About Us

Design Services by Expert Landscape Planners

The Home Outside Team

Julie Moir Messervy

Jana L. Bryan

Bethany Gracia

Jennifer Silver


Samantha Anderson

Erica Bowman


Julie Moir Messervy

As a landscape designer, author, and lecturer, I travel extensively across the U.S. and Canada. Wherever I go, I see tracts of houses without any landscaping around them. Inspired to address this problem, I wrote Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love (Taunton Press, 2009) to help homeowners with their landscapes in the simplest possible language. But I always knew that they still needed more help. So my team and I decided to jump into the digital world and create a simple and fun app that people everywhere could use to mock up their own backyard and then begin to transform it into a personalized landscape.

The Home Outside app features all the elements that make up a property, from the house and driveway down to the compost bin and perennial planting. We also created the Home Outside online design service, and for several years we’ve been doing concept designs and planting plans for properties around North America. We can now offer beautiful expert design to everyone, at a price more homeowners can afford. We’re looking forward to designing your Home Outside.

Looking to create the landscape of your dreams but not sure where to get started? Read more about the different services we provide to see which one is best for you!

Check Out Our Recent Designs

See below for recent landscape design projects created by our Home Outside designers. Easy to implement, personalized just for you, endless possibilities, and expert advice that is just a click away—get the landscape of your dreams today!
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Welcoming & Water-Wise Front Yard—Colorado

This Boulder homeowner wanted to retain trees and some of the perennials in the front yard of her attractive contemporary home, but she [...]
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Elegant Backyard Entertaining—Fairfax County, Virginia

For a large, Nantucket-style house with strong lines, the homeowners were seeking a backyard design that would be primarily symmetrical and [...]