Shelly is an award-winning landscape designer and horticulturist in Fort Worth Texas. She is co-owner of Cody Landscape Inc. with her husband Cody Whelchel. They have been in business for twenty five years and have emerged as Fort Worth’s most recognized and respected garden design and installation experts. They along with their highly skilled teams strive to install and maintain the most beautiful gardens in Town!
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Here are some pictures of our clients lawns who have received Yard of the Month from their local garden clubs.
We are so happy to see our customers awarded for their beautiful gardens!
Call today if you would like a Cody Landscape Garden!
Landscape: Call now for complimentary landscape consultation at our office! We will evaluate your site and take images before you arrive. Experience our award winning design and installation services for fall installation.
Maintenance: we are now overseeding with cool season grass. If you are presently on the program you can expect to have your lawn mowed very low so that the seed will germinate once applied. Get ready for EYEPOPPING GREEN GRASS all winter long!
Irrigation: Complimentary soil probe analysis for any maintenance client. We want your grass to be the healthiest on the block! (oh and save water too) For those on the irrigation program we will be setting the clocks for less time to accommodate the cooler temperatures.
This lovely ranch style home has been completely restored inside and out. The client recently bought it because he loved it when he was a child. I already had a beautiful wooded lot with hundreds of trees and a creek to work with. I chose to remodel the pool with Pennsylvania blue-stone in random rectangles and the decking to have a floating look with dwarf mondo borders. The landscape plants utilized are all very soft and look like they have been there for years. This was such a peaceful environment to work with!! ~SW
The hottest trend in home gardening the past few years has to be container gardening. What better way to meet the requirements of today’s demands on time, space, long bloom and spectacular color with ease of care, than with pots filled with an assortment of great plants.
Some tips for container plantings:
- Plant containers in groups and vary the size and height of pots.
- Change plantings on a seasonal basis for variety and added punch.
- Mix annuals with perennials, tropicals and woodies for added interest.
- Don’t be afraid to try new and bold combinations of colors and textures.
- Big, tall and bold can be good when it comes to container plantings.
Here are some examples of our work.
This is an inaugural post to welcome everyone to our new blog. For now, we just want to say that we are very excited about getting to know everyone in our community better as we learn more about blogging and how social media works.
And we look forward to sharing what we have learned as landscape professionals over the last 25 years. Our plan is to break down our experience and the wisdom that comes from it, so that you can better enjoy and protect your investment in your landscape and outdoor environment.
Cody and Shelly
- Keep gutters cleaned out monthly to prevent build up
- Watch for Fungus on St. Augustine turf
- Adjust irrigation system to accommodate cooler temperatures
- Install a rain sensor on irrigation system to save water when raining and to help prevent fungus
- Become a fan of Cody Landscape on face book!!
Inject fall color into your landscape with oak leaf hydrangea.
Winter bark is extremely interesting and in summer it flowers in clusters. The floral display is long lasting too.
We are recommending that you turn off your sprinkler system for 2 weeks to give the turf a chance to dry out. Those yellow circles that you are seeing are turf fungus from too much rain. We will treat the fungus but the best thing you can do is let the turf dry out.
You will notice holes and plugs in your yard this month. These are cores made by our aeration machine and you will see a big difference in your turf health.
For those clients whose yards were overseeded with winter seed, you will see your yard mowed really low in order for the grass seed to reach the soil; look for the grass to germinate in two weeks.
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Thank you for all of the great surveys that you guys have returned to us this month. We look forward to receiving them each day!
Cody & Shelly