Wednesday, September 15, 2021

How Does a Pergola Differ from an Arbor?

It is probably not the topic of conversation that you had at your last dinner party, but if you are ready to beautify your Houston area property it may be a subject that will come up. Either way, Laird Landscaping of Katy are experts at designing the perfect arbor or pergola on your property.

If you are not familiar with a pergola, it consists of columns used to support a roofing grid of beams and rafters. It could be attached to your home or free standing. Arbors, on the other hand, are usually smaller, simpler, and have smaller curved structures at the top. Plus, they are generally free standing structures.

You see, Laird Landscaping has designed and installed pergolas, arbors, and so many other structures to beautify your Houston area home for decades. When you are ready to make your home the envy of your neighborhood call Laird Landscaping of Katy at (281) 578-2795. For an eye-popping look at more of their work visit

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

How Do I Improve the Drainage in My Houston area Yard?

Fear not, this occurrence happens to homeowners all throughout The United States. It is more common than you’d think, and it usually starts with small puddles and wet spots appearing in your grass. You may even be seeing muddy patches and swamp-like areas in your yard. That is not very attractive or even conducive to foot traffic!

Here are some of the causes of drainage problems in and around Katy –

1.  The soil’s plane does not divert water away from your house.

2.  The downspout is too short.

3.  The soil has become impacted due to construction projects.

4.  Runoff has stripped away some of the topsoil causing erosion.

5.  A concrete path in front of your home could be blocking water.

Laird Landscaping of Katy serves the greater Houston area with professional drainage solutions. Does your Houston property have a potential drainage problem? Then call (281) 578-2795. Get Trey and his crew on the job before it gets worse! That’s Laird Landscaping…found on the internet easily enough at

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Give Your Property an Edge.

Edging is often the touch that gives your Houston area lawn a finished, professional look. Laird Landscaping of Katy is just the company that can provide your property with the beautiful, lasting edging that it needs.

Here are some edging options –

1.  Extend your brick entry pad to keep the lawn neat.

2.  A brick walkway makes for a great edging option.

3.  You may use steel, concrete, plastic, etc.

Whichever method you choose to beautify your Houston home, the right choice to design the work is always Laird Landscaping. Laird was voted Katy’s best landscaper on multiple occasions. Choose Laird Landscaping to beautify your property by calling (281) 578-2795 to make an appointment and visit for more ideas.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

What Does the Hot Summer Sun do to your Expansion Joints?

When your Houston area home was built, expansion joints were a huge part of the construction because they allowed materials to withstand the shrinking and expanding effects of the surrounding temperature. When expansion joints need to be replaced you can call Katy’s own Laird Landscaping.

Concrete is the most common construction material used to make expansion joints. However, it is known to expand during the summer (especially OUR summers). You may very well have questions as to what materials are to be used to fill up those concrete joints. Trey and his team at Laird Landscaping will answer those questions.

Expansion joints, pavers, flagstones, arbors, sprinkler systems. The list goes on and on. For more information about how Laird Landscaping serving the Houston area turns your home into a castle just visit When you see what they do we’re pretty sure you won’t hesitate to call (281) 578-2795. 

Monday, July 19, 2021

Have You Heard of a Disappearing Fountain?

No, this is not a new David Copperfield routine! A pondless disappearing fountain as you might have suspected is one in which the water reservoir is hidden underground. Laird Landscaping of Katy and Houston uses pondless water features near a patio or along a path to provide a unique visual and add the soft sounds of water.

A disappearing fountain may be the right option for your Houston area yard. It is comforting to know that they are safe for your children because there is no open water. The intense sun around here does not trigger evaporation that causes water loss. And…they are perfectly suitable for smaller spaces.

Is it time for you to consider a disappearing fountain? Let Katy’s best landscaper help you decide. Laird Landscaping will show you the benefits of any fountain system for your Houston area home. See the full story at Let Trey and his team help you decide. Just call (281) 578-2795.

Monday, July 5, 2021

A Patio Cover Sure Would Make Summer More Bearable.

You know what a patio cover can do for the comfort of your family and the value of your property. What you may not know is that there is a patio cover design and installation firm in Katy with nearly 40 years of experience designing and installing patio covers for the perfect compliment to your Houston area property!

That firm is Laird Landscaping of Houston and Katy serving the landscape design and installation needs of the best American city for nearly four decades. And, by the way, Laird Landscaping also designs decks as well as building arbors, throughout the Houston area.

For their many landscape design and installation ideas please visit It is eye-popping isn’t it? Laird landscaping of Katy pledges to help the landscaping needs of Houston for decades to come. When you are ready to add value and comfort to your home, call Laird Landscaping at (281) 578-2795.

