Your Guide to Mulching

Mulch is a gardener’s best friend. It helps protect your garden bed against extreme temperatures and block the growth of weeds. Mulch captures moisture and nutrients for your plants while providing a great aesthetic as well.    Mulches come in many different forms, and some can even be found in your own home. Here is everything… View Article

Small Trees For Landscaping

When landscaping, trees come in all shapes and sizes. Each type of tree has a purpose when designing your landscape. Big trees are used for privacy and shade. Small trees are used to fit in tight spaces. Small trees are known to stand under 30 feet when mature. They require little maintenance and bring life… View Article

Guide For Planting Trees In Oklahoma

Oklahoma is home to a wide range of trees. With a diverse population of trees, Oklahoma has over 2,000 different species of trees according to Hunker. With unique features to each one, they paint a beautiful landscape across the state. Trees serve an essential role in Oklahoma. They provide shade during the hot summer months…. View Article

Benefits of Incorporating a Pergola or Pavilion Into Your Yard

  A pergola or pavilion can enhance your backyard in more ways than one. These versatile structures are the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors, plus they’re easy to maintain and blend well with your landscape. It’s the perfect outdoor retreat after a long day! Being such a versatile structure, it’s easy to add your… View Article

Your Guide to Outdoor Kitchens

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You don’t have to put the fun on hold when heading inside to the kitchen. Instead, bring the kitchen outside. Heighten your enjoyment for the outdoors with a full bar and beautiful kitchen — right in your backyard. With countless options and styles to choose from, there’s a kitchen concept to match anyone’s lifestyle.  Not… View Article

The Best Time to Landscape Your Property

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The best time to landscape your property is in the fall — early fall to be more specific. Why? Factors of a healthy landscaping environment are temperature, soil conditions, and root stability. The fall climate lends itself to all of these elements. Plan for a landscape that thrives year-round and gives you an evolving, seasonal… View Article

Top Reasons to Install a Swimming Pool This Summer

Imagine beating the heat by taking a few steps out your back door and cannonballing into your personal oasis. Imagine a warm, summer night sitting on the edge of your pool, ice cold drink in hand, with your feet in the water illuminated by a cycling kaleidoscope of lights. Imagine your family playing, laughing, and… View Article

Clever and Stylish Ways to Grow Produce In Your Yard

Feeling the urge to grow your own food? You might have your friends’ and family members’ social media posts to thank for that. Many people who’ve been cooped up indoors avoiding the coronavirus have taken to gardening to get some much-needed fresh air, ease their worries, and supplement their less-frequent grocery store trips with fresh… View Article

Landscape Features That Can Boost the Look of Your Pool Area

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A backyard pool will quite likely be the centerpiece of your yard. So, what is the best way to landscape around it so you’ll get the best look with the least upkeep? While there are some things you can do on your own, you’ll want to be sure to take into account how the plants… View Article

How to Create a Realistic Landscape Budget

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Investing money in your landscape makes financial sense. However, like any other investment, you’ll want to do it in a way that fits your budget. It can be challenging to pencil in numbers for a landscape budget if you have never done any major landscape projects in the past. But, a good place to start… View Article

Spring Landscaping Maintenance Checklist

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So, you’ve followed all the great tips for winter lawn care, and now you’re ready to spring into action for the best looking lawn and landscape you’ve ever had. But, what are the best steps to take now to make sure your yard thrives through spring and summer? Here are seven tips to make sure… View Article

Benefits of Adding Hardscaping to Your Yard

So, just what is hardscape and how does it play a part in your overall landscaping? Hardscape is all the hard stuff in your yard: concrete, bricks, stone and structures made from these materials. Softscape is the soft, growing stuff, like perennial flowers, shrubs, succulents, and trees. Softscape is living; hardscape is not. Ideally, a… View Article

How to Extend Your Patio Season with an Outdoor Fireplace

Is the cooler weather keeping you indoors more than you’d like? Want to enjoy that beautiful backyard and all the landscaping you’ve done? What if you had a fireplace or fire pit on your patio to warm up beside? With the relatively mild Oklahoma winters, outdoor fire features greatly extend the “patio season” and provide… View Article

