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  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...

A deck, is a deck, is a deck, is a deck, or is it? At WDG, we specialize in building the best landscape installations and yard features available, and we beg to disagree. We often run into customers who do not see the value in...

Now that we are going outside and enjoying our outdoor spaces again, there are several cleanup and maintenance tasks that are often done at this time of year, and traditional wisdom, as is often the case, may lead you astray, so we thought we would...

If you were blind to all but one color of the rainbow and were asked to describe that rainbow to an artist, how accurate do you think that artist's rendering might appear to someone with normal site? This is one of the challenges faced by...

Using Light Sunlight is an essential part of any living landscape, but what about its aesthetic contributions? In ancient times, gardens were designed and constructed to make the best use of natural light. Elements would be arranged to reflect or be backlit by the sun at...

If you go to visit our new friend Nancy, you will probably be greeted first by Jessie, her fourteen-year-old Yorkie. Jessie is mostly blind and deaf, but her tongue has lost none of its youthful enthusiasm, and you are sure to be quick friends.   When Nancy...

Inspired by a yahoo article found here: http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advisor/what-a-9-year-old-can-teach-you-about-selling.html about what kids can teach us about selling, we0 have put aside our planned blog post for the week and have decided instead to answer these three simple questions: 1. What do we do? 2. Why do people hire...

Why We are Not One Size Fits All Ward Design Group loves to work with all types of clients. We strive to provide the best service for everyone we work with, but we are not a fit for every client. We know this is disappointing, but...

Fire On Water   Over the past few weeks we have been sharing with you about the Oklahoma City Home and Garden Show, and having just finished it, we thought this was a great time to say thanks for your support. Starting up mid-Summer, Ward Design Group...

SO, where were you when Oklahoma City felt TWO earthquakes in a 24 hour period? Another historic day has come and gone and people will be talking about it for days, weeks, months in some circles. As you think about your landscape and the coming...