Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fall Landscaping...Is Now the Best Time to Plant?

Many people want to know: when is the best time to plant?
Fall is the best time to plant. Why? For one thing, the plants have plenty of time to get established, put out roots, and be ready for spring and summer.

Some landscapers choose from common selections of plants, depriving a neighborhood of uniqueness. Plants should be more than placeholders, they should create diversity and contrast.
A harmonious balance with landscaping and hardscaping is what makes Laird head and shoulders above the rest. Our family owned and operated business prides itself on paying close attention to all aspects of shaping the outdoors into a functionally beautiful masterpiece your family can enjoy for generations. Not just a season.

A good landscape designer not only uses plants but many other aspects of creation. Plants can only do so much. Proper drainage, architecture, and the right botanical selections made are just a few of the key components that go in to creating a picturesque outdoors.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Drain Smart

Water collecting outside a property or development can also cause all sorts of problems to develop, which is why it's important that every condo or homeowner association pays attention to any and all drainage issues. And, it's also crucial that drainage systems be properly maintained.

Drainage at a property is often overlooked, but when something goes wrong, the results can be devastating. There have been many cases in Houston of water getting into homes and cars because of a poor drainage system. In the winter, there is the additional danger of water freezing into ice, which can result in a whole slew of problems. We think about all possible scenarios when we survey your property.