Feng Shui is simply the art of maximizing good energy in a living space, while minimizing the bad. There are five natural elements that serve as its components: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. Landscape designs often center around these elements, which homeowners can easily incorporate into their landscapes and surrounding property.
It’s important to remember the unsung hero of your landscape: your walkways. Walkways provide opportunities to create focal and other points of interest in the yard while facilitating flow throughout your property. Fortunately homeowners have a variety of material choices, color combinations, and designs to choose from when designing and complimenting your landscape.
A thin layer of thatch is good—about a half-inch or so, which can help maintain steady soil moisture and temperature. The problem arises when thatch grows thicker, and it’s time to dethatch your lawn. Dethatching is the process of removing this thick layer of decaying plant material so air, water, nutrients, and fertilizer can reach the soil better. It also helps your lawn drain more effectively.
While everyone has different memories of summer fun, almost universally beloved is pools. Many of our Oklahoma clients own pools and often wonder how to integrate landscape design into their overall aesthetic. For those who may be looking to design or install pools this summer, we thought we’d share some insights on how to create the look you’re going for.
There are four basic categories of water features: ponds, fountains, waterfalls, and streams. Each has their own unique requirements when it comes to maintenance and care, and there are pluses and minuses to each element. Be mindful of the overall design aesthetic to install water features that can keep your home feeling peaceful all year long.