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 Modern Landscape & Fountain Installation Case Study  Modern Landscape & Fountain Installation Case Study
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 Modern Landscape Renovation  Modern Landscape Renovation
The problem this Memorial-Houston homeowner faced was that her sumptuous contemporary home, an austere series of interconnected cubes of various sizes constructed from white stucco, black steel and glass, did not have the prop ...MORE
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 Rice Village Modern Landscape Design Case Study  Rice Village Modern Landscape Design Case Study
This garden house was designed by owner and architect, Shirat Mavligit. The wooden section of outer wall is actually the outer section of a central volume that creates an enlarged open space bisecting the home interior. The windows ...MORE
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A Wood Deck for Your Home
There’s just something about wood. By its very nature, it has a friendliness and hospitality about it, which surely goes back to it being one of our first building materials in the earliest days of human development.   In this vein, wood decks naturally bring beauty and warmth to...

Advantages of a Drought Resistant Landscape
A drought resistant landscape is an ecologically sound investment that can enhance your curb appeal with a statement that you care as much about the environment than you do about the good life.  As more people become environmentally conscious, this will definitely be a factor in home sa...

Architecture Landscape: Modern Times, Modern Methods
Architecture landscape uses time-honored principles of design to create stunning and livable landscapes. The components of such a modern, inspired landscape include: • Working with nature. Taking the biological and geographical factors of your property and letting them determine the design and...

Backyard Designs for Houston
When it comes to creating any landscape plan, the most difficult part is often the starting point because it requires you to think about your own lifestyle and its impact on your back yard. Do you do a lot of entertaining? Do you need to transition easily from small groups or to accommodate large fa...

Backyard Kitchens
Backyard kitchens range from the simple to the ultra luxurious.  Some are basically covered patios with appliances and seating areas.  Others are fully furnished outdoor rooms with living room furniture, tables, and entertainment media.  As tempting as it may be to invest ...

Beautiful Front Yard Landscape Ideas
New elements can add an entirely new dimension to the living space in front of your home.  It can expand your entertainment opportunities by creating some very unique guest space.  It can also increase curb appeal and improve your chances of making a significant profit off your hom...

Beautiful Landscape Design
A beautiful landscape design creates an outdoor living environment that makes you want to be outside your home more than inside your home.  The elements that compose such design blend into a realm of experience that synthesizes thought, emotion, activity, and relaxation.  Scale and...

Brick Garden Wall
There is a near-infinite number of ways we can build a brick garden wall, and a near-infinite number of applications and locations within a landscape design plan where it can be put to good use. One of their main uses is to enclose gardens.  The most common example is an entry garden...

Building a Landscape Berm
Berms are mounds of earth used for planting various types of vegetation.  They are used to create a wide range of aesthetic effects, and they can also perform a number of very important, practical functions.  Building a berm in the right place location adds dimension, depth, drama, and int...

Children’s Garden
Children’s gardens are designed to give young people a place to play and learn.  Exterior Worlds develops certain aspects of the garden design around the specific interests of the children in the home.  We meet with the kids and the parents to discuss what interests of the kids m...

Classic Landscape Design
In the first millennium, a wealthy Roman family would most likely have had a garden surrounding their home. In it, you might find an open-air palazzo, pergola-style structures dripping with vines and blooming flowers, a dining area with couches for relaxation, water features such as an outdoor water...

Clean Landscaping
Clean landscaping is a form of contemporary landscaping.  It gets its name from its characteristic lack of clutter.  From one point of view, in fact, clean landscaping could be call epitome of the “less is more” approach to landscape design because of its simple approach to hardsca...

Colored Concrete Patios
A highly effective and cost effective way to add color and style to your home is to have one or more colored concrete patios built in various places in your yard.  Unless you have a purist’s attachment to exclusively natural materials like fine cut stone, concrete can be just as effecti...

Commercial Landscape Lighting
A Bright Idea: Commercial Landscape Lighting A well-designed commercial landscape lighting system provides business owners and property managers with eye-catching and beautiful nighttime settings. Lighting also has the added benefit of offering security for employees and patrons. In the classic sen...

Concrete Landscaping
Concrete landscaping combines cost effectiveness with creative choice.  Concrete can look like many things to the eye.  It can look like concrete as we normally visualize it, or it can take the form of a finely polished slab made of decorative stone.  It can also be molded int...

Concrete Patio Design
Concrete patio design transforms one simple material into a myriad of forms and colors.  Every style of home architecture, and every type of Houston landscaping plan, can be augmented with a patio built of concrete.  Concrete is a durable substance that has lasted, in some cases, f...

Concrete Patios
Concrete has been given new life in the last 10-15 years. It has become a viable aesthetic, especially in contemporary and urban designs. Nature gives concrete its appeal—the qualities of durability and convenience. Artistry gives it flair—simplicity, gracefulness and the freedom of a blank ...

Concrete Retaining Walls
Concrete retaining walls provide lateral support for backfills.  (A backfill is a vertical slope of earth held back from an adjacent level plain.)  These structures offer some very important benefits to homeowners investing in residential landscape design.  On a functional level, th...

Contemporary Front Yard Design
Contemporary front yard design tends to be more customized to home architecture than other forms of landscaping design.  This is because contemporary homes typically emphasize the abstract side of the mind with the use of very basic geometric forms, minimalism, and linear angularity t...

Contemporary Garden Design
Contemporary garden design is one of the most unique and innovative styles you will ever experience in the world of gardening.   Contemporary gardens are powerfully distinguished by clean lines, sharp, unpredictable angles, and unique geometric forms.  Contemporary garden desi...

Contemporary Garden Designer
One of the most important things that a contemporary garden designer does is to create opportunities in challenging landscapes.  Contemporary design, as we call it, is not always a clearly defined or immediately recognizable form.  Many custom homes with very unique architecture could be...

Contemporary Garden Fountain
By definition, a contemporary water fountain is a custom-designed water feature that is distinguished by very stark geometry, superior construction materials, and technological sophistication.  Contemporary garden fountains are tranquil and discrete; operating on remote, silent pumps ...

Contemporary Koi Ponds
People with a passion for nature can invest in Houston landscaping plans that center around gardens consisting of indigenous plant life and water features such as bird ponds that attract native Texas and migratory birds to their yards. Birds seek out bodies of water for the same reasons h...

Contemporary Landscape Design
Unlike modern-it utilizes traditional approaches to space with newer finishes or applied technologies. Without realizing it, contemporary design exists everywhere such as in a 60’s home remodel or a new classic home with modern finishes-the slicker look of all stainless steel appliances. It could ...

Contemporary Patio
Many people do not realize that a contemporary patio is actually less expensive to build than a deck.  This is particularly true when more standard costs materials are selected, and when no masonry walls are built around its perimeter.  This not only makes such a custom patio a tru...