Plants That Can Survive Oklahoma Weather Year-Round

One of the best things about selecting plants for your central Oklahoma landscaping –  especially shrubs and flowering perennials – is the long growing season and plentiful sunshine. At the same time, the worst thing for some plants is the extreme Oklahoma weather, which can be very hot in the summer with very cold snaps… View Article

Tips for Outdoor Fireplace and Fire Pit Maintenance

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The colder weather is here, and that means it’s time to put your outdoor fireplace or fire pit to good use. But, remember to make sure your fireplace or fire pit has been properly maintained so you’ll have a safe and cozy place to warm up outside. Here are some tips to help ensure you… View Article

Professional Landscaping Can Boost Your Property’s Value

Real estate professionals estimate that a well-landscaped property may increase the value of your home by as much as 15%. It’s one of the few home improvements that not only adds value now, but also increases in value as the years go by. But, there’s more to landscaping than sticking some flowers and a couple… View Article

Benefits of Adding a Pergola to Your Yard

Looking for that one thing that will provide beauty and benefit to your backyard? You may want to consider a pergola – the perfect architectural feature to give a sense of being inside and outside at the same time. Why have a structure that has no walls to speak of or a solid roof to… View Article

How Installing an Outdoor Kitchen Can Transform Your Backyard

High angle view of a stylish outdoor kitchen, gas barbecue and dining table set for entertaining guests with formal place settings and flowers on a paved patio

Love backyard grilling, but want more from the experience? Want space to prep and serve those steaks and burgers? Space for your family and maybe the neighbors too? An outdoor kitchen could be the perfect solution. It can provide that extra space for entertaining and enhance your overall backyard appeal. It’s More Than a Grill… View Article

How to Use Landscape Lighting to Boost Your Yard’s Look and Appeal

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You’ve done everything to make your house and yard look first-rate. So why allow the beauty to disappear at nightfall when outdoor lighting can put it all on display? Done right, landscape lighting makes the best of what you’ve got by highlighting your home’s architecture and its landscaping. Benefits of Landscape Lighting Landscape lighting can… View Article

Outdoor Kitchen Cleaning and Maintenance

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Summer is here, which means it’s the time of year you’ll get the most use of your outdoor kitchen. With that increased use it’s even more important to follow some basic maintenance steps to keep your grill, outdoor appliances, and countertops looking like new. While your outdoor kitchen may not get as much traffic as… View Article

Caring For Your Lawn Without Damaging Your Pool

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It’s pool season, which means it’s also lawn maintenance season. So, how do you make sure your lawn care — DIY or professional — doesn’t do harm to your pool? And, what chance is there that your pool chemicals may harm your lawn? Here are some basic tips to ensure your summer pool season isn’t… View Article

How to Plant an Herb Garden

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You want fresh herbs, but you don’t want just pots on your patio. An herb garden could be your best choice. Walking out into your garden and snipping a little rosemary to go with your chicken or a little tarragon for your potato salad is a truly satisfying experience. But, how do you go about… View Article

5 Tips for Landscaping with Mulch

red mulch with a watering can, trowel, plants and containers

You may be asking what’s the big deal about mulch? What good does it do? How is it best used in my landscaping? Your options for mulch are varied, from organics like peat moss and lawn clippings to synthetic and inorganic options like black plastic and stone or gravel. But, what’s best to use where?… View Article

Use Landscape Lighting to Enhance Home Security

Pool landscape lighting

If you’ve ever had guests drive past your house at night because they couldn’t see the house number from the road or felt unsafe walking up to your front door in the dark, your home could probably use some updated landscape lighting. The same premise applies if you enjoy hosting people outdoors in the evening. To… View Article

Benefits of Western Red Cedar for Pergola Design

western red cedar pergola built on a patio off the side of a brick house by a pool

Picture yourself sitting around a table with your family and friends, enjoying a home-cooked meal on a beautiful Oklahoma night. You look around at the smiling faces before turning your face upward. Through the slats of your pergola, you see the twinkling stars and take in a breath of fresh air. A well-made pergola can… View Article