. Dogwood has years of experience in creating the perfect fireplace/fire pit feature for homeowners […]

6 Tips for Functional Outdoor Living Spaces

Whether you have a small backyard or an expansive one, making your living space functional is key. After all, what good is owning a home if you can’t entertain, relax and have fun there? Check out these six tips will help you infuse beauty and charm to your outdoor spaces. 1. Establish Clear Traffic Patterns […]

Benefits of Off-Season Pool Construction

One of the perks of living in Georgia, is being able to enjoy your swimming pool year-round. Although we had some surprises with winter weather, it does’t mean you had to close your oasis. On the contrary, many find a way to enjoy their pool year around. Naturally, the early spring to mid-summer is often […]

Retaining Walls – Beauty and Function

Previously, we talked about the importance of hardscaping and how it can help transform your yard from a simple lawn with shrubs and trees into a beautiful, fully designed, landscape that will be the envy of the neighborhood. Features like patios, walkways, and driveways often draw the most attention, but there is one feature of […]

Light Up Your Nighttime Swim

The proper pool illumination will transform your nighttime swimming experience. Oftentimes, it’s the subtle additions that make the most difference. This statement certainly rings true when talking about swimming pool lights. Pool lights allow you to swim, or simply soak, in the refreshing water late at night, or early in the morning, when the sun […]

Advantages of Outdoor Kitchens

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Americans are no strangers to cooking outdoors, especially in the summertime. Ever since the Food Network started, we couldn’t resist watching Bobby Flay preparing a great BBQ on the rooftop. We also can’t help but watch do-it-yourself channels, showing off different people’s ideas and designs of outdoor living spaces. Who wouldn’t want to have their […]

8 Outdoor Living Mistakes

backyard fire pit and patio with seating

Are you looking to design an outdoor living space for you and your family? Well, you aren’t alone. According to the AIA’s Home Design Trends Survey, it’s the single most popular “special function room” among homeowners in the United States. The survey found that consumer demand for outdoor living spaces increased by 38% from 2012 […]

Paver Patio Design Basics

recessed backyard fire pit with seating

How to choose colors, shapes, and patterns PAVER COLORS Your paver colors should harmonize with the tones of your home environment, which is why we offer many paver color options. You can avoid monotony by combining colors, or by using blended hues to provide a little character your driveway, walkway, or patio paver design. Remember, […]

Saltwater Pools vs. Chlorine Pools

saltwater vs chlorine pools

Understanding the Pros and Cons of Different Backyard Pool Types Both saltwater pools and traditional chlorine types have awesome features. If you’re on the fence, you certainly aren’t alone. Which features suit you best? Read on! Saltwater Pools The biggest myth surrounding saltwater pools is that they contain zero chlorine because the water comes from […]

Outdoor Lighting Concepts for Your Home

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The operative word here is “lighting”. If your home has lights on the front door, garage door and back door, you are at the very beginning stage of lighting design for your home. Lighting for curb appeal is huge now days. Outdoor lighting expands your home, lawn, garden and more areas to a complete concept […]

Benefits of Hardscaping

How Well-Designed Hardscaping Elements Add Value to Your Home Many people put a lot of thought and energy into creating a beautiful landscape, but overlook the importance of hardscaping. While patios may be the first thing that come to mind when you think of hardscaping, it includes much more than that. Hardscaping is all of […]

Landscape Architect vs Pool Company

So, you’re ready to add a beautiful pool to your backyard, but you’re not sure of the best way to go about this process. If you’re asking the question, “Should I hire a landscape architect or a pool company for my pool installation?”, then you’ve come to the right place. At Dogwood Landscaping, we understand […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Pruning Shrubs

Shrubs play a vital role in your landscape. They can serve as decorative borders, living fences, and foundation plantings that add distinction and personality to your property. But if your privet hedge is suddenly sprawling all over your sidewalk, it may be time to get out the pruning shears.  Whether you’re just trying to control […]