Contemporary Pool
Custom geometry characterizes contemporary pool design.  In mathematics there are only a few of basic geometric shapes.  When varied in proportion and angle, or when combined, though, this handful of designs becomes a near-infinite universe of linear movements, radial arcs, and complex ang...

Contemporary Residential Landscaping
In the front yard, contemporary residential landscaping devotes the majority of its attention to supporting home architecture.  Landscape elements are developed with linearity and angularity to reflect the movement and design of the house.  Gardens, if present, will be very min...

Contemporary Water Fountains
In general, contemporary design means spare and simple geometries arranged in a pleasing, functional way. Combining innovation and flair, these designs use dramatic shapes to create a point of view that is fluid and natural. We believe these adjectives describe contemporary water fountains, too. W...

Custom Ornamental Iron
Curb Appeal and Custom Ornamental Iron Georgia O’Keeffe defined art as filling space in interesting ways. This philosophy can be applied to landscape design as well and one interesting way to fill an empty landscape is with custom ornamental iron. Custom ornamental iron applications inc...

Custom Patio
Design ranks at the highest level of importance when it comes to building a custom patio in your yard.  This is because a hardscape is basically a type of flooring.  Just as a floor inside your house provides a foundation for lifestyle and activity, so too does the hardscape outside of you...

Custom Pool Design
Most people who want a swimming pool want something more than a place to go swimming.  This is why Exterior Worlds offers custom pool design services that create swimming pools tailor made to the landscape and lifestyle of the homeowner.  On a functional level, people are loo...

Decorative Masonry
Decorative masonry is a highly special type of hardscape that creates beauty in the yard and adds dimension to a property.  While its primary purpose is admittedly aesthetic, it is fully capable if building functionality into is décor in a manner that makes the forms it creates usefu...

Disappearing Water Fountain
True to its name, a disappearing fountain bubbles up from a form, does its dance within the landscape, then quietly disappears back into an underground world of mystery.  These special custom fountains are highly individuated forms whose designs are always very unique and positioned...

Driveway Landscape Design
By definition, driveway landscape design is the deliberate construction of a functional hardscape with a high aesthetic impact on the surrounding landscape.  Walls and fences create vertical impact and style, while flower beds, shrubs, and trees soften an otherwise plain surface into a ...

Drought Resistant Grasses
Drought resistant grasses require less water than standard lawn grass.  During long periods of hot, dry weather, they are less likely to wilt in the sun and develop brown patches.  While it is necessary to deliver some water to the lawn, you will not need to use nearly as much water as peo...

Eco-Friendly Landscaping
Houston residents who are interested in going green can contact Exterior Worlds for eco-friendly landscaping design.  Most of the methods used in this type of design are based on simple common sense.  Much can be done to beautify a yard in an environmentally sound way if people simply make...

Estate Fencing
If you have invested in a country estate near Houston, or if you live on a large estate in Memorial, River Oaks, or Tanglewood, then you need to invest in custom estate fencing by Exterior Worlds.  Avoid any temptation to use the fencing materials that are so readily available through ...

Estates Landscaping
By definition, the term “estates landscaping” refers to the creation of a master landscape plan that involves special materials and landscaping methods.  Generally this form of landscape design is done on very large properties in neighborhoods like River Oaks, Tanglewood, and the Me...

Exterior Wall Fountains in your Landscape
Exterior wall fountains are elegant features in your landscape. At Exterior Worlds, we have found that they add visual charm and auditory pleasure as they direct the viewing eye across the outdoor design. Additionally, they are quite versatile, fitting into the odd crook and cranny or taki...

Fiber Optic Waterfall
A fiber optic waterfall is one of the more unique water features you can have as part of your Houston landscaping plan.  By combining an archetypal landscape element with the most sophisticated form of lighting technology to date, you can enhance your property with a lasting curb appeal that wi...

Flower Garden Design
At face value, flower garden design appears to be a simple matter of choosing flowering plant species that appeal to the eye and enhance the appearance of house and yard.  While it can be this simple if all you are looking to do is to spice up the yard with a bit of seasonal color, prof...

Formal Landscape Design
Formal landscape design invokes order and balance. Think of the gardens of Monticello, the landscaping of Versailles, and, closer to home, the gardens of Bayou Bend, which is part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The hand of the gardener is clearly in evidence in formal landscape designs as the ...

Formal Landscape Plants
Formal landscape plants are normally slow growing plants whose compact appearance allows them to be arranged in repeating patterns.  By using a few number of plant species, and by arranging them in predictable patterns of design, we can build the impression of order that is essential to...

Front Yard Landscaping Ideas: A Spectrum
Pick and choose from these ideas to enliven your front yard Think SmallInstead of using hard-to-please plants, place garden ornaments, such as an artful statue, in the empty places in your landscape. Use containers. Choose a bold container planted with variegated shades of greenery or a basic pot ...

Garden Fencing
The type of garden fencing installed by Exterior Worlds is not the typical readymade fence you buy in a garden store.  This type of structure is basically a mesh that encloses a vegetable garden completely so that rabbits, raccoons, opossums, and other wildlife cannot make an easy meal ...

Garden Landscape Design
Garden landscape design contains and magnifies the power of organic vitality through controlled cultivation of organic forms.  It works to compliment the architecture of the home and other outdoor structures, and it serves as a unifying force between the natural and manmade.  The...

Garden Plans for Spring and Summer
With spring upon us and summer approaching, the time has come to invest in new garden plans that will define the joy of your outdoor living experience.  Making the decision now to work with a professional Houston landscaping company will ensure that your garden designs impeccably repres...

Gardening in Houston
One of the things that really work well for gardening in Houston is Gulf Coast humidity.  The high humidity is truly great for growing a wide variety of plant species, many of whom are non-native.  A significant number of Houston gardens are comprised of some very exotic foreign species mingled with...

Glass Garden Walls
If you want a distinctive custom hardscape element in landscape design, consider glass garden walls from Exterior Worlds. These exterior structures are becoming increasingly popular due to their capacity for creating eye-catching focal points on your property that invite your family and frie...

Gravel Driveway
Several layers of rock are used to build a gravel driveway.The initial layer is composed of large stones, sometimes as large as a person’s fist, that create a near-solid foundation.  While very stable, these stones form a surface that is too irregular to be safe for tires to drive on, o...

Green Garden Design
“Green” is an interesting word these days. It, of course, still means the primary color green. However, recently it has taken on the new meaning of being ecologically helpful, prudent and sustainable. Within the context of a home landscape, it means talking about a “green” green garden. “With a ...

Growing Moss for Houston Landscaping Projects
Many of you have expressed increased levels of interest in growing moss for landscaping in Houston.  Our recent series of articles on this topic have been published with the intention of showing just how many different elements can be created with moss that will compliment any yard, gar...

