Our Design Philosophy

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At 317Grow our biggest priority is giving our clients a beautiful, unique, and functional outdoor space. We aim to create spaces that reflect the interest and personalities of our clients which is why we encourage client involvment in every step of the process to ensure that what we create is a product of your vision. To us the design process is the most important step of the process which is why we make it a goal to spend as much time as possible perfecting the design. The key to a successful outdoor space is a great design.

When designing our priority will be to give you, the client, what you want. To achieve this our designers will schedule a meeting with you with the sole purpose of understanding what you want. Here we will learn more about you, your needs, your wants, and your design inspirations. This will help us give you an outdoor space that is a reflection of who you are. Your outdoor space will be just as unique as you are! We have lots of fun in the design process and sometimes get carried away, this is why we always take a step back after the initial design is finished, and ask ourselves is this functional, can it be easily maintained, etc? In order to achieve a functional design we focus on maximazing every space and create transistions that are clear and flow from one to the other. We also use clean lines in our designs which not only enhances the quality of our design but clean simple lines facilitate maintenance. Mowing is a lot easier when you dont have wierd angles or spaces in a design. Less is more! Giving our client a design that is beautiful yet funtional and easy to maintain is our goal.

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Want to create your own one-of-a-kind outdoor space? Contact us today to schedule a meeting with a designer and start dreaming up a space perfectly suited to you. Our crews are scheduled months in advance, so the sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner you can get on our schedule. In the meantime, check out our project spotlight blog posts and our portfolio page to see other examples of our work.

Getting to Know Us: Mike

Getting to Know Us: Mike

We are a unique and interesting group of people here at 317Grow, and we love it. As our clients, you may only get to meet a handful of our team members, and even then you may not get to know them very well. We picked some interesting questions to ask our team, so look for these posts added to our usual mix every now and again. Today we'll get to know a little more about Mike, jack-of-all-trades in the maintenance department.

March: Fragrant Sumac

March: Fragrant Sumac

Fragrant sumac is an adaptable, low-maintenance shrub perfect for even the toughest situations. It thrives even planted in clay, surrounded by asphalt, and battered and dried by full sun. It spreads to form colonies that retain slopes and block out weeds. As long as you don’t plant it in a bog, it will hold the line and even bring some spring and fall surprises just about anywhere.

Project Feature: Outdoor Living

Project Feature: Outdoor Living

When we first descended on this property we noticed the lack of personality and character in the landscape. The fire-pit seemed to have been merely dropped in the lawn of the yard and the decking didn’t naturally blend in with the home. Our client wanted a one of a kind space that not only reflected their personality but was functional as well as aesthetically appealing, the complete opposite of their existing space. Our team worked hard from the design phase to the construction phase in order to completely transform this outdoor space.

Salt Tolerant Plants

Salt Tolerant Plants

While we haven’t had a lot of huge snow events this year, almost every week there’s enough of a risk of snow or ice to put down road salt at least once. Over time, this salt can splash onto parking lot and roadside plants enough to damage the foliage, or temporarily shock the soil with too much salt for the plant roots. Salt draws water out of plant cells and leaves them looking burnt and stunted. In cases of soil salt accumulation, sometimes it just looks like a plant is smaller and struggling compared to the same plant a few feet further back from the street.

Why Choose Design-Build?

Why Choose Design-Build?

317Grow is the premier landscaping company in Indianapolis specializing in landscape design, construction, and maintenance. Our team is with you from the very beginning of your project, all the way through the end. This is one of the biggest benefits of choosing a design build firm. Today we will dive into why choosing a design build firm like 317Grow is the best way to achieve the outdoor space of your dreams.

February: Sycamore

February: Sycamore

Sycamore trees are among the most distinctive trees in the American landscape. Whether you know the name or not, you have no doubt noticed beautifully mottled gray and tan and white bark on a giant of a tree in a park or a forest or driving along the highway. For me, it was one of the first trees I learned to identify growing up as a budding plant nerd.

Landscape as Art

Landscape as Art

We approach all of our designs from an artistic perspective, but on this Herron Morton neighborhood project, we viewed the ground as our canvas for blocks of texture, color, shape, and even sound. As is typical in Indy’s near northside neighborhoods, space was tight, and all areas needed to be tightly managed to make the outdoor space as usable as possible while still making visual sense.

Plant Disease Alert: Boxwood Blight

Plant Disease Alert: Boxwood Blight

We love boxwood here at 317grow. It’s one of our favorite evergreens for its adaptability and tidy appearance. Right now it might be one of the only shrubs in your landscape with color beyond dull grays and browns. But boxwoods are under threat from a quick-acting and deadly virus: boxwood blight.

January: Serbian Spruce

January: Serbian Spruce

For a dense evergreen tree in a classic Christmas tree shape, Serbian spruce is the best fit for central Indiana. The needles have thin white stripes that give the tree a faint white-ish cast from a distance for a softer look. They work well as focal points, or in groups to form a living barrier.