This is the before picture…can’t wait to show the after!
Revisiting a project we completed seven years ago. A friend of mine sent me these pictures and I just had to share them with you!
Honor Award: 2008 design award American Institute of Architects Fort Worth
Norman Ward Architect
CODY LANDSCAPE ~ Hardscape/Landscape Design, Installation and Maintenance
Chuck Smith ~ Architect/Photographer
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!
There are few things that bring more pleasure than the return of perennials each year. Perennials, as opposed to annuals, bloom year after year. Most perennials disappear during the winter and grow up again in the spring. There are, in fact, so many varieties of perennials that you are sure to find the perfect design selections for your garden.
Perennials do take some patience initially as it will take a year or two before they are established and blooming in your garden. The reward of watching your lovely perennials bloom year after year is well worth the wait.
When designing your garden, there are several things to consider, such as blooming season, spacing, textures, layering by height, sunlight requirements and complimentary colors. Most perennials come in a variety of vivid colors making it easy to create a beautiful tapestry.
Among the most interesting and useful perennial plants are some of our Texas natives. Salvia, Gaillardia, Coreopsis and Penstemon are notable examples.
If you are looking to enhance the vibrancy of your garden give us a call today to learn more about perennials and where you can enjoy them most in your landscape plan!
Outdoor entertainment areas are the new trend and are in high demand throughout the summer!
Relaxing and entertaining shouldn’t be limited to inside the house. People are rediscovering the charm of outdoor living areas.
Define your outdoor space with a patio. Add all-weather furnishings and one-of-a-kind décor accents.
This expansion of living space can be used daily whether it be for entertaining around the new barbecue grill or spending a quiet evening by the side of your new fireplace.
The ambiance of an entertainment area can make you forget that you are just minutes away from the busy life of the metroplex. Building your own paradise allows you to enjoy the change of the season, by igniting all of your senses.
We are the one landscape company that can help make your yard just as inviting and comfortable as any room inside.
Contact us today and we will be happy to provide you with a design and proposal for the addition of your new outdoor entertainment area!
Gardens are designed every day that look great on paper and when first planted but look pretty awful two years later.
It has been said that poorly designed gardens can be successful if maintained well. Conversely, well designed gardens which are poorly maintained are usually failures. The design of any garden, large or small, must include maintenance considerations in the early planning stages.
Unlike a building or structure which looks its best the day it is finished, gardens should look good when finished but improve each year. Landscaping, as opposed to architecture, is never static. Gardens are complex living organisms which not only change seasonally, but also grow and mature through time. The resulting change from the time of installation to later years is quite significant.
Here is another example of a fabulous landscape makeover.
Before, this backyard was just grass with no structure. This isn’t an exciting setting for entertaining around the pool.
We decided to liven it up with some ornamental wax myrtles and splashes of reds and some great looking roses.
This gives the pool a native and relaxing atmosphere.
If you are interested in a new look for your area, give us a call and get started today.
The importance of an excellent custom landscape maintenance program cannot be over-emphasized. Ongoing, professional maintenance is essential to encourage and preserve the timeless beauty of a garden. With a proper maintenance program a garden will flourish year after year.
Attractively designed, healthy, and well-maintained lawns, gardens, and grounds create a positive first impression, establish a peaceful mood, and increase property value. Maintaining your lawn and landscape is essential to the health and growth of your landscape investment.
We are available to meet with the client or a representative of the landscape site to ensure that the landscape maintenance concept, scheduling and coordination procedures are supportive for the site.