Hedwig Village Landscaping
One of the loveliest communities in Houston, Hedwig Village is known for its amiable lifestyle, quality schools, upscale homes and advantageous location. Hedwig Village landscaping is an integral part of this neighborhood’s ambiance. Hedwig Village landscaping offers many possibilities f...

High End Landscape
The high-end landscape offers the upwardly mobile Houstonian the opportunity to communicate personal values and taste in a tangible form.  It increases the joy of the living experience by bringing the comforts, amenities, and pure sophistication of custom home interiors into the outdoor...

High End Modern Landscaping
High end modern landscaping adds tremendous value to both residential and commercial locales.  What differentiates these landscapes from standard modern and contemporary designs is their very intentional use of geometric shapes, exceptionally high-grade materials, and thoughtful selectivity whe...

Houston Deck Builders
By definition, a deck is a flat, elevated surface that connects to the house.  It serves several functions.  It gives homeowners a place to entertain just beyond the threshold of their door.  It provides guests with a vantage point from which to survey the Houston landscape,...

Houston driveway landscaping adds attraction factor to your home
An investment Houston driveway landscaping services will pay off in the form of enhanced curb appeal that elevates the attraction factor of your entire property.  It doesn’t matter of you plan on selling your home in the immediate future.  Having a house that is highly valued will ...

Houston Driveways
There are many types of Houston driveways.  In terms of residential landscapes, a driveway, by definition, is a special hardscape that connects the street to the interior of the property.  A driveway can either function as a motor court parking area itself, or it can lead to a desi...

Houston Garden Décor
Houston garden décor is a type of professional landscaping that specializes in the enhancement of a garden by the careful introduction of mostly inorganic materials to its design.  Decorations are placed in many different locations within a garden.  Borders are very important, because t...

Houston Garden Design
Exterior Worlds customizes Houston garden design to the neighborhood of the residence, the architecture of the home, and the lifestyle of the client.  With us, you get far more than a garden planted in front of or behind your home.  You get an organic expression of your own persona...

Houston Gardens
The Houston climate makes it one of the best places to plant a garden in the United States.  Houston experiences a warm climate much of the year, and even though it is exceptionally hot in the summer months, the humidity latent in the atmosphere serves plant life very well.  Because of th...

Houston Landscape Architects
Houston landscape architects are much more than gardeners and lawn maintenance professionals.  They are degreed professionals whose training includes botany, irrigation science, construction, and outdoor lighting techniques.  These multi-specialists often spend up to seven years ...

Houston Landscaping
Houston residents can expect a wide range of landscaping options when it comes to beautifying their properties.  Houston’s near-tropical climate provides an ideal growing environment for a plethora of seasonal and perennials that can make any yard vibrant and colorful.  Constructi...

Houston Landscaping for the Minimalist Lifestyle
Houston landscaping for the minimalist lifestyle expresses the dynamic energy of urban professionals.  Through its clean presentation of form, it represents the busy lifestyle of the up and coming.  Space is the defining feature of minimalism.  Geometry is used to create perspectives....

Houston Landscaping Ideas
Do you cut out and collect magazine pictures of great landscaping ideas? Do you have a photo album of, say, a stately English mansion that you’d love to use for your home landscape design in Houston? Have you admired the plants and trees of European countryside estates and wondered if they w...

Houston Landscaping with Evergreen Ground Covers
Different types of Houston landscaping plans are needed to support different types of home architecture.  Different landscaping styles are also needed to accommodate different lifestyles enjoyed by the residents of these homes.  The wonderful thing about evergreen ground covers is that the...

Houston Landscaping With Native Plants
There are a number of benefits that you can receive from Houston landscaping with native plants.  Once you invest in the initial cost of the plants, you receive a return on investment through much lower maintenance costs.  You also can enjoy the satisfaction of doing something gree...

Houston Landscaping with Stone and Gravel
Stone and gravel are used extensively in many different kinds of Houston landscaping.  They fulfill both aesthetic and practical demands.  They are essential to the creation of concealed irrigation and drainage systems.  They are also integral components of a number of landscaping des...

Houston Outdoor Kitchen
Exterior Worlds is building more outdoor kitchens throughout the Houston area than we ever have before.  While our summers are always scorching, even at night, we can build any outdoor kitchen as a truly livable environment replete with fully operational climate controls, insect-proofin...

Houston Outdoor Patio
One of the most impressive effects that a Houston outdoor patio has on a landscape is the creation of focal points.  Its very presence will draw people toward an intended point of interest where comfort and entertainment turn outdoor space into outdoor living.  Such a structure can be adde...

Houston Patios & Gardens
Houston patios and gardens go hand in hand.  A patio provides a surface for sitting or standing (people often like to do both), and a garden provides an organic framework around the hardscape that encloses its inorganic surface with elements of vitality and life.  This sense of liv...

How Exterior Worlds will unify Your House and Garden Design
To unify your house and garden design, we have to treat these two different elements as components of a greater aesthetic unity.  The key to doing this is to capture the feeling that your home architecture emanates and then extend that feeling into the gardens that surround it. ...

How Land Artists Enhance Contemporary and Modern Landscaping
Exterior Worlds land artists create some of the most unique modern and contemporary landscaping designs in the city.  They feature a variety of accent that goes beyond the typical minimalist garden, custom hardscape, and abstract sculpture display.  Our themes are developed around ...

How to Come up with Good Garden Designs and Ideas
Garden designs and ideas can be based on many different things.  You can derive them purely from a sense of personal tastes, or you can plan them with specific activities in mind.  Most Houston landscaping plans involve a blend of both considerations.  There is always mo...

How to create a native garden?
Native gardens offer a number of definitive advantages.  Some of these benefits are purely environmental.  Others have a direct, positive impact on the homes, yards, and property curb appeal of Houston landscaping clients.  As our city becomes increasingly aware of the importance of e...

How to Turn Your Yard into an Art Gallery
Contemporary landscaping can be a very subtle, yet highly effective method of turning a yard into an outdoor art gallery where all manner of contemporary forms can be displayed with museum quality decor. If you like to showcase metal sculpture in your yard, you can do this in a variety of ...

How Trough Gardening Contributes to Landscaping Design
Trough gardening allows you to garden on a miniature level using all the elements of a larger garden.  Vegetation of all types can be added to these containers so long as it will hardily grow within the confines of the space.  Rocks, gravel, and decorative elements can also be adde...

How we Use Decorative Gravel for Houston Landscaping
We normally use some kind of decorative gravel in most of the Houston landscaping plans we design.  The size of gravel will vary based on the amount of weight that will need to support.  To some extent as well, the size of individual gravel pieces is scaled in proportion to the ele...

How will Patio Design help your Landscaping?
Patio design landscaping can do many things for your yard.  It can act as a transition element, a supporting landscape element, or a major zone of interest in its own respect.  Patios can also be any size you need them to by.  They can also be built out of whatever materials best su...

