Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A Few Landscaping Tips for Houston in February.

Landscaping Tip #1: Apply Pre-Emergents and Fertilizers
The best way to control weeds is to control them before you see them. Weeds actually begin germinating in February in the Houston area, and if left unattended they will invade a landscape quickly. Apply a pre-emergent now, and then follow with a post-emergent application closer to spring to keep dandelions and other weeds at bay.  Also, applying a slow-release fertilizer will give your landscape the right amount of nutrients at the right time. Typically, about 50 percent of the active nutrients and nitrogen are released at the time of application. Depending on the formulation, the balance will be released over the next two to three months when nitrogen is more in need to promote top growth.

Landscaping Tip #2: Treat for Grub Worms and Cutworms
If critters like armadillos and possums are digging up the landscape, that’s a sign that grub worms and cutworms have infested the lawn. If not treated, the lawn may resemble a war zone. Apply a granular insecticide or larvicide to keep worms from hatching and reproducing.

Landscaping Tip #3: Prune Trees to Encourage New Growth
Spring is the optimal time of year for new plantings, but in some warmer climates such as Houston new landscape material can be applied as weather permits. Generally, the time is good for planting trees, dormant grasses, and shrubs.
Your professional Houston landscaper, Laird Land Landscaping, does all of this and much more.  For year round beauty on your property contact Laird Landscaping today at (281) 578-2795.  To see a full line of their yearly services visit their website at

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Importance of Drainage in Your Landscaping Plans.

Whether you are putting in a pool, lawn, or garden in the Houston area it is important that you have the drainage fixed first.  Laird Landscaping, serving the Houston area, specializes in drainage systems.  Whatever drainage challenge you may face with your home or business we can fix it.

What is drainage exactly?  When the land is flat and the water table is high a well-designed drainage system is a priority.  Without proper drainage solutions in place, water may collect to undermine structures and drown expensive plants.  It can turn parts of your new landscape into perpetually wet swamps.  This can be THE most important issue to a landscape architect due to its potential for damage.

Call Laird Landscaping, one of Houston’s top landscape designers at (281) 578-2795.  They will analyze the nature of your yard.  When that analysis is complete they will give you the proper and most economical method to begin the landscaping process.  Don’t put the cart before the horse.  Call Laird today!