Welcome Alain @alain.c.studio – We’re excited to have Alain join our team. In April 2020, he earned a Master of Landscape Architecture @fiulandscape and was valedictorian of his graduating class. Alain’s work has been recognized by @asla_florida with multiple Design Awards of Honor as well as the First Place Award in the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Campus RainWorks Challenge. Say hi when you see him on a job site!
Coastal Vista Design News
“Leigh Gevelinger is equally de-voted to innovative design and sustainability. “I get to work in this incredible place shaped by water, wind and the sun,” she says. “Resilience isn’t some vague concept. We see the impacts of our harsh coastal environment every day, and we use plants to fix those problems.” With projects in some of …
From Swale to Swell! (Rain Gardens)
On a barrier island, everything that happens in our yards and property has an impact on the environment, including our surrounding waters. This past December (our dry season) has been recorded as one of the wettest Decembers on record! Read full article here.
Decoding the Sanibel Hardscape Code
It may surprise you that landscape architects consider a lot more than plants when designing your landscape. Oftentimes design solutions regarding landscape design influence the hardscape design as well. These areas include driveways, front entry walks, pathways and patios, pool decks and outdoor living areas. Read the full article here.
Seasonal Cheer in your Tropical Landscape
Florida Christmas decorations are quite different than those of our friends and family in the northern frozen tundra. We have images of Santa climbing a palm tree over white sand dunes rather than a chimney and drifts of snow. Our island Luminary Night tradition using candles in sand-weighted bags to dimly illuminate paths enhanced with …
Butterflies Are All the Buzz
It’s awesome to see! More and more property owners are doing their own research and educating themselves on environmentally-friendly landscapes and gardening practices before they even contact a landscape design professional. In my consultations, I’m getting more questions about ways to reduce impacts on the environment a conversation I love having! One suggestion I offer …
Right Palm, Right Place
Nothing says “Florida Living” like palm trees! Whether you’re visiting the Sunshine State for Spring Break, the Holidays, or returning home to Sanibel from a trip up north, you can’t help but notice the variety of tropical palm trees we have here in Southwest Florida! As Florida homeowners, it only makes sense that we would …
Rejuvenate Your Tired Landscape
Was your landscape once lush and full of color and interest, but now looks neglected and in need of a little TLC? Good news… Spring is around the corner! Now is the time to prepare for spring cleaning of your landscape. Check out the full article here.
Cool Season Color For Your Landscape
Cool morning temperatures and gusts of dry air offer a refreshing reminder that Southwest Florida is a great place to spend the winter months, especially when many of our northern friends and family are experiencing sub-zero temperatures! Check out the full article here.
Coastal Vista Design Partners with Bailey Matthews National Shell Museum
Coastal Vista Design is excited to be on the team for the Bailey Matthews National Shell Museum renovation project! Read more about the renovation here: http://islandsun.suncoastpress.com/#folio=1
A Salad Bar for Rabbits
Previously published in Your Sanibel. As the McCallion family’s Landscape Architect, I couldn’t help but respond to his recent, “Why, You Wascally Wabbit!,” article with my thoughts on this hot-topic! WHY ARE MARSH RABBITS DESCENDING UPON OUR MANICURED LANDSCAPES!?? Well, from the tip of South Seas to Lighthouse Point, marsh rabbits are underfoot. While cute, …
5 Ways to Invite Spring Into Your Sanibel Garden
Previously published in Your Sanibel. Spring Has Sprung Early on Sanibel and Captiva Island! In fact, February of 2018 was the warmest ever recorded by the National Weather Service, with only two days where the high was below 80 degrees. The warmer days and higher humidity have contributed to an early spring this season. Lawns …
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5 Tech Tools for Your Garden
Previously published in Your Sanibel. Technology influences and enhances almost every aspect of our daily lives. How we communicate, the way we learn, where we travel and how we book vacations, how we design and decorate our living spaces the list of ways technology works for us is literally endless. So many of our homes …