Increase Your Houston Property Value with a New Landscape Design
A walkway leading to the front door increases your Houston property value with a warm invitation to come inside.A walkway works on the imagination in a very subtle way.  It centers the attention on the entire façade of the home, not just the front door.  Both the architecture of the house ...

Infinity Pools
An infinity pool is a water feature with a negative edge.  It can be built as a swimming pool, a decorative pond, or a simple reflecting pool.  The negative edge is also known as a disappearing edge or zero edge.  This is because it has no retaining wall or coping to contain...

Invest in a Courtyard Design that Increases your Home Value
If you have thought of listing your home on the market, or if you are simply looking to add curb appeal just in case you decide to at some point in the future, tremendous value can be added with just a few simple courtyard designs by Exterior Worlds. You can enhance your front yard with a simple co...

Iron Wall Planters
Tailor-Made: Iron Wall Planters For a practical and yet sumptuous finishing touch to your landscape design, consider custom ordering iron wall planters. These planter boxes, substantial, well-made and decorative, could add the final element to the overall look and atmosphere you want to c...

Japanese Garden Design
A Japanese Garden is full of mystery, nature and serenity. Just as landscape gardens of the West followed historic points of reference such as Classical Garden Design, Traditional Garden Design, English Garden Design on up threw Modern Garden Design, the Japanese garden tradition has a history that ...

Knot Gardens for Houston Townhomes
A knot garden features a formal boundary and an interior composed of any number of plant types.  Vegetation may take the form of herbs, or it may consist of a variety of ground cover shrubs.  Occasionally, very small trees are planted in the larger gardens.  Flowering plants a...

Koi Pond Design
All over Houston, koi ponds are becoming increasingly popular.  Architectural features in their own right, koi ponds are highly unique in both design and construction.  They tend to occupy a very significant position on the property, and they function as prominent elements within the over...

Lagoon Pool Designs
Sometimes, in a natural setting, we want every structure to look as much a part of Nature as can be reasonably expected from something built by man.  This can be a challenge with certain landscape elements such as swimming pools which are by nature artificial environments.  While the natu...

Land and Earth Artist
The forms that a land and earth artist creates in a yard are inspired by the landscape design itself.This is why we recommend that Houston homeowners who are interested in this very unique, warm, and highly expressive form of outdoor art invest in the services of Exterior Worlds   ...

Land Art Artist
When we talk about land art artists in residential landscaping, we are talking about professionals who sculpt the land itself into art forms.  In some respects, certain forms of landscape architecture could be described as land art.  Zones of interest are developed along the lines ...

Land Art Design
Land art design is the sculpting of the earth into concrete or abstract forms.  Land art often represents something that we immediately recognize as a symbol of culture, sentiment, or spirituality.  Animal life, the human form, or even an everyday object can all provide the subject...

Land Artist
A land artist is an individual who believes that the earth itself should guide landscaping design.  The earth artist reshapes the landscape into works of art that express the personal viewpoints of the homeowner.  Integrating works of natural earth art into a landscaping plan resul...

Landart
Landart is the sculpting of the landscape into art.  This art can be concrete or abstract in nature.  Concrete forms can resemble human faces, animal life, or manmade structures.  Abstract forms use geometry to generate interest, emotion, sentiment, and dramatic effect.  ...

Landscape Architects in Houston Texas
Landscape architects—they are members of a team that you call in when you want your landscape to have an impact. Landscape architects are the professionals that help you turn your property into your dream home. And into a true investment.Landscape Architects: BackgroundWho are landscape arch...

Landscape Design Plans
Landscape Design Plans by Exterior Worlds Tie Multiple Layers of Hardscape, Softscape and Outdoor Architecture into the Aesthetic of Your Home. Landscape design plans are developed to compliment the architecture of your home.It is as if the innate aesthetic of your house is captured in theme, then ...

Landscape Garden Design
If you're thinking about some new ideas for your landscape garden design, Exterior Worlds has plenty of good ones to get you started. Just dive in and start planning. Landscape Garden Design: Gathering Places & Focal PointsYour landscape will be more interesting and enjoyable if you consider:- ...

Landscape Maintenance for Tanglewood Residents
Landscape maintenance for Tanglewood residents in Houston, Texas involves a blend of highly specialized services along with services regarded as standard to proper lawn, garden, and tree growth upkeep.  Tanglewood is a highly dynamic community in terms of architectural and landscape design.&nbs...

Landscape Maintenance: Bunker Hill Village
Bunker Hill Village, one of the townships in the Memorial Villages, nestles in a wooded area west of downtown Houston.  Noted for its luxurious homes and oversized lots, this community features the convenience of city life with the added bonus of spaciousness and tranquility. Specialty Garden...

Landscape Maintenance: Memorial Villages
The Memorial Villages offer elite neighborhoods, gorgeous green spaces and gracious living, all within a close distance to downtown Houston and the city’s attractions. They comprise six townships called The Memorial Villages of Hillshire Village, Spring Valley Village, Piney Point Village, Hunter Cr...

Landscape Management
Landscape management is a service that higher end businesses cannot do without.  Many facilities that depend on visual presentation for brand positioning require a higher level of landscaping service than those typically rendered in the average office park.  In addition to mowing, trimming...

Landscape Master Plan
A landscape master plan is a drawing that specifies all hardscape and softscape elements that are to be installed on the property.  It is used to designate the location of each individual element, and it is drawn to scale to ensure proportionality between elements.  Extreme care is taken i...

Landscape Patio Design
Landscape patio design is important because it has the potential to utterly transform the entire aesthetic of your property in an amazing fashion.  It creates interest and appeal that draw people to special space.  Near the home, it creates transition from indoor living to outdoor ...

Landscape Retaining Walls
Retaining walls are landscape architectural walls that level slope and retain grade.  This lends a vertical dimension to the property and is very essential to any concealed grade, drainage, or irrigation system present.  Landscape retaining walls also contribute aesthetic to the Hous...

Landscape Yard Design
Do I need to be knowledgeable in landscape yard design to add curb appeal to my property?No.  You just need to work with a professional landscaping company that can do more with your yard than simply maintain the grass and flower bed.  Think about working with a team who can take t...

Landscaping Shade Plants
Landscaping shade plants are very important.  They are very diverse in number and type, so you have many options to choose from.  There are over 130 native East Texas plants alone that can be added to your Houston landscaping plan that will create different kinds of shade, and diff...

Landscaping with Stones
Landscaping with stones is an excellent way to add instant curb appeal to your property.  The universality of stone make it possible to use as both an accent support element or a primary element in landscape design depending on what is most appropriate to your home and lawn. Addi...

Lawn And Garden Services
Taking care of your landscape is a commitment. It involves prep work before a single plant gets put into the ground. And then it requires patience and diligence to maintain it in such a way that it flourishes to become the landscape you originally envisioned. The complete lawn and garden...

