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  • What are the different types and uses of retaining walls?

    What are the different types and uses of retaining walls?

    Retaining or retention walls are widely used in the hardscape and construction industry to solve many practical and aesthetic issues associated with erosion or property development in the Inland Empire area. Having many practical and aesthetic uses retaining or retention walls can also be very attractive, functional and add value to your home and property. Bella Terra Landscape Design knows well the importance of retaining and retention walls for homes in the Inland Empire area; here are a few great benefits of retaining or retention walls. ...Click Here
  • The Importance of Doing Chores… Like… fer sure

    The Importance of Doing Chores… Like… fer sure

    Just about every business owner in the Inland Empire area will tell you that one of the greatest frustrations and challenges that are faced in day-to-day operations is hiring quality personnel. Trying to find someone that has a specific skill set for this type of business is difficult; being that it takes years of training, unquestionable work ethics and a follow-through attitude to excel. Nowadays, as business owners, it seems like we would be just happy if we could find a few applicants that would simply follow instructions. Bella Terra Landscape Design knows well the importance of retaining and retention walls for homes in the Inland Empire area; here are a few great benefits of retaining or retention walls. ...Click Here
  • Benefits of retaining or retention walls

    Benefits of retaining or retention walls

    Retaining or retention walls are widely used in the hardscape and construction industry to solve many practical and aesthetic issues associated with erosion or property development in the Inland Empire area. Having many practical and aesthetic uses retaining or retention walls can also be very attractive, functional and add value to your home and property. Bella Terra Landscape Design knows well the importance of retaining and retention walls for homes in the Inland Empire area; here are a few great benefits of retaining or retention walls. ...Click Here
  • Reasons we are thankful in 2017

    Reasons we are thankful in 2017

    During this holiday season it is important to be mindful about the many things that Bella Terra Landscape Design, providing professional landscape design services to the Inland Empire & surrounding areas, has to be thankful for. Even as the end of the year continues to approach, we find ourselves echoing our thankfulness as we look back across 2017. Bella Terra Landscape Design would like to express a few things, as we reflect on our trials and successes of 2017, that we find ourselves to be very thankful for: ...Click Here
  • How Much Should a Professional Concrete Construction Service Charge?

    How Much Should a Professional Concrete Construction Service Charge?

    At Bella Terra Landscape Design, we often get ask how much should the companies that utilize our designs charge to install or construct the different elements of the design. The old adage of “You get what you pay for” perhaps was perfectly coined for landscape services. Of any, in the service industry, that this might hold true for; Concrete Construction services perhaps fits this adage the best. All you need to do is open the phone book or do a Google search to find dozens of companies or individuals in the Inland Empire area offering professional Concrete Construction services however, when you call these different services you quickly find out that there is a huge range of prices that are being provided for essentially the same services. To better answer the question of: how much you should pay for a professional Concrete Construction project such as: driveways, patios, concrete staining and retention wall installation; let’s analyze what goes into the charges vs. the outcome. ...Click Here
  • Water restrictions keeping your lawn from looking great? – Check this out!

    Water restrictions keeping your lawn from looking great? – Check this out!

    While the landscape of the Inland Empire area lends itself to beautiful views, rich culture and diversity of features it also presents a unique set of challenges unlike anywhere else. One of these unique challenges is the consistency of irrigation that we have available to us. Those of us who have called the Inland Empire area home for many years have become accustomed to living in the warmer climate where droughts and watering restrictions exist, hence the challenge; how can we have a beautiful, consistent lawn with these types of water restrictions? ...Click Here
  • Bright Ideas for Outdoor Landscape Lighting

    Bright Ideas for Outdoor Landscape Lighting

    When you are looking to create the ultimate backyard getaway for your Inland Empire area home, many features come into play. We naturally want a beautiful yard, but one that is functional as well. We desire to have a good curb appeal, but desire to have a low maintenance situation that make our lives just a little bit easier. At the end of the day you want to achieve a yard that makes you proud of your home. Part of this, as mentioned above, is functionality. Having the appropriate landscape lighting will not only help bring a level of beauty and sophistication to your Inland Empire area home; but increase its functionality. Check out this useful article on bright ideas for outdoor landscape lighting. ...Click Here
  • I’m building a pool, should I act as my own general contractor?

