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Protect Your Home and Yard With These 8 Landscaping Tips

Protect Your Home and Yard With These Storm Resistant Landscaping Tips:     Just a few days ago, Houston experienced yet another powerful storm, reminding us of the city’s vulnerability to extreme weather. With hurricanes, tornadoes, and severe thunderstorms frequently impacting our region, taking proactive steps to protect your home has never been more crucial. […]

Lighting: The Secret Ingredient of Landscape Design

Lighting: The Secret Ingredient of Landscape Design In the vibrant city of Houston, Texas, outdoor living is a cherished part of life, and it is easy to see why. Blessed with mild winters and over 200 sunny days annually, it is no surprise that landscape design carries such a weight in our city. For many, […]

Best Themed Landscape Designs for Houston Homeowners

Best Themed Landscape Designs for Houston Homeowners Buckle up folks, or better yet, grab your passport. Today we are going to be talking about one of our favorite landscape design topics- themed landscapes! From Japanese style Zen gardens and Tuscan terraces to English tea gardens and tropical sanctuaries- if you are looking for out of […]

The Beauty of Low Maintenance Landscaping

The Beauty of Low Maintenance Landscaping Recently, we were contacted by clients who had purchased a home in the Tanglewood area of Houston, TX and were interested in a backyard redesign. During our initial conversation, they told us that they loved their existing landscape and they were not really sure what they wanted to change. […]

The Ultimate Guide to 2024 Houston Landscape Design Trends

Top Ten Landscape Design Trends of 2024 The last few years have been a whirlwind of change, prompting a shift in how we perceive and interact with our outdoor spaces. During the pandemic, our homes became more than just shelters—they became our havens, our offices, and our entertainment venues—blurring the lines between work and leisure. […]

To Turf or Not to Turf

As Houstonians, we are no strangers to the challenges of maintaining a lush, green lawn throughout the seasons in our city’s unique climate. The scorching summer heat, sporadic rainfall and occasional winter freeze is enough to leave any landscape looking lackluster, not to mention the toll it takes on our water bills and the amount […]

Do You Need a Landscape Design Plan?

If you are a homeowner in Houston, you know the importance of having a beautiful and inviting landscape. We can all agree that a well-designed landscape not only enhances the visual appeal of your home but also adds value to it. However, most homeowners overlook the importance of working with a landscape designer or architect […]

FiveSTAR Landscape Design Blog

Howdy and Welcome to the FiveSTAR Landscape Design Blog! We just want to take a moment to introduce ourselves and say how thrilled we are to have the opportunity to connect with all of you landscape design enthusiasts, homeowners, gardeners, green thumbs, and anyone else who has stumbled upon the FiveSTAR Landscape Design Blog. We […]