Lawn Cutting Services
Lawn cutting services are vital to a Houston landscape maintenance program.  The lawn functions as a horizontal background, to use a figure of speech, for the entire landscape design.  The two most important features of the lawn are a contiguous green color and an evenly trimmed surface.&n...

Lawn Service: Best Practices and Smart Practices
Best practice is a business buzzword used to describe the process of developing and following a standard way of doing things. A “best practice” is defined as a method or technique that has consistently shown superior results and is used as a benchmark. In addition, a best practice can evolve to beco...

Linear Pool Designs
Linear pool designs can be integrated into a variety of Houston landscaping plans.  Linearity is an integral element of classical, formal, modern, and contemporary design.  Any home that features a strong preference for clear lines and sharp angles can be enhanced with a linear ...

Low Maintenance Landscape Design
The latest studies show that in the U.S. there are more than 30 million acres of lawn, making grass our #1 irrigated crop. In these days when conservation—of natural resources and your personal resources—is all the rage, now is a good time to consider some alternatives that will save time, m...

Low Maintenance Landscape: Its Time Has Arrived
A recent study reveals there are more than 30 million acres of lawn that in the U.S., making lawn turf our #1 irrigated vegetation. In these days when conservation, both of natural resources and your personal resources, is of vital importance, now is a good time to consider some alternatives that wi...

Luxury Front Yard Landscape
The purpose of a luxury front yard landscape is to create an outdoor living space that mirrors the refined interior of the house.  This transforms your entire property into a symbol of a higher quality of life which can be experienced by your guests both indoor and out.   Sinc...

Masonry Companies
While masonry companies, as companies go, are a relatively new phenomenon, masons, masonry guilds, and masonry associations have been part of every civilization dating back thousands of years.  It was masonry that built the monuments of Egypt, including the pyramids, and many of the gre...

Mediterranean Landscape Design
Every garden has a bit of fantasy in it and, for Houstonians longing for the look and feel of, say, Tuscany or the Italian Renaissance period, no garden fills that desire like a Mediterranean landscape design.Combining elegant elements of nature with the relaxed Mediterranean culture, the Me...

Memorial Villages Yard Maintenance
Memorial Villages yard maintenance is special…because the Memorial Villages are special. Conceived as estate-like living at a close proximity to downtown Houston and all the city’s amenities, the Memorial Villages offer exclusive neighborhoods, beautiful green spaces and gracious living. I...

Mid Century Modern Landscape Design
If you own a home built in the mid century architectural style, or if you have recently moved into a contemporary custom home with striking similarities to homes built between the 1930s and 1960s, you might want to consider investing in a mid century modern landscape design.  This unique blend ...

Mid Century Modern Landscaping
Mid century modern landscaping continues to remain popular even though we are well into the 21st Century now.  This is because many of the custom, modern, and contemporary homes today continue the major themes of mid-twentieth century modern architecture.  Architectural geometry based on q...

Mid Century Modern Landscaping Ideas
Mid century modern landscaping ideas came about due to cultural changes during the 1930s to the 1960s.  Society was tired of the formalities of Victorianism and was ready for fresh, bold new concepts.  This shift in perceptions was reflected in both the architectural styles and landscaping...

Minimal Garden
In a minimal garden, hardscapes are used to define geometric shapes and linear movements that correspond to home and landscape architectural motifs. One of the most common hardscapes used to create such boundaries is a custom patio.  Because contemporary and modern design so heavily favor the i...

Minimalist Front Yard
A minimalist front yard is dedicated to the principle of less-is-more It relies upon low-growth plants that suggest the conservation of organic energy are used to create a sense of conservatism.  These species tend to also be very slow-growing in nature, so less basic maintenance like fertili...

Minimalist Garden Design
Minimalist garden design is not a specific style of gardening, but rather an aesthetic principle based upon the perspective that less is more.  In these gardens, plants are carefully selected, and unusual materials are integrated into the vegetation.  Hardscapes are used to define geometri...

Minimalist Hardscape
A minimalist hardscape presents itself as a solid, clean surface that conveys its importance without resorting to ostentatiousness.  The structure can be a horizontal surface area for sitting or walking, or it can be a vertical structure that makes a strong contribution to the landscape design ...

Minimalist Landscape Design
Minimalist landscape design is based upon the aesthetic principle of “less is more”.  Currently, it is most commonly associated with contemporary landscape design due to the modernist reduction of vegetation and the emphasis of inorganic elements over organics.  However, minimalism has bee...

Modern Courtyard Design
The intent of modern courtyard design is to emphasize the power of human consciousness over the forces of natural selection.  Its purpose is to elevate thought above feeling without destroying feeling, and to elevate the value of abstract ideas to the level of concrete forms typically regarded ...

Modern fountain designers in Houston
Modern fountain designers often take elements from previous styles of design and reduce them to their most fundamental components.  This is practice is known as minimalism and it is a core values of all things contemporary and modern.  Reducing forms to their basic geometric ...

Modern Garden Décor
Modern garden decor constitutes the ground and aesthetic center of the modern garden. While it uses organic elements to support its structures, it insists on maintaining a unique independence from nature that characterizes its attempt to explore the unknown through the generation of abstract...

Modern Garden Design Means Minimal Garden Maintenance
You may have wanted to invest in garden design for many years now, but you have procrastinated doing so because of the high level of maintenance most assume goes with a garden.  While it is true that many of the more ornate garden designs require a great deal of constant care, this is not the c...

Modern Garden Ideas
On one level, all modern garden ideas are based upon a common set of core values.  Like other components of modern landscape design, they consist primarily of inorganic elements.  Structure is a symbol of conscious thought; plant life symbolizes the energies of life and mind.&nbs...

Modern Gazebo
Modern Gazebos, long popular in commercial landscaping, are experiencing an upsurge in popularity in residential landscaping as well.  This can be directly attributed to the growing popularity of contemporary homes and landscape concepts.  Traditional gazebos are often very ela...

Modern Hardscape
That makes modern hardscape unique compared to other forms of hardscape design?It has a definitively contemporary look to it.  It is normally light in color in order to make it stand out from the surrounding lawn.  it also has more dimensions to it.  It is not uncommon it to include w...

Modern Home Garden
Modern home gardens are contemporary corollaries that either directly reflect or indirectly compliment the architecture of a contemporary or modern style home.   As we have discussed in other articles of our website, contemporary and modern architecture are aesthetics that exists...

Modern Landscape Design
Modernism, in the context of landscape design, is a result of forms and functions that reflect the need for outdoor living spaces that enhance contemporary lifestyles. As Garrett Eckbo, one of the central figures in modern landscape architecture, said, landscape design is the “arrangement of ...

Modern Outdoor Garden
Modern outdoor gardens are the backbone of modern landscape design and contemporary landscape design.  These designs minimize the importance of organic features in landscape architecture and look instead to geometric forms, relationships between geometric points, and sophisticated materials tha...