Monday, June 14, 2021

You May Not Believe Your Eyes.

When a service business in the Houston area shows off its work on the internet it can be very impressive. Such is the case of landscape architect Trey Laird and his team at Laird Landscaping of Katy. The various tabs on show their work and should leave you convinced that Laird Landscaping is right for your Houston property.

Some visual examples include brick, stone, fountains, patio covers, bed edging, lighting, drainage, plantings, and on it goes. The more you see the more impressed you will probably be. Trey and his team at Laird Landscaping take great pride in everything they do as they have done for decades.

For an eye-popping look at their work, please visit Then go to the photo gallery and take in the show. Is there anything on the page that interests you as a home or business owner in the Houston area? Call Laird Landscaping of Katy today at (281) 578-2795.

Friday, June 4, 2021

It Could Be the Pits if You Try Doing it Yourself.

Having a fire pit might be great, but building it yourself might be the pits! Why not let Laird Landscaping of Katy do the job? They are expert fire pit builders in Houston. It starts out rather simply by outlining what will be the footprint of the fire pit to mark the work area. It gets much more complicated from there.

If it is a circular fire pit you must drive a stake at the center of what will be the fire pit location. Then, using marking paint tie a string around the stake. The diameter of the circle should be slightly larger than the outside dimensions you’re preparing to build. Remove the sod and dirt to a depth of about 7 inches from inside the perimeter. Believe me, that is only the beginning!

At Laird Landscaping fire pit building is just one of the many ways to enhance your Houston area properties’ beauty and value. You will see the many ways that Katy’s own Laird Landscaping has become one of Houston’s best Landscapers over and over by visiting Please call (281) 578-2795.

Monday, May 24, 2021

You Won’t Believe How Pavers Add Aesthetic Beauty to your Home.

Naturally, you want your property to be the envy of the neighborhood…who doesn’t? Pavers are an accent piece that makes the eye pop when done correctly. That is the reason you call Trey and his team at Laird Landscaping of Katy…the paver expert.

What are pavers? Well, they are paving stones that consist of tile or brick for example, made of concrete, brick, clay, or stone which are commonly used as exterior flooring or stepping stones. They offer an eye-popping addition to a business front or home in the Houston area.

Pavers are just one of the many areas of expertise in the landscaping catalog of a multi-decade professional landscape company like Laird Landscaping located in Katy. You will see their dazzling array of work by googling Then call (281) 578-2795.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Your Trees Could Use a Little Trimming Around the Edges.

It is that time of year when the trees on your Houston area property could use a wee bit of “beautification.” Landscape design firm Laird Landscaping may very well be the right company for the job. You think of them for many things, but tree trimming may not have been the first thing that came to mind.

Here is what Trey and his team will do among other things –

1.  Bring professional tree trimming tools to the job.

2.  They know exactly how and WHERE to trim a particular branch.

3.  Remove of all the damage parts of your beautiful tree.

4.  Clean up thoroughly after the job.

Is it a coincidence that Trey is only one letter off of tree? I think not! For all of your tree trimming and landscape design needs in Katy and greater Houston think first of Laird Landscaping. They are found on the web at Just call (281) 578-2795.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Have You Thought About a Sprinkler System for Your Houston Property?

If you have considered a sprinkler system around your Houston or Katy area home Laird Landscaping is ready to do the installation of a new, guaranteed system. Of course, it all begins with the local building department to obtain all necessary permits and contacting a center to have the local utilities marked for any buried electrical cables, gas lines, or sewer lines.

From there some of the steps toward your new sprinkler system are -

1.  Digging trenches with the proper machinery.

2.  Making the correct water connection.

3.  Installing zone valves.

4.  Properly placing the pipes within the trenches.

5.  Connecting the pipe at the valve box.

And on it goes from there. Does that sound like a DIY job? We don’t think so! At Laird Landscaping we will do all of it from start to finish to your satisfaction. Installing sprinkler systems has been a specialty of Laird Landscaping in Katy for decades. See examples of our quality work at Call us while the weather is moderate (281) 578-2795.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Expand Your Houston Home’s Horizons.

An expansion joint, which is also known to some as a movement joint, is an assembly consisting of a separation in concrete as well as a flexible material such as a sealant or bond breaker. They are designed specifically in order to break the bond between building sections to ensure the sections can separate. Laird Landscaping in Katy has a product called Trim-a-slab that creates a nice flexible finish that fills the void of the rotted out wood joint. Ask about it.

