Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

I’m Dreaming of a Warm Christmas.

Huh?  That’s why we live in Katy or somewhere in the Houston area.  If we felt like skiing, we would go to Colorado.  Houston offers its own special Christmas charm in that the weather rarely if ever gets harsh in December.  This allows guests and residents to make plans accordingly as one or two days may get as warm as 80 degrees.

About half of the time the Houston area receives about two to five inches of rain.  Rarely that rain turns to flakes of snow, but you know that if you have lived here for a time.  Why not welcome friends and relatives from the North who want to escape the harsh winter weather for a week or two?

Here’s the best news.  Our moderate climate allows the grass to grow and the area to remain lush and green 12 months a year.  We at Laird Landscaping, a local company that was voted the best of Katy TX, look forward to serving your landscape design dreams in 2019.  For now, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

2018-19 Houston Winter Camp Guide: The Best Holiday Camps for Kids

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"The holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time for winter camps! From sports camps to education STEM camps, there are many great winter camps in Houston across all categories."


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Stay Light Years Ahead of the Neighborhood.

This time of year, Houstonians work and play long after the sun sets.  Many of our residents are working all day and want to recreate in their back yards at night.  When you add the perfect outdoor lighting system your property is inviting for family members and guests both day and night.  How does that sound?

Think of it this way.  Your back yard is another room in your home that has yet to be fully appreciated.  You wouldn’t think about leaving the living room without light would you?  Let the neighbors live with that light bulb outside of their door.  By the way, it also adds luster to your outdoor sculptures or fountains.

Come on, you worked hard to acquire your home, now show it off!  Because of our temperate climate in the Katy and Houston area any time is a good time to consider outdoor lighting.  Call us to discuss your outdoor lighting and general landscaping needs.  We are Katy’s best landscape company voted by you.  That’s Laird Landscaping at (281) 578-2795.


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"Enjoy the season and create memories with family and friends. Check out the big list of the best things to do in Houston for Christmas!"

Best Cheap and Free Holiday Events in Houston

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Best Time to Install a Sprinkler System…or Drainage System.

How about right now?  There are several advantages to making that important investment and having a new system in November/December in the Houston area.  Having said that, it is so very important to make sure that just because we live in a temperate climate we must not get ripped off on a new sprinkler or drainage system!

Here are a few things to watch for –

1.  Prices were recently increased so they could give a “deep discount”
2.  The job will not be done as professionally so that the seller of the system can cut corners
3.  They just happen to be having a “going out of business” sale

Laird Landscaping is NOT going anywhere!  We have been serving Katy and the Greater Houston area for two generations and we continue to be one of the very best landscaping experts around.  This really is a great time for the installation of a new sprinkler and/or drainage system.  Give us a call at Laird Landscaping at (281) 578-2795.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Best Free & Cheap Things to Do Thanksgiving Week in Houston

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"If you’re entertaining family or friends this holiday season, check out these ideas for free and cheap things to do in Houston during Thanksgiving week."

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

It’s Concrete…not a Diamond!

Concrete will always crack, it’s inevitable. At Laird Landscaping one of our primary focuses is the design of hardscapes.  That often entails ridged pavements such as poured concrete. Concrete joints are a relatively minor part of most projects, but can easily lead to poor planning and design if installed incorrectly.

To avoid unwanted cracks, we utilize a couple of concepts: control joints and expansion joints.  Control joints are installed in concrete to control cracks where they are desired.  They only crack at pre-planned locations.  Expansion joints expand and contract independently of one another without cracking.

Whatever you need done with the concrete around your home we can provide the design that you need to make your property a castle.  For decades we have served Katy and the Houston area with professional landscaping ideas and implementation.  Before you begin your next project give us a call at Laird Landscaping (281) 578-2795.

Veterans Day Celebration, Houston

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"The celebration this year will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2018 with the US Family Health Plan Health Fair surrounding the reflection pool in Hermann Square at City Hall."

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Cover Up…But Not Too Much.

When you sit out in your backyard you want to enjoy the wide-open spaces, but a patio cover really enhances the experience.  Patios as well as decks create marvelous great outdoor spaces, allowing you to enjoy the natural landscape of your home, while also maintaining a sense of enclosure or closed space.

Here are some different types of patio covers to consider –

1.  Wooden…simple and elegant
2.  Aluminum…the most common for durability
3.  Acrylic…holds up in harsh weather
4.  Latticed…appealing as well as elegant

There are many choices when it comes to choosing the right patio cover for the backyard of your Houston area home.  Whom to call to help you with this project is easy.  It’s Katy’s best landscaper.  Laird Landscaping voted Katy Texas’ best landscaper by survey!  Call Laird today and make your patio cover dreams come true at (281) 578-2795.

