Tag Archive: Plantings

Anything besides a maple!

Consider alternatives to maple trees for autumn colors Don’t get us wrong. We like maple trees as much as the next landscape design company. Especially this time of year, as maple trees shine in any setting, with their reds, oranges and burgandies lighting up the fall landscape. But from a big picture point-of-view, maple trees do have the tendency to be overused. And as the old saying goes, “Variety is the spice of life.” So allow us to give you a list of some of our favorite plants that can really spice up your home’s fall landscape color palette. We divided them up by fall leaf color. I included a range of plants in terms of size, from large shade trees to small shrubs. Beaver Creative Environments’ list: shrubs and trees that add fall color and interest REDS   * Dynasty Elm * Northern Red Oak * Kousa & Flowering …

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Why so few ornamental grasses?

Ornamental grasses add color and interest to landscapes One thing we’ve noticed in Kansas City is how few ornamental grasses appear in residential landscapes. The most glaringly obvious reason may be a lack of sun. For those of you in the more established neighborhoods with mature shade trees, you know what we mean. But for anyone with even the smallest planting areas that get enough sunlight, please try out some ornamental grasses. Autumn is the season when these plants really shine and you should experience these graceful garden ornaments. Drive a couple of hours west and you will see how dramatic a landscape can be when enhanced by native grasses. The Flint Hills of Kansas, while on a much grander scale than a home landscape, can give you an idea of how well-suited most grasses can be to the fall experience. Along with the golden yellows, oranges, reds and burgandies of …

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Seasonal Landscape Displays

Landscape color can have an incredible impact on your landscape. Color, combined with texture, can make your landscape environments dynamic and bring focus to seasonal plants and foliage. Beaver Creative Environments designs and installs seasonal colors to enhance Kansas City landscapes throughout the year. Our expert crews are experienced and ready to come in and coordinate your plantings with seasonal colors each quarter or holiday season, so your property glows with year-round beauty. For the holidays, we offer exterior seasonal displays and tree lighting. We can enliven the spirit of the holidays, including Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas. For interiors, we can hang garlands, put up and decorate Christmas trees, string the lights, create magnificent centerpieces and more.