Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Looking Out at Your Yard this Holiday Season.

As you look out your front or back window this holiday season you see the multitude of possibilities for the year ahead.  Are you 100% satisfied with the look of your landscaping for 2016?  Will you be able to enjoy life outside of your home in Houston’s temperate climate during the winter and spring months?  Is their shelter and comfort from the intense heat of another Houston area summer?

This is an excellent time of the year to assess your landscaping situation and even get the input of family and friends who come to visit during the holidays.  What would they like to see in the upcoming year?  How about a swimming pool, a bar-b-que pit, or even a putting green?  There are so many other ideas that you could bounce around with a professional landscape design firm in the Houston area.

This is a perfect time to discuss your 2016 landscaping plans and dreams with a full service Houston landscaping company that has had 30 years of full-service family experience.  As soon as the holiday table clears, call the Laird family at (281) 578-2795 to begin planning your landscaping ideas for 2016 that will last for years to come.  From our family to yours in the Houston area have a great holiday season!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A New Holiday Attraction is Coming to Houston!

Magical Winter Lights 2015

Magical Winter Lights is a spectacular, larger-than-life attraction with a fresh take on the traditional holiday light show.

November 20, 2015 – January 10, 2016 @ Sam Houston Race Park

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Installing a Putting Green in your Back Yard.

This time of year you may not be able to spend as much time on the golf course as you would like.  How would you like to keep the most important aspect of your game in shape?  Have you ever thought about having a putting green right in your own backyard?  Think about it. You're out on the golf course and your friends notice how much your game has improved. You let them in on a little secret. Invite them over and show them that you're serious about improving your game!

When you install a backyard putting green there is no need to worry about dead spots and debris.  Synthetic putting greens look real and are very low maintenance.  And with our weather in Houston you can visit your special golf sanctuary virtually any time of the year.  

If you are interested in vastly improving not only the aesthetics of your backyard as well as your short game, give us a call. Passionate golfers and those who simply love the outdoors will appreciate this low maintenance, eco-friendly feature. Contact Houston area Laird Landscaping at 281-578-2795 for more information on installing a synthetic putting green in your backyard.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

In Houston, Landscaping is a Year Round Job.

Those poor people up north, when they think landscaping they think Spring and Fall. Those that live in the northern half of the country will just have to wait until next spring to beautify their property.  In the Houston area, landscaping is a year round business.

Now is the perfect time for you, the Houston home owner. Many folks will wait until spring or summer to make landscaping and hardscaping investments. They may even believe that such services are unavailable to them in the fall and winter months, especially if they were born up north and have repatriated to our beautiful city.  Laird Landscaping serves the Houston area year around.

Face it, there's no snow to plow, no blizzards to stop us and no avalanche warnings in our area.  The weather would rarely slow down a great landscape company from putting in a fence, a putting green, a retaining wall, sod, and plenty more ideas... all year long.  Call us today or call us tomorrow at (281) 578-2795. Call anytime. Laird Landscaping is ready to cover your landscaping needs, whether it's Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall.  Take advantage of yet another opportunity that the temperate climate of Houston affords us.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Houston Whatever Fest, the City’s most eclectic street festival.

Houston Whatever Fest
Includes over 90 acts on 5 stages with a diverse mix music genres, comedy and art along with local food trucks, unique street performers, Houston-centric vendors, and more taking place in the East End of Downtown - Nov 21 & 22, 2015 – 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Professional Patio Installation.

Are you considering having a patio professionally installed?  This is a great time to do it now that the hot and humid days are well behind us. There are many different types of materials to choose from, however they don't all produce similar results. Many landscaping websites list stamped concrete as a low cost alternative to individual brick pavers, but like the saying goes, "You get what you pay for." Although stamped concrete achieves a look slightly similar look 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.  

Perhaps the most common material for driveways, walkways, and patios is concrete. It is known for its relatively low cost per square foot which makes it an inexpensive, but quality option for homeowners. Whenever the concrete begins to crack (and it surely will) that 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.

Laird Landscaping has been building professional…long lasting…aesthetically pleasing patios for decades.  Save money in the long run by calling the patio experts in the Houston area to get a professional overview of your beautiful new patio.  They weren’t named Katy’s Best Landscaper for 2015 for nothing.  Call Laird Landscaping today at (281) 578-2795.

Friday, October 16, 2015


HUE- Houston Mural Festival
Saturday, October 17- Saturday, October 24, 2015
Featuring 90 artists from around the world, including Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Spain, transforming Houston’s cityscape from concrete to color.  

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Laird Landscaping's Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the inquiries that we often receive at Laird Landscaping in Houston.

- Will you come to my house for a consultation?

Of course, we charge just $75 for a consultation fee. One of our Landscape Architects/Designers will come to your home, meet with you, listen to your ideas and walk through the site, making recommendations, and we will often draw a sketch to scale. If you choose to have Laird Landscaping, Inc. do your work, the $75 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 you, the homeowner the ability to do phases of the project as the time and money become available.

