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Decomposed Granite

Decomposed granite is an ideal hardscaping product that has many uses in commercial landscaping. Have you noticed how some commercial businesses and neighborhoods look attractive and visually interesting all year round?  On closer observation, you will often find that the landscaping design includes defined areas of ground cover, borders, and paths comprised of decomposed granite.…
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Commercial Landscaping Checklist for Autumn

Whether you have an HOA, commercial property, or private residence, attaining a beautiful spring landscape requires some foresight and preparation in the fall. Perennial plants, trees, and grass as well as future spring plantings won’t flourish without taking steps to refresh and revitalize your landscape before the winter months. Now is the time to do…
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Commercial Irrigation Maintenance

Did you know that one leaking sprinkler head can lose five gallons of water per minute? You might not realize it until you get a huge water bill.  You may have clogged or broken sprinkler heads and not know it until your greenery is dead, resulting in a loss of your landscaping investment. This is…
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Panther Creek five star neighborhood sign

What is a Five Star Neighborhood?

The City of Frisco has a program that recognizes local homeowner associations for their commitment to maintain quality neighborhoods. Membership in the prestigious program s a rigorous application process with a list of requirements. To be a member, the HOA must have knowledgeable board leadership, experienced management, high property maintenance standards, good communication and fiscal…
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Combine hardscape and softscape elements to landscape large commercial properties

Combining Landscape Elements

Landscaping large areas of your commercial property in a visually interesting, yet economical way can be a challenge.  Large expanses of grass can be impractical and expensive to maintain. A good commercial landscape design, especially for large spaces, consists of both softscape and hardscape elements.   Softscape elements are low-maintenance plants, flowers, grasses, bushes and…
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California flagstone sitting area

Oklahoma Flagstone Sitting Area

Oklahoma flagstone is a popular and practical choice for making hardscape paths, patios, and sitting areas that are both functional and beautiful.  A type of sedimentary rock formed by layers of sand, flagstone has been used for paving since the early 1900s. It is a great option for creating an earthy or contemporary look and…
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Mosquito Repelling Plants

10 Mosquito Repelling Plants

Mosquito repelling plants make a beautiful addition to your landscape design and are a natural deterrent to pesky insects. Including these low-maintenance plants strategically in your landscape design provides color, texture and a natural method of controlling mosquitoes. Not only that, the aroma of rosemary, peppermint and other plants in this category, is as wonderfully…
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Thunderstorm Safety

Thunderstorm Safety

It’s thunderstorm season in our area which means thunder, lightning, strong winds, and heavy rain.  The most severe personal and property damage is caused by strong winds, hail and flash flooding. Even small thunderstorms can be dangerous because lightning can strike up to 10 miles away from the center of the storm.  Here are a…
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Panther Creek Estates fountain

Water Features Add Value to Commercial Landscape

It’s no surprise that people are naturally drawn to beautiful water features like fountains, waterfalls and cascading pools. Water, an essential element for life, is symbolic of purity and cleansing. It is powerful enough to wash away earth, carve through stone, put out fire, and destroy iron. Studies show that running water relieves stress and…
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Ground Cover Substitutes for Grass

There are many good reasons to find ground cover substitutes for grass, especially in Texas.  Grass requires constant maintenance including mowing, fertilizing, overseeding, edging and watering. Lots of watering! Many places in Texas have watering restrictions, especially in drought conditions during the hot, dry months of summer. This makes grass substitutes an important landscaping issue.…
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