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Urban Garden Design: An Intimate Terrace Garden

Urban Garden Design: An Intimate Terrace Garden

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 in Design, Landscape Design

At the heart of this open-air room is a beloved crabapple tree, visible from the kitchen windows, which provides food for the birds and a fragrant canopy over the lower terrace. The space was upgraded to accommodate the tree, and square-cut limestone paving stones, pea gravel, and planting beds replaced the uninviting lawn. From Landscaping Ideas […]

A Beautiful Backyard for the Whole Family

A Beautiful Backyard for the Whole Family

Posted on Apr 25, 2016 in Design, Landscape Design

After clearing some woodland behind their home, this young family desired a clearly defined backyard that retained some wildness, but with spaces for children to play, formal gardens near the house, and visual interest from inside. They created the base plan design (above, left) and sent it to us with their wishlist for a new garden. […]

Coastal Massachusetts: A Sideyard Transformed into a Firepit Garden

Coastal Massachusetts: A Sideyard Transformed into a Firepit Garden

We turned an unused side yard into an outdoor “fire garden” for a couple that likes to entertain at their Massachusetts seaside home. We created a formal path that links the new octagonal bluestone patio to an existing terrace, centering the fire pit on the owners’ kitchen window. A grassy play space is edged by […]

Best of Houzz Award for Home Outside!

Best of Houzz Award for Home Outside!

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 in Design, Landscape Design, Landscape Design App, News

We’ve been fortunate to work with homeowners all over North America to transform their yards into beautiful gardens and outdoor living spaces. We appreciate our clients and love the challenging and exciting projects they bring our way. How nice to see that our Home Outside online landscape design service received a Best of Houzz Client […]

A Pool Terrace Garden in Vermont

A Pool Terrace Garden in Vermont

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 in Landscape Design, News

The work of JMMDS, the landscape architecture and design team behind the Home Outside online landscape design service, was recently featured in New England Home in a story about a pool terrace garden in Southern Vermont. The design featured a spectacular swimming pool and hot tub, stone terrace, outdoor kitchen and dining area, poolhouse, outdoor shower, and fire […]

Free App for DIY Landscape Design

Free App for DIY Landscape Design

The Home Outside Palette app offers everything you need to design your own landscape on your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. In-app purchases give you specialty elements and design tools such as Maps, Layers, Sketching, Rulers, Snap-to-Grid, Notes, and more—but there’s plenty you can do without spending a dime! Download the FREE version and […]

Gifts for Gardeners: Send the Palette App to a Friend!

Gifts for Gardeners: Send the Palette App to a Friend!

Posted on Dec 11, 2015 in Landscape Design App, Tips and How To's

The Home Outside Palette app makes a great gift for your favorite gardener, a new homeowner, or anyone who wants to design a landscape or garden! Sending the app as a gift couldn’t be easier. In the iTunes App Store, just find the app, tap the Share button, select Gift, and fill in the recipient’s email, your name, and […]

Sow Now, Eat Later!

Sow Now, Eat Later!

Posted on Nov 30, 2015 in Plants & Planting Design, Tips and How To's

With only the hardiest kale and parsley growing in our vegetable gardens in November, our thoughts jet ahead to spring and the happy purple and yellow faces of Johnny Jump Ups, which will blossom as the last of the snow melts away. They’re the first edible items we harvest in the spring to brighten up salads. […]

Places We Love: Des Moines, Iowa

Places We Love: Des Moines, Iowa

Posted on Nov 24, 2015 in News

Part of our team recently traveled to Des Moines, where we showed off the Home Outside Palette app and design service at a tradeshow, toured the fantastic Better Homes & Gardens test garden and Meredith Corporation headquarters, spent a couple delightful hours at the stunning Des Moines Arts Center, admired the Capitol Building and grounds, and got happily lost […]

100,000+ Downloads of the Home Outside Palette Landscape App!

100,000+ Downloads of the Home Outside Palette Landscape App!

Posted on Nov 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

We just had to share the exciting news…the Home Outside Palette app has been downloaded over 100,000 times! This means that tens of thousands of people around the world are using our app to mock up their property, add the features they want for their gardens, and create beautiful designs. And it’s not just for designing gardens! Plan your […]