My Landscape Design

Education & Training with Prairie Scapes / Scape-it™

prairie scapes homeIt is a bright sunny day here. ... It is inspiring and firing ... and I have been fired up to take action on a thought from a while ago. A new blog,           My Landscape Design. 


Real Estate people know all about the value of home staging. 


What about the outside??  


Sure, clean it up a bit - cut the grass  - shovel the snow - and some fresh paint may be all some think about before putting a home on the market.     But new homeowners are often looking for much - much more in a home.


First impressions are from the outside.  That is the first invitation to a home ... and to any outdoor living space.  


My Landscape Design will become my primary focus on ActiveRain.  I want to see it evolve to be THE source for real estate people and homeowners when in comes to developing the outside of their home to enhance their enjoyment and living  - and to add much value to the property overall in terms of $ value.


A new group may be in the works ... or there may be groups I find myself totally committed to making regular posts ... or you may want to subscribe to the new blog and keep up with the news, views and how tos.   Become knowledgeable and versed in the real green business.   


prairie scapes logoI am no longer a licensed real estate agent - but have always been in the business in some way as Prairie Scapes was founded by my wife and me.  Fern is a professional landscape designer.   I am a master gardener.  


Prairie Scapes has evolved in to a superior landscape design company - with a focus to Southern Alberta, both rural and urban.   Check out for more information.


This is just the first day of the blog ... and changes will be made as I work with some of the techie options - and widgets.   You will see a directory evolve.   It will be your main source for finding information. 


Posts will be made on a regular basis along the lines of regular themes as follows:

  •   Landscape Design
    • Softscapes
    • Hardscapes
    • The overall Plan
  • Landscape Construction
    • Doing It Yourself
    • Hiring a Contractor
    • Managing A Project
    • The Nitty Gritty
      • Contouring the Land
      • Retaining Walls
      • Driveways and Walkways
      • Lighting
      • Fencing and Wind Barriers
      • Decks
      • Water Features
      • Planting Beds 


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Comments (4)

Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Good morning Len, I think this is a great idea for lots of original content. I have recently started reading Ron Marshall's blog here on AR and really enjoy his content. You should pop over to his blog and say hello, he also blogs about some of those same things and really comes up with some great posts.

May 08, 2012 11:40 PM
Len Kobewka
Prairie Scapes / Scape-it™ - Calgary, AB
You Can Scape-it

Thanks for the tidbit Malcolm -     I'll check out Ron's blog and say Hi -   If you trip over any more related or of interest, please pass them on.   I know you lurk the corridors here a lot ... and I admire your dedication to the rain and your trade.   I am doing some fine tuning on my pursuits, and see a real fit and harmony in the real passion I commit myself too   ... perhaps not as much as I should, as I find a consultant role demanding much time.

 Talk to you in the rain.   .... Len 

May 10, 2012 01:59 AM
Phil Hillerman
Crye-Leike Realtors® - Rogers, AR
Crye-Leike Realtors®

The outside of the home is where the first impression is made.  Making it pop works to the sellers advantage.  Have a great weekend.

Jun 15, 2012 04:26 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Potential home buyers form their first impression of a home from its curb appeal. Yet often a home's outdoor landscaping is overlooked, or underdone, in the preparation for the sales process. An attractive and well-maintained landscape can add as much as 10 percent to the value of your home.

Mar 31, 2013 06:21 PM