Monday, January 25, 2016

Valentine's Day is just around the corner!

Houston Valentine's Day Restaurant Reservations
Sunday, February 14 is around the corner – we're here to help you plan.
Find restaurants with specials, set-menus and other Valentine's Day treats for the occasion.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Some Perennial Plants to Beautify your Houston Home.

This is a great time of year to accentuate your landscaping with long-living beautiful foliage.  The cooler temperatures will help them get a healthy start.  Let’s discuss some of these beauties now so you can make plans to put them in the ground in February.

The Alstroemeria or Peruvian Lily comes in shades of purple with dark flecks.  Another perennial beauty is the Catmint.  These lavender blue flowers cover the landscape in late spring.  The Coneflower has large pinkish-purple blossoms with coppery centers.  Consider the Coreopsis or “mango punch” that covers the area with mango orange flowers.  And the Euphorbia is a remarkable looking plant with narrow blue-green leaves that rises from a 4 foot dome-shaped bush.

There are dozens of other choices as well.  The best way to discover all of the possibilities for your Houston home is to call a true professional who has had decades of experience beautifying homes in the Houston area.  Laird Landscaping was named Katy’s best landscaper in 2015.  Make them your first choice in 2016 by calling them at (281) 578-2795.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Landscaping Ideas for 2016 on a Budget

Maintaining a beautiful yard year round does not have to break the bank.  If your budget is modest, there are many options to help you improve your property and do so frugally. 

Patios and Walkways

This is a great alternative to an expensive and high maintenance deck.  Once your patio is installed the only care it needs is to be hosed off with water now and then or sweeping it to ensure the patio remains clean.  How low is THAT maintenance cost?

Consider going in a direction other than grass

Hardscaping will make the outside of your home beautiful for years to come.  Shrubs and other low maintenance plants can cover the ground in areas that are free of grass.  Potted plants which thrive in the intense summers and mild winters of the Houston area can also provide greenery without having to maintain a grass-covered lawn.

Don’t Forget Mulch

Mulch prevents erosion, weeds, and moisture loss.  The mulch should be spread around tree bases, shrubs and flower beds.  Stone and plastic liners can be placed around trees and flower beds with mulch inside of them.  Also consider stone, which is more costly but very low maintenance.

Low maintenance and low budget options are endless in the beautification of your Houston area home.  For more information, contact Houston’s Laird Landscaping at 281-578-2795 or visit his website at  We are proud to begin our 34th year serving this great metropolitan area.