Thursday, October 31, 2013

Contact A Houston, Texas Landscape Architect

Your backyard could always use a pick me up. Do you have a standard plot of land with minimal plant life? Or do you have an unkempt jungle with a canopy of foliage? Do you think your backyard's potential is fully maximized and you couldn't possibly do anything else to it? If you answered yes to any of the above, then we can help you.

Let's start with the "sparse yard." We've all seen it. A house that sits on a lot at the end of the block. People often wonder if anyone lives there which in turn could place the people who do live there at higher risk of being intruded on if someone were to think it's a vacant property. Not to say that landscaping will save your life, but it will certainly add privacy and there would be no question as to the home's occupancy. A lot of times a yard is sparse because people feel overwhelmed starting with nothing. It really isn't such a bad thing. Think of it as a blank canvas. We'll come in and create something out of nothing. In the case of a sparse yard, your yard is our oyster. We will turn your barren landscape into an oasis that will improve your home's value and your peace of mind.

Is your house the one kids are afraid to walk past? The unkempt jungle, that's the house that urban legends are made of. Tales of boogie men and critters taking up residence within the thickets. That's where we come in. What you may not realize is under all that chaotic botany lies beauty. When plants are overgrown it's a sign that conditions are good. We will slay the chaos and use our expertise to reveal the yard you never knew you had.

To the guy that thinks his yard is all that and can't be improved. How's your golf game buddy? Practice at home much? No? You don't have your very own putting green in your backyard? Well, that's where we come in! Improve your short game, enhance your lawn, impress your friends. Get your very own synthetic putting green in your backyard. It's weather proof, low maintenance and looks natural.

We are eager to service the needs of all! Contact Houston area Laird Landscaping at 281-578-2795 or online at for more information.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Different Materials To Choose From When Having A Patio Professionally Installed

Cracked Stamped Concrete
Are you considering having a patio professionally installed? There are many different types of materials to choose from, however they don't all render the same results. Many websites list stamped concrete as a low cost alternative to individual brick pavers, but like the saying goes, "You get what you pay for." Even though stamped concrete achieves a look slightly similar to brick pavers, inferior durability and the level of difficulty when it comes to making repairs has a huge impact on the actual cost in the long run.

One of the most common materials for driveways, walkways, and patios is concrete. It's relatively low cost per square foot makes it an initially inexpensive option for homeowners. Not if, but when the concrete begins to crack is when the long term cost exceeds the cost of installing beautiful brick or stone pavers. Many cracks are a result of shrinkage, heavy loads, settlement, and weather changes. Once these cracks occur they're difficult to repair with an exact color match and the results are often unsightly.

Clay Brick Pavers
A homeowner will find none of these issues with individual pavers. Because each paver is individual, the natural joints between each brick will give with expansion, contraction, weight, and pressure, eliminating cracking associated with concrete pavement. Another great advantage to pavers is that they don't fade. In the event a paver does need to be replaced, the damaged one can be removed and a new individual paver can be put in its place without any color difference. Additionally, one of our professionals can create a unique custom design with pavers that compliments the architectural style of any home, unlike with basic concrete.

For more information on the benefits of using individual pavers for your driveway, walkway, or patio, contact Houston area Laird Landscaping at 281-578-2795 or online at