Landscaping turns average houses into spectacular homes and office buildings into inviting and welcoming spaces, and no one knows that better than Chase Mullin, president of Mullin Landscape Associates. His business is a comprehensive landscape design and build firm that offers a wide range of professional landscape services. Mullin Landscape Associates strives for innovation and sustainability while creating comfortable and compelling spaces.
Are there any exciting projects you are working on that you would like to share? We have so many exciting projects that it’s almost overwhelming! We currently have several backyards under construction that include both swimming pools and outdoor kitchens, which tend to be fun spaces to work in. Additionally, we have a native-inspired commercial landscape on the Northshore set to break ground this spring.
What new trends (if any) do you see emerging in landscape design? We’re seeing a large trend towards outdoor gathering spaces, most notably outdoor kitchens and pavilions. New Orleans residents are taking full advantage of the (mostly) moderate weather that we have here by spending more time outdoors.
What do you love most about designing home landscapes? I really enjoy having the ability to allow our clients to express themselves through their landscape elements, as well as seeing their reactions to the finished spaces that we create.
What are the biggest mistakes people make when doing their own landscaping? Many times do-it-yourselfers are unaware of the importance of proper soil preparation. Tilling and adding amendments are paramount for a successful landscape.
How does New Orleans influence your work? A better question would be: how could New Orleans not influence our work? The architecture and available plant palette here are second to none. As landscape designers, we’re truly blessed to be living in such a rich environment for our craft!
Mullin Landscape Associates
621 Distributors Row,
Suite F, Harahan, 275-6617