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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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Plant bulbs in fall for a burst of spring color

Why Commercial Landscaping is a Good Investment for your Business

Let’s face it, first impressions really do count!  People form an opinion about your company based on the initial impression they get in the first few seconds they see the exterior of your property.  That perception is really hard to change and it can either boost your image or leave customers with a negative impression…
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Geoweb Soil Erosion Prevention

How to Prevent Soil Erosion on Steep Slopes

The Texas weather can create a harsh environment for plants, especially new plantings. This problem is accentuated on steep slopes where new plantings can get washed away with loose topsoil erosion.  Even a downpour of two or more inches of rain in the space of thirty minutes can wreak havoc on new plantings trying to…
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Steel planter pots

Beauty and Brawn – 7 Great Reasons to Add Steel Planters to Your Commercial Landscape.

Steel planters offer some unique advantages to a commercial landscaping customer. They are a great way to add contrast and interest that brightens up large landscape beds. The annual color rotation cost to replant them twice a year is relatively low compared to the cost of large mass flower plantings . Large planters get the…
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