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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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