    I’m building a pool, should I act as my own general contractor?

    Ah… a swimming pool… relaxation, style and possibly; the talk of your neighborhood, who wouldn’t want a swimming pool for their home in the Inland Empire area. So most would start with interviewing swimming pool contractors, I mean, that would be the first logical step, right? Yeah that would be a good starting point. There are a few however, that plan on bypassing that step altogether, planning to put on the Contractor’s cap and make it happen. ...Click Here
  • Fire pits vs. fireplace – a Hot Topic for your Inland Empire area home

    Fire pits vs. fireplace – a Hot Topic for your Inland Empire area home

    Annuals and perennials added throughout our front yard bring instant amazing pop of color. Whether flanking the entry way or under windows, planter beds help soften the appearance of the home. As with entry walk ways, the overall style of the home and garden design will dictate plant options. Organic shapes and mounded planter beds are very easy to create and add texture and elevation play to our yards. ...Click Here
  • Adding Curb Appeal to your Inland Empire Area Home

    Adding Curb Appeal to your Inland Empire Area Home

    Every realtor in the Inland Empire (or anywhere else for that matter) will tell you that there are 3 key things that are necessary for every home to have: Curb appeal, a great looking and functional bathroom and kitchen. With these you can set the tone for the entire house as well as the price. ...Click Here
  • Pondless Water Features… The Right Idea!

    Pondless Water Features… The Right Idea!

    Who doesn’t love the fantastic sound of cascading water or a bubbling brook? It’s really one of life’s simplest pleasures. Water features are something we all would love to incorporate into our yards or gardens, but we often let the cons outweigh the pros. Whether it be a natural boulder water fall, a water wall with a spillway or a bubbling urn; the intrigue and desire for wanting a water feature that will be the centerpiece of your landscaped, Inland Empire home is there; but…. who wants to deal with the maintenance of a water feature? ...Click Here
  • Choosing Concrete VS. Pavers for your Inland Empire Area Home

    Choosing Concrete VS. Pavers for your Inland Empire Area Home

    When it comes to a beautifully finished hardscape for the garden at our Inland Empire area home, material choices are a key factor. The style, look and theme of the hardscape naturally plays a large part in this decision-making process, as well as the landscape you are working within; but by using the appropriate materials can help bring authenticity and texture to the hardscape. In this article we will discuss two specific finishes: Concrete and interlocking pavers, ...Click Here
  • Should I act as my own landscape Contractor?

    Should I act as my own landscape Contractor?

    A great divide exists in the home improvement industry between service professionals and the DIY (do it yourself) community. Home-improvement box stores such as Home Depot and Lowe’s spent a large amount of advertising dollars empowering the weekend warrior that they can do a job just as good as the professionals… and this may be true! As a professional landscape design firm we often get asked by our customers: “Can I build what your designs layout?” ...Click Here
  • How to save valuable resources with your landscaping

    How to save valuable resources with your landscaping

    In today's global mindset of saving for the next generation it's vital we all do our part to conserve our valuable water, air and electrical resources. When everyone plays their part to conserve around their Inland Empire area home, it can add up to huge saving for everyone! Here at Bella Terra Landscape Design we know a few things about conservation. All of our landscape designs tie in the needs of the customer with an earth friendly approach. ...Click Here
  • Why do I need landscape design plans?

    Why do I need landscape design plans?

    When considering professional landscaping for your Inland Empire area home you might have called a few landscape and hardscape companies only for them to ask if you have had a landscape design plan created yet? Then you started thinking… “Why do I need landscape design plans? I mean… I know what I like and I ... Read more ...Click Here