Spring Landscaping Checklist

Close up people cutting a hedge in the garden to prepare for spring

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

chairs surrounding an outdoor fire place to display tips for outdoor fire cleaning and maintenance

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

small solar garden

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

green grass surrounding a below-ground swimming pool with decroative landscaping all around

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

various herbs bunches displayed on a wooden table

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

Landscaping Tips for Small Yards

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Many residents prefer small houses, townhomes, or condos– residences that typically have smaller yards – over large homes. Despite the lack of space, your backyard can become the place to be for your family, friends, and neighborhood. From gardening to entertaining, there are a variety of ways to maximize the functionality of a minimal space…. View Article

Using Outdoor Fire Features to Warm Up an Oklahoma Winter

Fire pit overlooking backyard

Oklahoma winters can be dry and cold with minimal snow, which can make spending a lot of time outdoors difficult and unenjoyable. When you’ve put a lot of effort into your landscape, you should be able to show it off all year long, not just when it’s warm out. Landscaping fire features, like an outdoor… View Article

Plants that Grow Well in Shade

succulent garden

Many are taught that if they want a thriving garden, there must be plentiful sunlight available – but what if you live in an area that is full of shade? Never fear, we have a solution. There are multiple plants that thrive in the shade that you can fill your garden with, so that you… View Article

The Importance of Pollinators: A Guide to Oklahoma’s Native Pollinators

Bee

Did you know that more than 1,300 plants are grown around the world for food, drink, medicine, and fabric? Of these plants, more than 75 percent are pollinated by animals known as pollinators. However, many pollinators are in danger of extinction, so it is vital to recognize what animals are pollinators and plan your garden… View Article

Protecting Your Garden During a Storm

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While gardens love the rain, storm season can sometimes cause more harm than good for your plants. Making a plan to protect your garden from severe storms can save your plants and save you money in repairing damages. To help you better protect your garden in summer storms, we have created some of our best… View Article

Using Efficient Landscaping to Save Money

corporate office building

Did you know that you can have a beautiful, well-kept landscape that boosts your curb appeal and saves you money at the same time? As you are designing your commercial landscape, it’s important to keep efficient landscaping practices in mind to cut the costs of water use, heating and cooling, damage repair, and more. Conserving… View Article

Oklahoma Flower Guide

Oklahoma Flower Guide

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 Flowers that bloom… View Article

Top 5 Plants That Survive in Winter to Boost Your Curb Appeal

pine needles

Planting a garden that thrives year-round can be a challenge, but it is doable. There are many plants that stay colorful even in winter’s coldest months, ensuring that your garden is aesthetically pleasing at all times. There are many plants that thrive in the winter, and we have collected a list of our top five… View Article

Watering Your Lawn in Winter

winter lawn

Watering your yard isn’t just for the summer – it’s important to manage your lawn’s water intake during the winter months as well. Keeping your soil moist in the winter will keep the roots from drying out, which will prevent root loss once your grass starts to grow again in the spring. Snowfall Won’t Cut… View Article

Colorful Plants to Brighten Up Your Oklahoma Fall Landscape

fall color leaves on the ground

As fall begins and the Oklahoma weather starts to cool down after a hot summer, the leaves start to change and landscapes are covered in scattered red, yellow, purple, and orange foliage and blooms. Some plants carry these fall colors more prominently than others, so if you are looking to add fall color to your… View Article