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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...

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...

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 This revamp started out with the removal of a worn out wooden deck with an outdated spa and where once all the old...

  While many landscapers concern themselves only with shedding water from the landscape efficiently to prevent flooding, more creative designers use a variety of water feature styles to create a more naturalistic environment. By selecting the right water feature for your space, and using best practices...

When it comes to fencing, most people stick with the norm by having panel pine or birch fencing installed on there properties. Even though they provide a great deal of privacy, there is not much to be said about imagination. In Oklahoma we are famous for...

Mirror, mirror on the wall, when it comes to creative outdoor spaces in Oklahoma City, whose the greatest of them all? No, but seriously, we are going to talk about using mirrors today in your outdoor designs. Other than confirming just exactly how good looking...