Modern Outdoor Lighting
Modern outdoor lighting places heavy emphasis on architecture in such a way as to create a sense of living outdoors.  It is more effect oriented than function oriented— as if the feeling of being inside has been taken from the home interior and placed around structures and gathering places thro...

Modern Swimming Pool
A modern swimming pool makes a strong statement of class without screaming for validation or undue attention.  By the sheer power of its clean geometry, and with a highly polished patio that magnifies the luminance of the water, your pool is chic and luxurious, but it is never ostentatious in a...

Modern Tropical Garden
If you own a contemporary or modern-style home in the Houston area, you can call Exterior Worlds to create a tropical garden whose design adds a touch of paradise to the abstract motifs that characterize contemporary design.  Our tropical gardens are custom installed to support not on...

Modern Water Fountains
When developing a modern landscaping design to support a contemporary-style home, Exterior Worlds relies heavily on geometry to develop abstract themes in our design work.  Our intention is to represent a world of that consists of basic shapes that have been combined and morphed int...

Modern Water Gardens
Modern water gardens combine the organic with the mathematical and the abstract.  The purpose of anything modern is to place the mind of man over the forces of nature.  Since we typically associate nature with greenery, the use of plants around a modern water garden has to be minim...

Moss Gardening
The simplest method of moss gardening is the creation of a moss carpet.This is an excellent way to beautify the earth under a heavy canopy of tree limbs.  Many Houston homes have very large trees in the back yard.  This is especially true for homes near Buffalo Bayou.  Tall oaks, pine...

Moss Gardening in Houston
The Texas Gulf Coast is one of the hottest and most humid climates in America.  It offers many opportunities for moss landscaping in Houston.  Of the many different ways to landscape with moss, perhaps the most satisfying is moss gardening.  In Houston, this can be done very easily ...

Moss Landscaping and Stepping Stones
Your entire yard can be superbly adorned with moss landscaping.  Houston is home to all manner of properties that are distinguished by many different landscaping designs.  By combiningmoss landscaping and stepping stone design, Exterior Worlds can build a network of trails throug...

Mulching Sevices
Mulch installation is a perfect example of the high level of expert care that Exterior Worlds brings to each and every job. We pride ourselves on our commitment to the customer and to excellence—from the big projects, like putting in a custom swimming pool with synchronized landscape light...

Online Landscaping
Online landscaping lets you combine the design skills of an established landscaping professional  with the option of implementing all or part of it as a do-it-yourself landscaping project. Online landscaping begins with a consultation where the designer gains a thorough understanding of your h...

Ornamental Iron Fence
Strength and Elegance: An Ornamental Iron Fence An ornamental iron fence opens up the view to your well-manicured lawn and gardens. Not only a thing of beauty, it also provides a sense of safety and security. Knowledgeable homeowners use ornamental iron fences along their property lines, ...

Ornamental Iron Railings
The Stylings of Ornamental Iron Railings Ornamental iron railings represent a small, but apt concept within the vocabulary of landscape architecture. A perfect blend of form and function, ornamental iron railings perform beautifully and beautify while performing. With the appropriate and ...

Ornamental Trees In Houston Landscaping
All trees have a special appeal to us, so in this sense we could call any tree ornamental.  In landscaping terminology, though, the definition of ornamental trees is a bit more specific.  Trees that fall into this classification are smaller in size than shade trees.  Their leaves feat...

Outdoor Fireplace
Outdoor fireplaces are hot. A 2005 survey taken by the Hearth, Patio & Barbeque Association revealed that Americans spent nearly $150 billion on home remodeling of which one-third of that amount went towards adding outdoor living areas to their landscape design. Further, 67 percent of those surv...

Outdoor Garden Design
Outdoor garden design is one of the most important elements of truly superb residential landscape design.  In many ways it represents the heart and soul of Houston outdoor living, and it warrants thoughtful consideration and systematic, deliberate planning on the part of both homeowners and lan...

Outdoor Landscape Design
Outdoor landscape design is always centered on the home.  This is because the house rises preeminent as the dominant symbol of lifestyle and resident value system.  Due to its significance, the home must be reflected and complimented by all points in the yard in order for the lands...

Outdoor Living Designs
Outdoor living designs by Exterior Worlds compliment the indoor realm of luxury living with and outdoor luxury landscape that creates special spaces of social opportunity and natural wonder.  Conversation and relaxation are always to be found somewhere in an Exterior Worlds master landscape pla...

Outdoor Living Space
In one very real sense, the entire purpose of residential landscape design is to create outdoor living space.  After all, what do you intend to actually DO with your landscape after it is complete.  Is not the whole point of the endeavor to then live outdoors as much as possible within the...

Outdoor Lounge Design
The virtue that outdoor lounge design contributes to the landscape is a unique a sense of openness and freedom combined with a feeling of unspoken separation from more busy and activity-prone areas of the yard.  It creates a special outdoor living experience replete with all the comfort...

Outdoor Stone Patios
An entire landscape master plan can be developed around outdoor stone patios.  Stone has a special significance to us all, as it was the very first tool that man ever used, and it was the first building material of early civilizations.  Stone can be used to create the most fantasti...

Outdoor Water Features Enliven Your Landscape Design
Luxury in landscaping can be communicated in many ways. The sense of luxury is conveyed with softscapes, hardscapes, material choices and simple details. And one of the most impressive landscaping elements is an outdoor water feature. Water is magic. It is soothing, energizing, delightful,...

Pathway Design
Pathway design makes the yard feel bigger than it is.  It also indicates where the most significant destination points on the landscape are located.  Paths are entertaining in their own respect.  Many outdoor events would not be nearly as fun without a walk down lighted pathwa...

Patio Decorating Landscaping
Clients of Exterior Worlds do not have to stress about the details of patio decorating.  Our Houston landscaping professionals use many sophisticated design and construction techniques that actually build décor into the structure of the patio itself.  This means that other than a few pot...

Paver Driveway
A paver driveway is one of the most durable and attractive additions you can have added to your landscape master plan.  Due to the sheer number of paver types, their use is not limited to one particular type of landscape design.  While many are distinctively Old World and early...

Paver Landscaping
Paver landscaping is one of the best ways to create hardscapes that are durable, attractive, and aesthetically applicable to multiple environments. Some pavers are pre-cast masonry pieces made of blocks or concrete.  Stone pavers are pre-cut rocks that have been quarried in such a wa...

Peat Moss Landscaping
We will be planting new gardens and flowers for the spring sooner than we realize.  Peat moss landscaping is one of the best ways to prepare the soil now for new seedlings, fertilization, long-term plant health, and minimal garden maintenance.  It will be well worth the investment ...

