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.
It has been a pleasure a working with Joe and his team redesigning my yard. First and foremost, Joe is incredibly responsive. I have always received either an email, text, or phone call within hours of contacting him that addresses any question or concern I have. They spent the time
Joe and the crew at True Scape Design do great work, leave the jobsite clean, and are respectful while they work!
Street Trees and SDOT RequirementsFinishing Up It hardly seems possible, but we are already back to another ideal tree planting season in Seattle. As the cooler temperatures and more frequent rainfall return, conditions are great for giving newly
Design-Build in Landscape ArchitectureShared Values With a real connection between the designer and the installation crew on the ground, projects can go very smoothly. Everyone on the project knows and understands the design characteristics that the company
January is for PlanningPlanning for the Year Ahead January can be a slow time of year for gardening and landscaping, with the days still short and the temperatures low. Less time digging outside allows more time for
Planters in Modern DesignPowerful Planters Modern landscape designs frequently feature raised or modular planters as a way to add interest and solve certain design challenges. Outdoor decks, terraces, porches, balconies, and even standard planting beds can use
Winter is ComingThe weather has cooled off and the sun is going down much earlier here above the 47th parallel. Irrigation systems are winterized, fall maintenance is finished up, and the holidays are coming soon. Winter
Bioretention for Storm Water ManagementWhat the heck is a Bioretention Facility? As we have mentioned in a post or two already, much of the work we do for new developments and construction in Seattle revolves around stormwater management
Tree Planting Season in SeattleWhen is the Best Time for Planting? A tree is likely the most important planting in any landscape project, not to mention the most expensive. It pays to give it the best chance possible
Fall and Winter Landscape MaintenanceThere is a lot to enjoy about the fall season. Leaves are changing color, school is back in session, the heat and smoke from wildfires have subsided, and brown lawns are greening up
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
Retaining Walls as Functional Design FeaturesFunctions Retaining 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 can also have