Getting to Know Us: Evelyn

Getting to Know Us: Evelyn

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 20 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 Evelyn, our design intern turned full-time design team member.

Designing to Remember: The 9/11 Memorial Plaza

Designing to Remember: The 9/11 Memorial Plaza

Landscape architects can play a pivotal role in helping us remember triumph and tragedy in the form of memorials, monuments, and outdoor places for reflection. In honor of the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we'll take a look at the design of the National 9/11 Memorial, designed by architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker and think about how it helps residents and visitors in New York City remember the past while looking forward to the future.

Getting to Know Us: Jakob

Getting to Know Us: Jakob

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 20 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 Jakob, our new construction intern.

Small Space, Big Impact

Small Space, Big Impact

We love this project because we feel it exemplifies our mission statement to a tee. This is the home of a young family who needed to simplify and update their outdoor spaces. The front had been long over-grown, and steps were starting to crumble. Almost the entire back yard was covered by a rapidly aging deck that was a major safety concern, and their young children needed a better space to play.

Stone in the Landscape

Stone in the Landscape

Starting a new landscaping project is exciting but it can be stressful as well, especially when deciding on building materials. Believe it or not, stone plays a huge role in landscaping projects which is why it is so important to pick the one that works best for you. Whether you are needing it for pavement, stepping stones, a new fireplace, or as lawn edging, it is important to know which selection of stone would be perfect for the job.

August: Panicle Hydrangea

August: Panicle Hydrangea

There are many kinds of hydrangeas, and we love all of them for the landscape. Yet it seems like the blue and pink mopheads and the dramatic Annabelle hydrangeas seem to take the spotlight when we think of hydrangeas. Possibly the least well-known, but still very widely used, is the panicle hydrangea, known for its excellent winter hardiness, strong branches, and mid-to-late summer cone-shaped flowers.

Pest Alert: Grub Control

Pest Alert: Grub Control

Keeping your lawn healthy and clean is a hassle enough but year after year pests can make it even more difficult. If you've noticed  thinning grass and/or patches in your lawn chances are its time to check for grubs. The easiest way to check for grubs is to simply dig up some soil of about 2 inches deep and examine it.

Pest Alert: Japanese Beetles

Pest Alert: Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles are always present in the Indiana landscape, but some years are definitely worse than others. This is one of those years. Are you stumped about how to keep the iridescent pests off of your plants? Today we'll talk about the pros and cons of different strategies.

A Meridian-Kessler Landscape Rooted in History and Place

A Meridian-Kessler Landscape Rooted in History and Place

When approaching this architecturally beautiful home in the historic Meridian-Kessler neighborhood one thing stood out to us right away: the existing landscape did not match the character of the home. Our designers made it a goal to create a design that would not only enhance the architecture of the home but also create a sense of place and arrival. With the use of different forms, patterns, and symmetry we were able to create a landscape that worked well with the unique character of the home.