Permeable Interlocking Pavers
The term “permeable interlocking pavers” may confuse the casual web surfer who pulls up image after image of what looks like a mixture of cement and grass.  These are actually one form of paver that is designed to drain water through a combination of a concrete grid, natural plantings of grass,...

Planter Boxes can Accent Many Parts of Your Houston Landscaping
Planter boxes add accent, affect, and vitality to any Houston landscaping plan.   Any home architecture can be enhanced by a basic structure that can be built out of any type of material in any size or shape necessary to accent the dwelling.  Planters can contribute affect to gardens,...

Professional Garden Design
Professional garden design by Exterior Worlds distinguishes itself from typical lawn and garden services advertised through traditional media abroad.  In addition to providing the basics of planting, irrigation, drainage, and fertilization, we also devote a tremendous amount of time and...

Professional landscape maintenance
Professional landscape maintenance is the systematic growth management of the organic synergy of your property.  All vegetation ultimately works together to both the foundation for and keynote elements of every traditional-style landscape.  What you pay good money to install cont...

Professional Landscape Service
Regardless of whether it is a dramatic modern landscape design orenglish landscaping, a well-planned, well-maintained property says something about the owner. The well thought-out landscape plan and profession landscape service conveys a message about who you are and can make the property ...

Putting Your Lawn Sprinkler System to Work
While technology can be viewed as a mixed success in many areas of modern living, it has wrought an unqualified success with lawn sprinkler systems in yard landscape designs. These systems have taken over the drudgery of watering a lawn: no more watching the clock and dragging hoses around a...

Reflecting Pond
Reflecting ponds are shallow bodies of water characterized by proportional geometry and a smooth surface that acts like a natural mirror.  With few exceptions, they should be built with basins made from very dark material.  Water will reflect light more easily under these conditi...

Reflecting Pool
A reflecting pool is a geometrically proportional, shallow pond characterized by an exceptionally calm and tranquil surface.  It is typically built near a manmade structure or landscape element so that its mirror-like surface can reflect and magnify adjacent forms.  It can be const...

Residential Architecture
French HomesFrench residential architecture is best supported by an ordered arrangement of shrubs and bushes that convey order and symmetry.  The most famous French landscaping design is the parterre garden.  Its four-directional cross shape creates pathways of gravel through sta...

Residential Landscape Architect
The residential landscape architect is a true architect in every sense of the word.  He or she studies construction theory and home design in order to identify the geometric forms that are common to both the natural world and the creations of man.  This understanding enables the de...

Residential Landscape Designer
A residential landscape designer develops a landscape master plan that will reflect the architecture of the home and express the core values of the homeowner’s lifestyle.  This plan is developed after extensive consultation with the client that helps our team gain an awareness of both c...

Residential Landscapers
Exterior World’s team of expert residential landscapers begins every project with an in-depth consultation with the client.  Our approach to landscape development is founded upon the ideals of expression and reflection.  Our goal is to create landscaping elements that express the thoughts,...

Residential Sprinkler Systems that Work for You
A residential sprinkler system is one of the smartest ways to protect your landscaping investment. These time-saving systems immensely ease the burden of lawn care.  They improve the health of all your plantings because of the consistency of the watering. And they help you manage your w...

Retaining Wall Ideas
Retaining wall ideas are based on many landscaping principles.  Some of these principles focus exclusively on creating a structure that serves a practical purpose on the landscape.  Others focus on the creation of a better aesthetic, with the goal being either a more enjoyable outd...

Shakespearean Garden
In the strictest sense of the term, a Shakespearean garden is that is composed of plants that are mentioned directly in the works of William Shakespeare.  In some designs, this definition is expanded to include all plants, flowers, and herbs that were popular for gardening during the ...

Small Courtyard Design
Details are everything in small courtyard design.  The scaling down of size increases the importance of every single individual element.  Since the ultimate intention of small courtyard design is to make a small yard appear larger than it is, professional landscapers must take gr...

Small Gardens
For people who have very small homes, or who have limited yard space around their homes, the small garden can be the answer to a lot oflandscaping design challenges.  Small gardens help create interest and variety in what would otherwise appear to be only a few square feet of grass.  This ...

Small Landscaping
Many people with garden homes and patio homes assume that their property is too small for professional landscaping.This is by no means the case.  While small landscaping projects often prove more difficult than expected to the do-it-yourselfer, they are not impossible.  The number one pr...

Small Modern Gardens
One of the best things about a modern garden is that you can build one almost anywhere on a landscape.   It can be constructed as an accent to building architecture, an adjunct spatial compliment to hardscape design, or the creation of a special environment for people to relax an...

Small Pools
Small pools by Exterior Worlds are ideal for crowded neighborhoods with very small lots and limited space for landscaping.  While many of these lots may have very large houses standing on them, they have little room in the backyard.  Other lots may have patio homes or townhomes that featur...

Softening the Houston Landscape with Natural Stone Patios
Natural stone patios and walkways can make a Houston landscape look pristine without abandoning the controlled principles of design.  It also conveys a sense of design that is casual and relaxed.  Stones are made to look as though they were made and placed by forces of Nature, but ...

Sophisticated Modern Landscape Designs
Some people misperceive the minimalism of modern landscape design as something cold and barren.  Nothing could be further from reality.  While this style  admittedly limits organic growth in favor of human structure and artistry, it never seeks to stamp out the force of life—it only s...

Soul-Soothing Sounds of Tranquil Fountains
Outdoor water fountains are wonderful additions to any home landscape design. Water enchants the eye and ear. In particular, a tranquil fountain, which Exterior Worlds designs specifically to drown out the unwanted and annoying noises of modern life without overwhelming the space, works ...

Spanish Moss Landscaping in Houston
Spanish moss landscaping is a very easy thing to do here in Houston.  This so-called moss is technically neither a moss nor a fungus, but rather an epiphyte.  An epiphyte is a rootless plant that absorbs moisture and nutrients directly from the air.  Spanish moss will not harm the p...

Stamped Colored Concrete
One thing Houston landscaping clients should seriously consider for their next home project is stamped colored concrete.  Concrete, as we all know, is an enduring substance that often lasts longer than houses themselves.  However, its rather drab appearance can often be the one s...

Stone Driveways
As indicated by its name, a stone driveway is any driveway made from stones laid flat to form a level surface.  There are some very good reasons for using stones to build a driveway.  For one thing, stone is the one of the strongest materials found on earth.  In nature, it...

Stone Water Fountains
Stone water fountains add an elegant touch to any Houston landscaping design.  Stone is a natural substance that blends well with vegetation.  It is also a substance that can be sculpted into very sophisticated forms.  This makes stone suitable for any style of landscaping...

Sunken Pools add Dimension to the Backyard Landscape
A sunken pool adds dimension to the backyard landscape.  When the top of the water is actually below the grade of the yard, it appears special and set apart.  This effect can be achieved by building a retaining wall that sharply drops the grade around the pool patio.  Many...

