Highland Park Texas-Landscape

We created a courtyard garden at this Highland Park Landscape.  Our  clients wanted a relaxing retreat to enjoy their surroundings and a place to entertain family and guest.   There is a beautiful water feature surrounded by ferns, dwarf gardenia, and a japanese maple with a flagstone walkway to get there.  Once there, sit on the stone bench and listen to the gurgling water.   We installed a architectural statue surrounded by St. Augustine grass.   St. Augustine is a shade tolerant turf used in any true Highland Park Landscape. The soil is different from most north texas lawns. Ironite and fertilizer were applied to the ground before sod installation. In some applications compost could be added to the topsoil rather than fertilizer. We installed a cedar fence along the back yard and a Wrought iron fence on the side so their view would not be impeded.  Using cedar fencing is a great choice because besides being downright beautiful with a rich grain, texture, and color that blends well into your natural surroundings it is also inherently resistant to moisture damage that is unmatched by any other lumber choice.  There is less than half the swelling and shrinking tendency than that of other lesser soft wood.  It does not warp, shrink, or check (split) and with cedar it stays straight, retains fasteners, and provides a firm base for paints and stains.  Maintenance is minimized for real long-term saving.

The client needed a low maintenance landscape so thick layers of mulch to keep weeds down were applied. Cedar mulch smells good and repels insects as does the fence. Hardwood is another type we use in areas but doesn’t repel insects. Cedar mulch has a reddish brown color and contains cedar oil which protects the longevity and discourages the insect problem. This Highland Park Landscape has all the touches a luxury landscape should have.