Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Laird Landscaping's Frequently Asked Questions

Will you come to my house for a free consultation?
We charge a $65 consultation fee. One of our Landscape Architects/Designers will come to your home, meet with you, listen to your desires/needs, walks the site, makes recommendations, and will often draw a sketch to scale. If you choose to have Laird Landscaping, Inc. do your work, the $65 will apply towards the overall cost of the project.

Do I have to pay the full cost up-front?
Typically we request 1/3 down and the net amount upon completion.

When is the best time of the year for landscaping?
We are fortunate to be living in the Gulf Coast area, which is similar to living in a greenhouse. As a result, we can do landscaping year-round without any problem.

Can we do the project in phases?
One of the advantages of having a landscape design is that it gives the client the ability to do phases of the project as the time and money become available.

Will you create a design for me, then allow me to implement the work myself?
Yes, we will be happy to work with a client in this way.

Can we have a low-maintenance landscape?
Our normal mindset in designing a landscape is for low-maintenance. We can create beautiful environments without having to be forced into a high-maintenance situation.

Contact Houston area Laird Landscaping at 281-578-2795 or online at www.lairdlandscaping.com for more information.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Adding Beautiful Potted Plants To Landscaping

Thoughtfully chosen decorative pots can add a unique finish to any landscaped yard, patio, or indoor area. Their varying sizes, textures, and finishes create eye catching focal points. Grouped strategically, potted plants can add pops of color while creating an ambient theme.

Potted plants can be an integral part of the landscape, especially when it brings out elements of design in a home or hardscaping. Ornate terracotta pots can bring out features in driveway pavers, while colorfully glazed pots can showcase a home's accent color.

Another great aspect of planters is that they are mobile. Pots can be easy to move with if you live in a rental and don't want to leave your greenery behind. Maybe you've developed sentimental feelings for the fern you've kept alive since college. Take your old friend from place to place with you. If you live in an apartment, especially one above the first floor, planters are detrimental to bringing the outdoors right outside your door.

Planters also help keep aggressive plants and herbs, such as mint, contained. While useful and beautiful, some flora can overtake an area rather quickly, drowning out other plants.

Did you know that...
  • Potted plants clean indoor air by absorbing toxins from the environment? 
  • Indoor plants can create a cooling effect in the home or office?
  • Plants filter out dust and debris?
  • Plants can remove dioxide and monoxide, replacing it with oxygen? 
  • The presence of live potted plants in an office help reduce fatigue, stress, dry throats, headaches, coughs, and dry skin among workers? 
Contact Houston area Laird Landscaping at 281-578-2795 for more information on adding beautifully potted plants to your landscaping, home, or office.