Innovation reigns supreme at True Scape Design. From the latest technology to an inspiring color combination, we’re open to discovering and defining what’s next. We work with builders and homeowners who want to push landscape design forward into something new and refreshing. Our primary focus is in the development of modern or contemporary landscapes.
True Scape Design landscaped four sides of our yard for us. They installed low maintenance perennials, like key Lime Cora Bells, wooly thyme, Japanese holly, slender Hinoki cypress, full moon maple,a Hydrangea, daylily and many more. They took out the grass along our driveway and put in blue, and grey
True Scape does a wonderful job of creating a landscape design that not only fits the space, but fits the budget and the finished project is as expected. They are quick to respond when last minute changes need to be made.
Green Roofs for Function and BeautyWhat are Green Roofs? While there is a long history of roofs featuring living plants, modern green roofs are becoming a more common feature in new construction in the Puget Sound region and across
Irrigation Technology Has Come A Long WayIrrigation Technology Irrigation technology has come a long way in the last decade and a half. Drip irrigation is much more prevalent these days, along with smart irrigation controllers. Imagine a system that knows
Great PatiosPatio Season It’s summer in the Puget Sound region! Now is the time to take advantage of the dry weather by entertaining and spending time in your outdoor space. A well-conceived and constructed patio
XeriscapingThe Xeriscaping Style Xeriscaping is a way of landscaping based on principles of low water consumption. The style originated in the arid Southwest, but has been adapted for other regions of the country. It
Improving Irrigation CoverageWhy is Coverage So Poor? Conventional irrigation systems perform at about 60% efficiency, mostly due the need for coverage over irregularly shaped areas. This leads to lawns with brown spots, certain plants out performing other s
Seattle ECA Regulations Changed in 2017What Is an ECA? Washington state law requires local governments to designate Environmentally Critical Areas (ECA), to help manage the impacts of development in sensitive areas. In our city, ECAs fall into five different
Many Choices for Lawn InstallationsThe traditional grass lawn remains a standby of residential landscaping. When it comes to establishing a new lawn, nothing offers the instant impact of rolling out newly farmed sod. However, other choices are available
Permeable Pavers for Improved Drainage and AestheticsWhy Use Permeable Pavers? In the rainy Pacific Northwest, nothing beats direct infiltration to avoid too much water runoff from hardscape surfaces. Seattle is one of many cities now requiring on-site solutions for storm water management.
The Importance of Design-Build in Landscape ArchitectureShared Values When there is a real connection between the designer and the installation crew on the ground, everyone on the project knows and understands the design characteristics that the company abides by. This
Low Maintenance Plants for Modern LandscapesAre you looking for a more affordable upkeep landscape or a landscape that is more sustainable? For decades, conventional yards have been time consuming and costly to maintain. In many places, this type of
April is National Gardening Month: Give Your Property a Face LiftNational Gardening Month & Modern Landscaping Along with bringing warmer weather, April is National Gardening Month. And thank goodness! It’s been a long wet winter in Seattle, and many other places in the country
Retaining Walls as Functional Design FeaturesRetaining walls are the base tool for manipulating elevations and directing or dictating the grading on a given site. These walls need not be merely functional in our spaces, but also have aesthetic qualities
Options for Outdoor Fire PitsOutdoor Coziness Nothing is more inviting in outdoor spaces this time of year than a cozy fire pit. These days, sleek modern fire pits appear in a wide range of materials and finishes. It is easier than
Decorative Rock Mulches as Design MaterialsDecorative rock mulches can make a big impact on any outdoor space. Rock features range from detailed, small-scale aggregate bands to large swaths of rock mulch. Available in a wide array of colors and
Winter Interest Plants for LandscapingOur yards don’t have to suffer through a period of looking inactive and lifeless during the fall and winter months. There are many winter interest plants that thrive and even flower during this time
Stepable Groundcover for Lawns and PathsStepable groundcover is a planting concept that looks just like it sounds…living, low growing plants used in an area designed for foot traffic and regular use. There are a large number of stepable groundcover
Why is Design Build so important to Landscape Architecture?Well it’s because there is a real connection between the designer and projects that actually go in the ground. Also all the people installing the project, know and understand the design characteristics that the
InsuranceInsurance? Is the competition insured properly as to protect your assets, to give you peace of mind and to ensure its workers and affiliates are as safe and as protected as you are? Have
GroundworksGroundwork Dirt isn’t dirty, and when watching people who love the feel of soil and water between their fingers you can tell it’s more than just a job and more than just another project.
Creating a Wonderland for Your KidsYou may wonder why you should bother with redoing your property’s outdoor area, but if you’re someone with kids or kids on the way then you should strongly consider redesigning it. A well thought