Reinventing Paradise – Blog

Artificial Lawns are Coming of Age in Oklahoma This is not your Grandfather’s “Astroturf®” Ward Design Group enjoys introducing our clients to new technologies that can enhance the enjoyment of their outdoor spaces.  Hence we are pleased with the increased popularity of artificial turf lawns. We know...

Landscape Design Build -also known as “design-construct” or “single responsibility”, is a system of contracting in which one entity manages the design, engineering, and construction under one contract. In our Landscape Design-Build System, the design and construction contractor are one in the same. There is no information loss because...

Ward Design Group and WDG Design Studio is the culmination of 3+ decades in and around the landscape industry for Mr. Jerry Ward. It all started when 36 cents would buy a gallon of gas and that one gallon could be translated into freshly cut...

  Twenty years ago, all you needed for a retaining wall was a chainsaw and a stack of railroad ties. While these retention systems were effective in maintaining proper drainage and controlling erosion, they deteriorated rapidly, and some leached harmful chemicals into the soil. Wooden retaining...

Over the last decade, we have witnessed the miniaturization of the home office workplace. A cramped outbuilding which once housed lawnmowers and pots can now comfortably be insulated from the cold, fitted with its own electricity, and with an internet connection link you to anywhere...

Tricks of the trade for seeding with fescue for a good stand of grass in Oklahoma. Although the majority of lawns in Oklahoma are planted with Bermuda grass, Tall Fescue varieties, such as; Adventure, Houndog, and others are considered by the Oklahoma State University Extension Service...

You've been walking out your back door to an area of your home that should bring relief from the stress of the day but when you do you are hit with an ominous question, what should I do with my backyard. For some of you,...

With the advent of the heavy rains we've been having in Oklahoma, new plants may be showing signs of stress. Things to look for are yellowing of leaves and/or brownish spots, wilted leaves and quite possibly defoliation. Also, if the leaves are turning black or...

We know some of you have seen this one already, but we wanted to share it with our blog audience as well. This revamp started out with the removal of a worn out wooden deck with an outdated spa and where once all the old...

When it comes to entertaining outdoors at this time of year, you can't beat fire, but, should that flame be in an open pit, or enclosed in a traditional fireplace? There is no right or wrong answer, but there are some guidelines we can suggest...