- Can we have a low-maintenance landscape?

In our normal landscape design low-maintenance is the goal.  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 details.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Meet Laird Landscaping of Houston

There may be hundreds of people who call themselves professional landscapers in the Houston area.  What you are probably looking for is a full-service landscaping company.  You want one that offers full scale architectural design and landscaping as well as hardscaping expertise.

Now combine that with over 30 years of quality service in the greater Houston area and you are logically driven to Laird Landscaping.  Be careful with other companies.  Many of their jobs are often subleased to third-party companies, or they simply don't address important issues like drainage and structural integrity.  In simple terms, we do it all without having to sublet much of the work.

Laird Landscaping is proud to have been recently selected for the 2015 Best Businesses of Katy Award in the Landscaping category by the Best Businesses of Katy Award Program.  Wherever you live in the Houston metro your choice for all of your Landscaping needs is Laird Landscaping.  So just as your parents before you give them a call today at (281) 578-2795 or visit their website at www.lairdlandscaping.com.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Wild Texas Shrimp Festival

Wild Texas Shrimp Festival
Three full days of shrimp, music, friends and fun begins on Friday, September 25 and runs through Sunday, September 27, 2015!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Growing a Fall Vegetable Garden.

Now is the time in the Houston area to grow a thriving vegetable garden.  What vegetables are appropriate for this time of year as the temperatures start to moderate?  It is important to plant the type of veggies that you will be able to enjoy in the months to come, as some simply will not grow in the Houston area.

Here is partial list of great vegetables to plant in September and October according to the Houston Chronicle…

Bok Choy

Laird Landscaping of Houston wants you to have the best looking property possible.  For all of your landscaping needs call them any time at (281) 578-2795.  Make your Houston area home beautiful this fall.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Laird Landscaping Receives 2015 Best Businesses of Katy Award

Best Businesses
Rewarding the Best in Business
Press Release


Laird Landscaping Receives 2015 Best Businesses of Katy Award

Katy Award Program Honors the Achievement

Katy, August 04, 2015 -- Laird Landscaping has been selected for the 2015 Best Businesses of Katy Award in the Landscaping category by the Best Businesses of Katy Award Program.

Each year, the Best Businesses of Katy Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Katy area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Best Businesses of Katy Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined
based on the information gathered both internally by the Best Businesses of Katy Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About the Best Businesses of Katy Award Program -

The Best Businesses of Katy Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Katy area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Best Businesses of Katy Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Best Businesses of Katy Award Program

Best Businesses of Katy Award Program
URL: http://www.BestBusinesses.biz

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

What is Hardscaping?

Simply defined hardscaping consists of the inanimate elements of landscaping, especially any masonry work or woodwork.  For example, stone walls, concrete or brick patios, tile paths, wooden decks and wooden arbors would all be considered part of the hardscape. But by extension, anything used in landscaping that is not part of the softscape can be considered a hardscape element, including home accents such as water fountains, etc.

Sitting out in the backyard is a real pastime in the fall in the Houston area with the moderating temperatures.  Are you looking for a company that knows the ins and outs of both landscaping and hardscaping?  When you call Laird Landscaping of Houston you have come to the right place.  Hardscaping is HARD WORK even under the best of climate conditions.

What better time to get serious about your environment?  This is the time of year to act on those dreams of beautifying your property.  Call Laird Landscaping today at (281) 578-2795 or visit their website at www.lairdlandscaping.com to see a photo gallery of different ideas that you may want to incorporate.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Beach, Brews & Bands

Beach, Brews & Bands
Date: Saturday, September 5 & Sunday, September 6, 2015
Time: 6:00 - 10:00 pm
End your weekend with a live concert and fireworks. Spend Saturday and Sunday night at Moody Garden's Palm Beach featuring rock and country bands followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the water. Enjoy all the attractions that Palm Beach has to offer at this family friendly event!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Houston Landscaper with a Great Track Record.

When you choose a landscaping company you want full service, integrity, and decades of great work with plenty of referrals.  In the Houston area you have to look no further than Laird Landscaping.  They have been beautifying the Houston area for more than 33 years.
Laird Landscaping offers an array of services for your precious home.  Often times, multiple contractors and professionals are hired separately to complete a task that Laird Landscaping can do autonomously.  This eliminates confusion and expense when one firm can virtually do it all. 

Why hire a hardscaper separate from a landscaper? Why hire an architect separate from a gardener? At Laird Landscaping we are all of those things and many more!

When you hire the professionals at Laird Landscaping, we build the gazebo, plant the plants, design the drainage system and be fully aware of how everything works, systematically. Call Laird Landscaping of Houston today for one stop landscape shopping at (281) 578-2795.  Start building your dream surroundings today!