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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Outdoor Living how to Expand your Living Space

Ah, summer! Time to get out of the house and enjoy outdoor living again! And what better way to enjoy being outside than to expand your living and entertaining space than by creating an outdoor room? Think you can’t afford it? Think again! For some of us, the solution is to design a living area … Read more

Stone Landscaping

thanks to Stone is a naturally durable substance that you can use to decorate virtually any landscape It can work as a supportive element of a garden or ornamental feature, or it can work as a primary element to a special style or earthwork Stone is a naturally durable substance that you can use to … Read more

Today, You Do Not Need Greenwood Tree, Offset Patio Umbrella Can Offer Better Shade

“Under the greenwood tree, who loves to lie with me“- so sang the bard; but that was quite a few centuries ago. Today, offset umbrellas and shade sails have taken their place and people lie under them as they imbibe all that the nature has to offer. With number of big trees dwindling every minute, … Read more

Landscape architecture awards.

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Flagstone Patio

The patio is a nearly always present feature of the Houston home By enlarging your living space, patios make the house feel bigger and unite the interior and exterior spaces The patio is a nearly always present feature of the Houston home. By enlarging your living space, patios make the house feel bigger and unite … Read more

Closing in on Decks and Patios

Home improvement projects often start on the inside of your house. But don’t discount the value of creating outdoor “rooms” by enclosing outdoor patios or decks. Enclosing an outdoor patio or deck is a great way to add space to enjoy being outside in all kinds of weather. But it’s also a way to enhance … Read more

Save the Forests: Decorate Your Home with Bamboo

One of the best ways to help save the planet’s forests is by using bamboo products to decorate your home. Find ideas on how to use this fast-growing renewable resource for decorating both indoors and outdoors. Facts About Bamboo Bamboo is a fast-growing woody, tree-like plant that is used today as a renewable resource. Decorating … Read more