Landscape design in the Houston area can sometimes be a difficult task because of our climate. It is very important to remember that landscape design is art, but an art that that also breathes the same air we do.
Design is the complex process of combining various principles such as creativity, flow, contrast, and continuity but also taking into consideration the horticultural aspects as well. When these principles form a marriage, a beautiful design symbolic of your vision will be accomplished.
Most landscape design ideas will incorporate a variety of evergreen, perennial, and annual plant species. Evergreen shrubs and trees are normally chosen to anchor the landscape being that they stay green throughout the year. Perennial specimens provide contrast and the color during the warmer months while annuals will provide color year round. Annual color is usually what makes you look at a landscape and say “WOW” because of all the bright and vivid colors annuals provide. Always keep in mind that plant material will only prosper well if irrigated properly and adequately. Another way we can compliment the design is by blending in natural stone such as Flagstone or Moss rock. We can utilize the stone in various ways such as a constructing a flowerbed retaining wall, forming a pathway, or even to create a desert feel to a landscape. In the design world, it’s not about us, but about you.