Swimming Pool Remodeling
Swimming pool remodeling is often done as part of a larger landscaping plan.  Many times people purchase a home that already has a pool built many years before.  Normally such a pool was built many years before by a pool contractor hired directly by the homeowner.  The inten...

Tanglewood Landscaping Houston
Tanglewood, one of Houston’s most prestigious neighborhoods, is a delightful area of Houston, covered in sweeping oak trees and other wooded areas. More than 1,200 homes in 11 separate subdivisions make up this prosperous part of the city. With lot sizes running from about 8,000 square ...

The Art of Water
The art of water is the use of water features to beautify and magnify the elements of a landscape.  There are several things that distinguish the art of water, as we would call it, from water itself.  In some instances (but not all) water that we would call art relies on moveme...

The Best Reasons to Install Garden Sprinkler Systems
There are many reasons to install a garden sprinkler system. They are a convenience of modern living that turns out to be quite practical. Let’s start with the big picture. You know intuitively that well-manicured landscape garden designs enhance the value of a property. Studies have shown ...

The Delight of Garden Wall Fountains
You can turn your luxury backyard into an extension of your exquisite interior world with the installation of a garden wall fountain from Exterior Worlds. These beautiful and soothing water features can serve both as a centerpiece of your landscape design and as a pleasing secondary accessory within...

The Importance of Custom Masonry in Houston Landscape Design
In order to understand just how important custom masonry is to Houston landscape design, we have to first understand what it is.  Custom masonry is the most pronounced type of hardscape because rises up from the ground.  It adds a vertical element to the foundations and porticos of patio d...

The Many Uses of Cut Stone in Houston Landscape Design
Cut stone can be used to construct all sorts of feature that accentuate a residential Houston landscape and add respective compliment to a variety of surrounding architectural forms.  The most common use of cut stone is the construction of cut stone patio, which involves building a pati...

There are many patio ideas you can explore
There are many patio ideas you can explore.  Some deal with beautifying the surface of the patio itself.  Others involve structures built into the patio.  Still others involve the use of vegetation and ornamentation that adds drama and interest to the area.  You can gather many s...

Things You Can Do on a Patio Gazebo
A patio gazebo gives you a shaded vantage point from which to take in the entirety of the Houston landscape around you.  Such a structure represents one of the most versatile activity centers you can have Exterior Worlds build on your property.  Partly outdoor building, partly open to the ...

Tips for Bird Ponds for Native Houston Landscapes
People with a passion for nature can invest in Houston landscaping plans that center around gardens consisting of indigenous plant life and water features such as bird ponds that attract native Texas and migratory birds to their yards.  Birds seek out bodies of water for the same reasons human...

Tropical landscaping Design
The fascination with tropical landscaping makes sense in Houston because of its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, cultural influences of the tropics, subtropics of Spain and Latin America which provide plenty of local inspiration for creating the tropical landscape design.  Houston’s architectur...

Unique Landscape Design
What is a unique landscape?  Our definition of a unique landscape would be a landscape that elicits a mental/emotional response that normally would be observed with no notice.  From the functional and aesthetic stand point we believe a unique landscape should fulfill and exceed the...

Walkway Gardens
Walkway gardens do many things for a landscape.  In the front yard, they can they create a feeling of warmth, invitation, or grand entryway.  We see a great deal of this in River Oaks, Tanglewood, and West Memorial, where homeowners will have a walkway, surrounded by vegetation, le...

Water Fountains for Gardens
Water adds a unique dynamic to Houston landscaping design.  Its fluidity contributes a feeling of movement that is very tranquil in spite of its dynamic energy.  Its unique properties allow it to both reflect and refract light like a prism, making it equally attractive in daylight and fasc...

Waterfall Design Can Give Children Hours of Safe, Supervised Pla
While there are many good public venues that are safe and entertaining for children to enjoy, there are also many dangers out there.  One way to give children an exciting play environment in the safety of their own back yard is through a waterfall design by Exterior Worlds.  Creating an en...

Waterfall Design can Make Your Pool the Focal of Home Events
If you are looking to make your home the centerpoint of entertainment and outdoor events, consider how waterfall design by Exterior Worlds can make your swimming pool so appealing that your family and friends would rather spend their evenings with you than in public venues out on the town....

Waterfall Landscape Design
The remarkable thing about waterfall landscape design is the sheer transformative power it has on hardscape and softscape elements.  There are many different types of landscape design in the world, some formal, some traditional, others historical and cultural in origin.  The beauty of wate...

What a Lawn Maintenance Contract Entails
The old saying about the importance of first impressions may be old, but it is nonetheless true. And the first impression people get of your home begins with the landscape’s appearance, health and upkeep. A beautiful, well-kept yard says something about the owners, whatever the style of your garden,...

What About Landscape Maintenance For Tanglewood, Texas?
In an area of Houston west of downtown and near the Galleria stands Tanglewood, a neighborhood of more than 1,000 homes in 15 sections and one of Houston’s most prestigious areas. This prosperous part of the city is delightful with its luxurious mansions, majestic oak trees and other wooded areas. I...

What is a Landscape Maintenance Business?
The landscape maintenance business spans a wide variety of practices—from the single proprietor who just provides basic mow-and-blow to full service firms who offer design and construction capabilities in addition to ongoing maintenance. Depending on your needs, these full service firms can be esp...

What is garden design landscaping?
Garden design landscaping establishes the organic elements of your property with controlled forms of beauty.  A garden never looks wild, but it always looks alive.  Geometrically, it compliments your house and hardscape design.  Organically, it generates sensory perception that result...

What is Landscape Maintenance?
The heart of landscape maintenance is regular lawn care, sometime referred to as “mow, blow and go.” However, the best maintenance program goes well beyond that simplistic list and includes the natural environment and the ongoing care of flower beds (for seasonal color, annuals and perennials), shru...

Why have a landscape path?
Landscape paths enhance the aesthetics and functionality of Houston landscaping designs.  The geometric patterns they create in a yard give definition to landscape style.  They also help support the architecture of the home by reflecting key elements of material build and architect...

Wrought Iron Driveway Gates
A wrought iron driveway gate finishes off your property in an imposing way by saying something about sustainability and substantiality. They are valued for aesthetic reasons and for its practical uses. Simply put, wrought iron driveway gates add panache to your landscape design.  In T...

Wrought Iron Fence
A wrought iron fence takes a utilitarian structure and turns it into an expression of your individuality. By definition, fences are functional. That is, they are enclosures that present an adequate blockade around a yard or other such expanse of land for the purpose of security, primarily pr...

Wrought Iron Trellis
In your landscape design, a wrought iron trellis creates an accessory accent. It gives the eye a place to rest when viewing the landscape as a whole. Most often, wrought iron trellises are paired with plants, usually a vine, to give the plants an acceptable place to climb to higher places. T...
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