Natural Landscaping Design

If we were to have a truly native landscape in Houston Texas it would look like an abandon field of various grasses, a thicket edge of tangled vines, shrubs and underbrush or a mature grove of oaks with leaf ground cover underneath These landscapes are beautiful out in the countryside but in our suburban enclaves we seek some order and design

If we were to have a truly native landscape in Houston Texas it would look like an abandon field of various grasses, a thicket edge of tangled vines, shrubs and underbrush or a mature grove of oaks with leaf ground cover underneath. These landscapes are beautiful out in the countryside but in our suburban enclaves we seek some order and design. You say to yourself ?it looks messy or it needs to be improved upon.? Let?s say that the first requirement is it should look beautiful to you. It is your interpretation of how you want natural to look. The natural landscape is really improving upon the existing natural conditions and making it even better into our own liking. On the most wooded of lots in Piney Point and Memorial the issue becomes ?how to work with and plant under all this shade?? There is an aesthetic, a blend of the existing and the things we can improve upon based on the comforts, functions and the necessary uses of the site- a landscape design marriage. In the natural landscape interpretation we take the best of natural site elements and make it even better still based on the concept of form, function to house comfort and beauty. So now that we know the natural landscape is by no means native or natural what is it?

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100 Great Romantic Ideas

1. Bury a “Time Capsule” together with trinkets, love letters or other romantic sentimental items. Then, draw up a simple map and store it in your safe deposit box. Date the map and decide together when you’ll dig up your romantic treasure. 2. Create a special music disk together of love or fun songs. Have … Read more100 Great Romantic Ideas

Landscaping Ideas using Rocks and Stones

The possibilities, when using stones and rocks as decorating tools, are endless. Not only do the natural colors enhance the look and feel of any yard or garden, but a little landscaping, no matter how small can increase the esthetic appeal of your home and increase it’s value. Paths Creating a path, either from the … Read moreLandscaping Ideas using Rocks and Stones

Online Landscape Design – The Pros & Cons

I’m one of those landscape designers who loves to design gardens of all kinds and as the author of several books on the subject of landscape design I am contacted by people from all over the world, from a range of economic levels. They come to me because they’ve seen my work and really want … Read moreOnline Landscape Design – The Pros & Cons

THE RIDE OF THEIR LIFE – The Grand Canyon Mule Experience – (Part 1 – The Day Ride)

As sunrise begins to unveil the magnificence of the Grand Canyon every morning, every day of the year, a group of forty to fifty Canyon visitors gathers around the mule ride check-in desk in the lobby of the historic Bright Angel Lodge. The old lobby is the picture of comfort and security with its rustic … Read moreTHE RIDE OF THEIR LIFE – The Grand Canyon Mule Experience – (Part 1 – The Day Ride)

The Log Cabin Experience

The housing market is in a most disorganised state at the moment, moving to a bigger property is expensive and risky so you may wish to consider other options to increase the space in your home. These include conservatries, house extensions and garden buildings. Log cabins are the more elegant option from the above and … Read moreThe Log Cabin Experience