Xeriscaping, or landscaping to withstand drought conditions, can take many forms. Grouping plants with similar watering conditions to conserve water is a popular form of xeriscaping, in lieu of maintaining a standard lawn. While planting for a xeriscape instead of a full grass lawn can seem like a drastic change, the money you can save… View Article
While retaining walls can make beautiful additions to your landscape aesthetically, they can also be one of the most important additions to your landscape if you live in an area where your land is subject to damage caused by erosion. Retaining walls are structures built to keep soil in place. They can be made from… View Article
From the varying types of landscape your land could have (grassy areas to forested areas) to different landscaping features (hardscaping to landscape lighting), there is a lot to consider when it comes to attracting future buyers or impressing guests with your property.
Although it’s easy to fall in love with outdoor lighting, it’s also common for those lights to attract insects like mosquitos after the sun goes down. Fortunately, Havenscapes installs outdoor lighting made to repel mosquitos and keep them away from your landscape as you enjoy your summer nights outdoors. How Do Mosquito-Repelling Lights Work? Two… View Article
A new pool can be an exciting addition to your landscape. Not only is it important to consider the costs of purchasing and maintaining a pool, it’s equally important to consider the costs of the decking and landscaping around your new pool as well. At Havenscapes and our sister company, Blue Haven Pools &… View Article
Since Havenscapes opened its doors in June of 2009, General Manager Nathan Boyles has been developing business plans, drawing up designs, and supervising projects. Boyles was hired by Blue Haven in March of 2009 just before receiving his Landscape Architecture degree from Oklahoma State University that May. After the economic downturn in 2009, the Blue… View Article
In Oklahoma City, neighborhoods known as Historic Preservation Districts showcase historic homes and architecture but come with strict rules and regulations when it comes to remodeling and landscaping. These rules are in place to preserve the areas of historical, cultural, architectural, engineering, or archaeological significance.
Oklahoma winter lawn care can be tricky since our weather is constantly changing, but there are several ways to take care of your lawn and make sure it doesn’t suffer in the winter months.
Plant care needs to happen throughout the year, and pruning must be done at certain times of the year in order to ensure maximum flowers and fruit.
As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, calendars are filling up with plans that consist of turkey and cranberry sauce. Thanksgiving turkey is a tasty tradition, but there are many ways to mix it up this year while still remaining true to tradition. One of the best ways? Grilling your turkey.
When planting an Oklahoma garden, choosing which kind of mulch is best for your plants can be difficult. Oklahoma State University released a comprehensive list of various Oklahoma mulch types and their uses. This guide highlights a few of the mulch types we’ve found to be most effective, how to use them and which plants… View Article
It’s almost that time of year – the air is getting cooler, leaves will begin to change color, and soon it’ll be time to break out the pool cover and close down the pool for the year. Fall and winter can be beautiful seasons in Oklahoma, but their weather conditions can certainly limit your time… View Article
You have outdoor lighting, an outdoor kitchen, and a beautiful pavilion, but your landscape is still missing something. A pool can be the icing on the cake for the perfect landscape. To help you complete your dream backyard our sister company BlueHaven Pools & Spas shared some of their swimming pool expertise with us: Which… View Article
It’s the eternal outdoor kitchen battle – charcoal grills vs. gas grills. It’s a common cookout debate to ponder the question, “Which is better?” However, they both have their pros and cons; it truly depends on what you want out of a grill. Do you like to smoke your food? Do you want to grill… View Article
A pergola can be a breathtaking addition to your yard. It can provide decoration and shade, and it’s great for growing vines and flowers on. A pergola covered with flowering plants is gorgeous in the spring and summer months, and there are lots of beautiful climbing plants that grow well on them. We have compiled a list of some of our favorites.
Whether it is summer or winter, outdoor lighting can add the perfect touch to your yard. Brightening up your landscape will add a charming, whimsical look to any outdoor space, whether you hang LED lights on your trees or pavilion or you install landscape lighting alongside your driveway or around your pool.
It’s never too early to dream about the time of year for family cookouts, sitting poolside, and spending your free time outdoors. It’s also never too early to perfect your outdoor kitchen and make your home the go-to spot for summer cookouts. From appliances to lighting to patio structures, there are many options to make your… View Article
Being passionate about gardening and landscaping is fun, but it’s more fun when you can get together with people who are just as passionate about it as you are. Networking and sharing your gardening and landscaping ideas with others can improve your gardening techniques while introducing you to new friends. Oklahoma has an array of gardening and… View Article
Father’s Day is fast approaching, which means that it’s time to plan the perfect family cookout. However, if you really want to wow your family this Father’s Day, don’t grill your standard hotdogs and hamburgers, try some of these fun recipes we collected to ensure your Father’s Day cookout is one your family will never… View Article
Gardening can be a fun stress reliever, and it can make your yard look beautiful. However, if you are a new gardener, it can be hard to get started and know which practices are the best ones. Gardening classes can be a huge help for beginners and experienced gardeners alike. Oklahoma City offers many choices,… View Article
Spring is finally here and flowers are starting to bloom across Oklahoma. There are few sights more beautiful than a garden full of flowers, so we have compiled our list of the best times of year for flowers to bloom in Oklahoma to help you plan your perfect spring garden. March In March, flowers… View Article
Temperatures are starting to warm up in Oklahoma, but the nights can still get pretty chilly. Still, we’re all starting to get spring fever and want to spend as much time outside as possible as we gear up for summer. Adding warmth to your outdoor space can be a challenge if you haven’t looked into… View Article
If your home is your castle, the privacy features in your landscape are your moat. These strategically placed trees and shrubs don’t just shield your leisure time from outside eyes. They also keep you from having to gaze out on your neighbors. For many people, replacing their view of the house next door with a… View Article
The term ‘retaining wall’ is a straightforward one – a wall of concrete blocks, natural stone or other materials, which holds back the earth. We often think of them as utilitarian, or purely functional. While they do serve a distinct purpose, building a retaining wall into your landscape can be another beautiful element in the… View Article
It’s hard to beat Mother Nature when it comes to beautiful light, and a great landscape design should make the most of the natural light available in your space. From fine art to photography, great light has been a hallmark of masterpieces throughout the ages.The same is true of your outdoor space. Water The easiest… View Article