Since the Houston area has been prone to heavy rains in recent years, moisture movement is caused by materials expanding and contracting from increases or decreases in moisture content. Some materials will expand when saturated with water and return to their original state after drying out. They act as a dry sponge when they are initially installed. Trey Laird and his team will examine expansion joints in patios, walkways and driveways where the wooden expansions joints deteriorate over time.

Expansion joints may be very important to your Katy and Houston property. Professional, guaranteed expansion joint installation is done by Laird Landscaping located in Katy. Call them for an assessment of your property this spring at (281) 578-2795. You will see all of their landscaping talents by googling

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

What is the Purpose of an Arbor?

An arbor is a vertical structure used in landscaping or gardening that can provide shelter, privacy, and serves as a beautiful accent piece on your Houston area property. It often blends in with the landscape or separate different garden areas and directs traffic. It consists of an open framework to support colorful and fragrant vines.

The standard height for an arbor is about 8 to 10 feet, which allows plenty of room to walk under and maintain vines or plants overhead. Whether it will be freestanding or attached, an arbor will be supported by columns or posts, which support horizontal beams. In addition to vining plants, the arch or roof can be lattice or covered with a shade cloth.

Only your imagination can inhibit you from having a gorgeous arbor on your Katy property. To achieve that perfect touch, look to the Houston arbor-building experts at Laird Landscaping of Katy. They know what makes your property look better! See their designs at and call them this spring at (281) 578-2795.

Monday, March 1, 2021

There is a Problem With Our Neighbor’s Fencing.

If you saw the cute commercial that featured this, you probably got a chuckle. If you build a fence around your Houston property without observing the rules YOU could be the one with which there is a problem! Obviously, you can’t just willy-nilly build a fence in Katy or the surrounding area without observing certain rules.

Some of the fence-building codes are –

1.  Know if you require a permit first.

2.  If so, the application MUST be filled out completely and accurately.

3.  Of course, it must be entirely within your own property.

Good fences make good neighbors and the experts in Houston area fence construction are found at Laird Landscaping of Katy. Laird makes your home surroundings beautiful and compliant as you feel the security of a new property-wide fence. See the many talents of the Laird family at and call them for an estimate at (281) 578-2795.

Monday, February 1, 2021

I Never Knew it Could Look so Good.

That may be the first thing you exclaim when you see what the addition of flagstone adds to your landscaping on your Houston area property. Installing a flagstone patio or path can give your landscape design a mammoth boost, and you have to admit it, really impress your guests! It also may increase the value of your property.

Here are some of the tools of the trade that are used to lay flagstone –

1.  A wheelbarrow.

2.  A four foot level.

3.  A small hand shovel.

4.  A mini sledge.

5.  And much, much more…including strength and vision.

Now you know just a small sampling of why you should hire a professional to lay flagstone on your Houston property. The answer to your landscaping dreams lies with Laird Landscaping…voted Katy’s best landscaper. Visit to see their amazing work then call them to visit your Houston home at (281) 578-2795.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Give Your Kids a Safe Place to Cool Off when it gets Hotter.

Do you dream of a lush, green lawn on your Houston and Katy property every day of the year? The answer could very well be a new sprinkler system. It is obvious…a healthy lawn needs water. That is especially true around here where heavy rains could be followed by long periods of drought. If this is your first year around here, ask your neighbors.

Here are some advantages –

1.  A sprinkler system is very simply convenient.

2.  You will enjoy your lawn more when it looks aesthetically pleasing.

3.  Today’s sprinkler systems are environmentally friendly.

4.  The long-term savings may be huge!

That last point may get your attention. Sure, you will spend some money up front having a sprinkler system installed in your Houston area property, but you will be glad you did. Trust Laird Landscaping of Katy to install that new sprinkler system by giving them a call at (281) 578-2795. See their amazing work on the web at

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Tackle This Problem BEFORE the Rains Come.

Every year now, the Houston area seems to get a good shower. From heavy rains to hurricanes with strange names come calling. This year, let’s get ahead of the game by concentrating on the drainage system of your property. You see, excessive water will cause the soil to expand around the foundation, which is why it is so important to have proper drainage.

Foundation damage occurs as a result of nature’s uncontrollable effect on concrete slabs and joints. Directing water away from your Houston home is paramount. You do not want to allow water to pool around your castle, which can happen quickly in a major storm. Are you willing to count on a dry 2021?

Check out Laird Landscaping on the internet at and click on the word drainage. Here, you will see the work that they do to control drainage on Houston and Katy area properties. It looks beautiful, doesn’t it? Now, before you really need it and it is too late call Laird Landscaping at (281) 578-2795.