Landscaping Tips for Small Yards

small backyard with foliage and a small shed

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


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

rain on a plant

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

Xeriscaping Plants to Conserve Water in a Drought

succulent garden

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

Using a Retaining Wall to Prevent Erosion

Retaining Wall

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

Landscaping to Boost Curb Appeal on Large Plots of Land

landscape curb appeal

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.

Outdoor Lighting to Repel Mosquitos

Pool surrounded with outdoor lighting fixtures

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

Landscaping Costs to Consider After Purchasing a Pool

Swimming pool with waterfall

  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

Why Havenscapes? General Manager Nathan Boyles Tells Its Story

Green grass

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

Landscaping in an OKC Historic Preservation District

Shovel used for landscaping

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 Tips

Winter Lawn Care

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.

Pruning Plants by Season in Oklahoma

Pruning Plants in Oklahoma

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.

Grilling for Thanksgiving in Oklahoma

Grilling for Thanksgiving

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.

A Guide to Oklahoma Mulch Types


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

How to Enjoy Your Yard in Oklahoma's Colder Months

How to Enjoy Your Yard in Oklahoma Colder Months

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

Adding a Pool to Your Landscape

Adding a Pool to your Landscape

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

Charcoal Grills vs Gas Grills

Charcoal grills vs. Gas Grills

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

The Best Oklahoma Pergola Plants

Best pergola plants

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.