Friday, February 16, 2018

The Reality of Flooding in Houston.

Let’s face it, Harvey reminds us that Houston is built on what amounts to a massive flood plain, pitted against the cantankerous Gulf of Mexico and routinely hammered by the biggest rainstorms in the nation.  The nation’s fourth largest city is vulnerable to more devastating flooding in the future.

Harvey may have been unprecedented in and of itself, but we will be deceiving ourselves if we turn a blind-eye to future flooding.  Here are some landscaping flood-prevention steps –

1.  Swales redirect water damage.
2.  Use heavier mulch.
3.  Divert rain spouts.
4.  Add drainage to the sides of your house.

There are others.  To learn more about preventing future flooding on your Houston area property contact Laird Landscaping.  We are Katy’s flood control landscape professionals.  Laird Landscaping has been dealing with Houston area landscaping issues for decades.  Please give us a call to get an assessment of your property’s flood control at (281) 578-2795.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Has your Lawn’s Sprinkler System seen Better Days?

Believe it or not, because we are blessed to live in the Houston area spring is nearly here.  We live in a climate where year around watering is common and if your sprinkler system is beyond 20 years old you are probably living on borrowed time.  When was the last time that it was checked for efficiency?

You may find that some of the components are outdated, but that the sprinkler system itself has not yet met its maker.  This is Houston NOT Chicago and it is definitely not too early to have the entire system checked by a professional.  I know, after Harvey you are probably thinking…not MORE water, but your lawn needs that consistency in the months ahead.

Laird Landscaping has been recognized in Katy and throughout the Houston area as a premier lawn sprinkler system replacement company.  This is just one of our many talents.  To see them all, please visit  Check out what services you may need in the year(s) to come.  Then call (281) 578-2795.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Proper Lighting Sets Your Property Apart.

It’s about curb appeal as well as safety.  A well-lit area around your home increases the security and the value of your castle.  Sometimes, we work hard to select unique plants, trees, shrubs and flowers that make the outside of our homes and landscaping beautiful and welcoming, but there is one aspect of landscaping that is often overlooked.  It is the outdoor lighting!  Lighting is used to highlight the architectural features of your home

Here are some lighting tips for your property –

1.  Determine how your outdoor space is or will be used.
2.  Cover all of the basic areas…driveway, patios, steps, etc.
3.  Use LED lighting for long life.
4.  Set your landscape lighting on a timer.
5.  Don’t pollute the neighborhood with harsh, direct lighting.

Let there be light!  When the sun sets, where did all of that beautiful landscaping go?  Call Houston’s outdoor property lighting experts for design ideas.  We are Laird Landscaping…voted Katy’s best landscaper for a reason.  You will love your well-lit property for years to come when you call Laird Landscaping at (281) 578-2795.

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Saturday, January 27th

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Days are Shorter…The Nights are Longer.

Let there be light!  Lighting is the answer.  When a backyard is well-lit it is simply more inviting.  Here, we are going to explore some backyard lighting ideas for the upcoming warmer weather months when you will be spending more time outdoors with family and friends.  Now that’s the ticket!

Have you heard of patio sconce?  A sconce is a type of fixture that is attached to the wall.  How about string lights?  They are a great way to ensure that the entire patio is well-lit.  Then there is landscape rope lighting.  This idea is a creative way to have some fun with your backyard.  And, it is relatively inexpensive!

These ideas and many more may be realized by Houston lighting landscape designer Laird Landscaping.  You will be amazed at the lighting ideas they will help you bring to your Houston and Katy backyard in 2018 and beyond.  To make your landscaping dreams come true it all starts with a phone call to (281) 578-2795.