See how we did a full makeover on a midtown Memphis backyard.

A Total Midtown Memphis Backyard Makeover

Many homes in midtown Memphis were built in the early 1900s, and most sit on a plot of land somewhere around a quarter-acre. Spacious front porches abound, and quaint front yards line the streets. A backyard can be a different story, particularly if it is still as it was when the home was first built. Read more

John Deere Landscapes - Custom Paver Installation by Summit Landscapes

Custom Paver Installation at John Deere Landscapes

Concrete pavers come in all different styles, tones, and shapes, and can be used in a wide variety of projects. The internet is full of creative ideas for pavers, from making a mosaic-style walkway to courtyards, stairs, raised garden beds, and more. We were thrilled to complete a Belgard Hardscapes Paver project for John Deere Landscapes Stockyard in Arlington, Tennessee. We’ve been working with the folks at John Deere Landscaping for 5 years—before they were even John Deere! Read more

Custom Landscape Design For Front Yard

Creating Curb Appeal With A Custom Landscape Design

Chris Golembeski’s front yard was huge, and his home was elegant sitting atop a hill. However, there was very little that was special about the yard itself, and he wanted to add some curb appeal to his home. Keep reading to see how we used retaining walls, arbor, and natural stone to create a custom landscape design and create a front yard that was as functional as it was aesthetically pleasing. Read more

New eBook: The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Landscape Architect

We are thrilled to announce the release of our new eBook, The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Landscape Architect. If you are thinking of hiring a landscape architect anytime soon, this book will help you as you begin to nail down your visions for your yard redesign and figure out who to hire. Read more

Outdoor Kitchens

How We Brought a Professional Kitchen into the Backyard

Outdoor dining: it is practically an American pastime, particularly during the warm summer days. If you are lucky enough to live in a climate area, such as Memphis, you might spend the majority of your free time outdoors. There is nothing that tastes quite as good as the food you cook outside, whether you are grilling, roasting, or smoking it. A person would be hard pressed to find a home without some type of smoker, grill, or BBQ pit in its backyard—from the economy-sized charcoal grill, to the deluxe, state-of-the-art smoker or Big Green Egg. Read more

Creating a Soothing Backyard Waterfall

Jere Bowden already had a beautiful, relaxing patio and porch overlooking his backyard. He had elegant landscaped areas and relaxing seating areas with benches and hammocks. When his wife was recovering from a battle with cancer, he wanted to surprise her with a beautiful addition to the home, but that was also something more than just a beautiful addition—he wanted to give her a soothing, relaxing, hopeful space. He decided to surprise her with a waterfall, and we were honored to be asked to help. Read more

Reimagining the Small Patio: Creating a Functional Space to Enjoy

Millions of Americans purchase homes with backyards every year, some come with a tiny slab, a small patio, but rarely does the home builder look at the outdoor space available and build according to the lifestyle of the future homeowner.

Naturally, re-imagining the backyard space, especially if it is limited in size, is typically up to the homeowner, customizing according to each individual family’s needs. Here is one man’s story of inspired creativity paired with our industry expertise and hands-on approach, and the beautiful results achieved.  Read more

Lawn Maintenance Tips

Many customers ask how they can maintain their lawn if it will be a while before they schedule their next visit from Summit’s lawn services in Memphis, TN.  Ideally, landscapers from the Summit team will be your primary lawn care specialists but if a customer needs to space out visits they can follow these tips to keep their yard looking its best: Read more