Houston's Top 10 Haunted Houses

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"The best way to celebrate Halloween is by getting scared out of your skin at a haunted house!"


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

So Shall Ye Reap.

This is the time.  In the Houston area this is an ideal time to lay sod.  We all want that gorgeous, thick green lawn.  The easiest and fastest way to accomplish that in most cases is by installing sod.  Although sod may be the fastest and easiest way to get an instant lush lawn it is not necessarily a DIY job!

Here in Katy and Houston we have the luxury of mild winters which assists plant hardiness.  It is important to make sure you chose a moderate-season to install sod.  Grass roots go dormant in temperatures less than 50 degrees.  For this reason, winter is very risky to install sod because of possible exposure to colder temperatures.

We hope that you will call us first before making a landscaping decision.  We are Laird Landscaping voted Katy Texas’ best landscape company and serving the greater Houston area.  What are your hopes and dreams for your property in the years to come?  Please let us help you realize them.  Call us at Laird Landscaping (281) 578-2795. 

Monday, October 1, 2018

King's Oktoberfest 2018, Oct 5-7 & 19-21

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"Kings is bringing the best Oktoberfest celebration to Pearland & Houston for two amazing weekends in October!"

Monday, September 17, 2018

A Good Time for a New Sprinkler System.

Fall is a great time to consider a new sprinkler system on your property.  A well-maintained sprinkler system will reduce your utility bills, save water and run efficiently for years.  There many reasons to consider a lawn sprinkler system installation now and we would like to introduce you to a few of them.

1. Moderate weather makes the installation project ideal.
2. The ground should not be too wet or too dry.
3. Plan now for planting in the spring.
4. You have the budget for it now.

Obviously, we want you to choose us when you consider installing a brand new sprinkler system on your Katy or Houston area property.  We are Laird Landscaping, serving Houston’s landscaping needs for decades.  We know the land around Katy and were named the area’s best landscape company.  Give us a call and realize your dreams at (281) 578-2795.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Huge Fall 2018 PUBLIC Sale at Just Between Friends of Katy, TX!

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Public Sale Times:

Th, Oct 4th : 9am-8pm | Opening Day
Fri, Oct 5th: 10am-7pm | Character Day
Sat, Oct 6th : 10am-4pm | 1/2 Price Sale Day

Katy Hustle Gym Facility
23441 Clay Road
Katy TX 77449


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Landscaping Ideas for the Moderate Climes of Houston.

We are blessed to have warm temperatures the year around (you may not feel quite that way right now coming out of summer, but soon you will be grateful for a moderate winter).  Landscaping lends warmth, color, and texture to your surroundings.  It turns an average Houston area home into a castle!

Here are some ideas from the ground up –

1.  Flowers, flowers, and more flowers
2.  Dress up your driveway
3.  Lanters and baskets add dimension
4.  Tastefully cover outdoor structures
5.  Make it colorful

At Laird Landscaping we have been offering Katy and the Houston area some really beautiful and practical landscaping ideas for decades.  Why not visit our website at www.lairdlandscaping.com to get a feel for some of them?  Then, give us a call and we will come to your home.  That number is (281) 578-2795. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

UBE Holy Grill BBQ and Family Fun Day

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"4th Annual Labor Day Holy Grill at St. Luke Episcopal, 3530 Wheeler Street in Houston. Come and share in the best Texas BBQ, and enjoy a day of fun -- door prizes, hourly drawings, silent auction, and enter the raffle for a chance for a weekend getaway on Lake Conroe."

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Let There Be Light.

As summer turns to fall and winter outdoor lighting around your castle becomes more and more important.  Here at Laird Landscaping we can handle all aspects of our customers’ residential outdoor lighting needs.  Our experienced craftsmen will adjust your landscape lighting and keep plants and trees away for maximum impact and effectiveness.

There are some beautiful outdoor lighting treatments such as –

1.  Outdoor lamps to increase security
2.  Illumination that highlights the architecture of your Houston area home
3.  LED bulbs that last for many years and use very little electricity
4.  Motion activated lighting giving you great security and comfort
5.  Energy efficient lighting

We think of ourselves as Katy’s and the Houston area’s outdoor lighting experts.  Why not give us a call to assess your hopes and dreams for lighting your property for many years to come?  We have served the Katy area for decades and were voted the city’s best landscaper.  Call us at Laird Landscaping today.  That’s (281) 578-2795.