Yes, Retaining Walls Can Be Beautiful Too!

Retaining walls are practical. They keep soil in place around hills, ledges, and so on. But that doesn’t mean they have to be ugly. When designed properly, retaining walls can add a unique style to your property and can even expand your outdoor living space.

At Landscape by Design, we are experts in making retaining walls beautiful; adding extraordinary elegance to your outdoor décor. Here are just some of the ways to beautify those retaining walls.
Choose a Designer Look
Gone is the boring standard cement block structure; replaced by stylish stone, colored cement, bricks or even wood-like tiles. Just because your property requires […]

By |February 26th, 2018|Landscaping|Comments Off on Yes, Retaining Walls Can Be Beautiful Too!

Plant Happiness: Taking Care of Tree, Shrubbery, and Grass Roots

Keeping your plants safe and happy throughout the year requires a fair amount of maintenance, from pruning in the early spring to fertilization seasons and keeping roots well-protected from winter’s chill. The roots of your outdoor plants can take a lot of variation, from flooding to drought, but they do need the proper support to stay healthy in the long term. These tips will help you keep your landscape looking beautiful through the ages.
Create a Great Start
When you plant trees and shrubs, proper root care allows them to recover from the shock of transplantation and begin a vigorous growing season […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Landscaping|Comments Off on Plant Happiness: Taking Care of Tree, Shrubbery, and Grass Roots

Weathering The Winter: Preparing Your Garden & Lawn For The Cold

When it comes to maintaining a garden or lawn, most people imagine fertilizing, watering, and trimming their yards extensively during the spring and summer months. Yet how you care for your garden during times of low growth is every bit as important as what you do during the most vibrant months. Pests, fungus, and other threats to your plant often hibernate underground during the winter, leaving them free to attack your plants as soon as temperatures rise again. Meanwhile, the cold air, limited sunlight, and scarce moisture leaves grass and garden plants short of nutrients and moisture, limiting their ability to […]

By |December 8th, 2017|Landscaping|Comments Off on Weathering The Winter: Preparing Your Garden & Lawn For The Cold

Best Investments in Curb Appeal

You want your home to have the quality known as curb appeal. Does your house have it? Look at your house as if you’re seeing it for the first time, and view it objectively. What is there now, and what can you do to improve the home’s overall presentation? Curb appeal takes a holistic approach. No one thing defines it, but people know it when they see it.

Fresh and Clean

Curb appeal means a home that appears fresh and clean. If your house and its trim need painting, spend the money and have it done, or consider having siding put on the […]

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Treat Your Texas Lawn to a Beautiful Makeover

Whether you have a landscape project in mind or just want a lush, green lawn all year long, planting the right kind of grass that adapts readily to Texas heat is essential to cultivating an award-winning lawn. Fortunately, several grass types are available that are low maintenance, drought-resistant and flourish in the heat during the summer months.
Bermuda Grass
With a deep and extensive root system capable of accessing moisture during drought, Bermuda grass is perfect for Texas commercial and residential landscapes. In fact, Bermuda grass requires heat and full sun to grow thick and green. Although you won’t need to water Bermuda grass, it will […]

By |October 27th, 2017|Landscaping|Comments Off on Treat Your Texas Lawn to a Beautiful Makeover

Fall Shrubbery Care Tips For North Texas Homeowners

The summer heat subsides, the sunshine filters through leafy trees, and the cooler temperatures encourage homeowners to head out to their gardens. Fall is the perfect time of year to care for your plants, small trees, and shrubs, while simultaneously finding the space needed to plant a new shrub or two. Whether you want to completely revamp your landscape, or simply want to add a new dwarf shrub to the corner patio, there are a few seasonal shrubbery tips that you need to keep in mind if you want to create healthy outdoor spaces.

Planting Shrubs In The Fall
The fall months of […]

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Stone Adds Beautiful Color to Landscapes and Outdoor Living

Stone is far more than a sturdy, durable construction material for hardscaping gardens and constructing outdoor living areas. It adds color, shape, texture and a distinctive look to homes, commercial properties, and public facilities. Stone adds beauty to landscapes.

Along with pathways, retaining walls for raised beds and conquering slopes, dry creek bed gardens and water features, stone stars in the outdoor kitchens and living areas. These days, many homeowners are avoiding expensive interior remodels by creating backyard living space.

Maybe you just want an outdoor stone fireplace or maybe you want it all. Let’s take a look at stone projects to […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Outdoor Living|Comments Off on Stone Adds Beautiful Color to Landscapes and Outdoor Living

What Quality Landscaping Means to Your Home

Whether you are in the process of constructing a new home, renovating your existing home, or preparing to put a house on the market, you should know that a great way to improve its value is through quality landscaping.
Landscaping adds natural beauty to your home and can reflect your sense of style, based on the colors, shapes, and sizes of the plants you put in and how they are arranged.

Elements of Landscaping to Consider
For better curb appeal, add a variety of new landscaping features to the property. For example, include several trees to bring shade and beauty. You might want to add some shrubbery […]

By |July 31st, 2017|Landscaping|Comments Off on What Quality Landscaping Means to Your Home

Select Landscaping Plants that Tough Out Texas Heat

Which Plants Can Take the Texas Heat?
Talk about hot! In 2016, USA Today reported that four out of six of the hottest cities in America were in Texas. But that isn’t all. Texas is also prone to drought, flooding and powerful wind storms. It’s a wild ride of a state for anyone who is beginning to learn about landscape gardening or is new to Texas.

But if you want to develop a green thumb where summer temperatures regularly push 100 degrees F, you particularly need to become familiar with plants that can tough out Texas heat. One quick source of information is the Earth-Kind® […]

By |June 30th, 2017|Landscaping|Comments Off on Select Landscaping Plants that Tough Out Texas Heat