Posts Tagged ‘Professional Landscape Design’

Md Home & Garden Show 2016 Awards

Urban Gardens is proud to be the recipient of four awards at this year’s Md Home and Garden Show.  Our garden display, themed, “Garden Therapy” won 2nd place in the Commercial Gardens Division.  We also won “Best Color Harmony”,  “Most Effective and Practical Use of Plants” by the Horticultural Society of Maryland, and the Outstanding Achievement Award! Check out our 2018 show.

Dr. Q’s Quest


Thank you to all our friends and family who took the time to join us last night at the 2015 Q Quest Valentines Day Auction.  We are continually amazed by the depth of support we personally receive from all of you, and were equally overwhelmed by the show of faces we saw last night.  Urban Gardens donated a $6000.00 landscape package to the auction, and the winning bid was awarded at $4000.00!  Congratulations and Thank You to the couple who won.

A huge nod to Michael Lopez for his energy and dedication to fundraising for Dr. Quinones.  Michael personally spearheads several fundraisers for Dr. Q’s Quest in honor of those in his life impacted by brain cancer.

The road of cancer is uncharted, and often made navigable only by the support and caring of others.  Do not ever underestimate the power of supporting someones cause.  Know that YOU may be the reason they were able to make it down that road.  Thank you everyone!

Best of Houzz

Thanks Houzz and community for a great award!

houzz   You won Best of Houzz 2015!

Hi Urban Gardens Inc. and congratulations,

We’re writing to let you know that you’ve been voted by the Houzz community as a winner of our Best of Houzz 2015 awards! You can read the full press release here.

Your work won in the Design category, as your portfolio includes some of the most popular images on Houzz in 2014. We have already placed a “Best of Houzz 2015” winner badge on your Houzz profile page; visit your profile page ( to see it.

DIY Landscaping vs. Professional Landscape Design

Professional Landscape DesignDo-it-yourselfers are leading a revolution. After all, you can learn how to do anything on the Internet, from cooking to mechanics to carpentry and so much more. There are articles you can read, videos you can watch, and detailed instructions on how to do just about anything. So why wouldn’t you opt to go the DIY route over hiring a professional? It’s cheaper and more rewarding, right? Well, not always. This is especially not true when talking about landscaping.

DIY Landscaping vs. Professional Landscape Design

Reading all of the how-to books in the world cannot make up for experience, knowledge, and an artistic flair. These are all qualities that professional landscapers possess. As we have said before, landscaping is so much more than simply placing plants, flowers, trees and shrubs throughout a yard. Proper landscaping takes knowledge, a good creative eye, and, most importantly, proper planning. This last part is where many DIYers come up short – planning.

Benefits of Professional Landscape Design

  1. Planning: When it comes to your landscape, you want the final product to look like one yard, not a collection of disjointed projects. This is why planning is so important. You need to have a plan before planting the very first flower. While many DIYers focus on only one aspect of their landscape at a time, a professional landscape designer will help you look at the bigger picture and make sure every aspect of your landscape flows together.
  2. Knowledge: A professional landscaper knows which plants go best together and which plants thrive in your climate. Do you?
  3. Execution: Not only does a professional landscaper know how to design a landscape, not only do they know what plants work well together, but they also know how to execute a landscape.
  4. And More!

Professional Landscape Design from Urban Gardens

Landscape design establishes a framework to guide development and begins with a collaboration of ideas and concepts. The landscape designers at Urban Gardens will discuss your project with you in order to determine how best to achieve your vision and determine your project budget, scope and other details.

If you’re interested in learning more about Professional Landscape Design, please contact Urban Gardens in Baltimore by calling (410) 833-4930 or visiting our website.

Urban Gardens – a unique, multidisciplinary landscape design/build firm and retail nursery serving the greater Baltimore area!