Garden Tag

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...

There is a new awareness that good design is good design wherever we find it. This presents new opportunities and challenges to the thinking landscaper. More and more clients are becoming aware of new and more detailed design ideas having to do with “staging” their...

When we talk about reinventing paradise, many people assume a large space is required to create quality landscaping. This could not be further from the truth. While it is true that some elements are best left for larger lots, a lot of our favorite designs...

Nothing is more primal than the look and feel of moving water. Water soothes the soul and centers us back to the important things in life. Here at Ward Design Group, we pride ourselves in the over 2000 water features we've installed over the years....

Time for another installation of Jerry's favorite plants for Oklahoma landscapes! Today's special variety is the Smoke Tree or Cotinus coggygri. The Smoke Tree so called for its small pink “tufts” exhibited in the Spring. These tuft blossoms “puff” in the warmth of early Summer,...

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...

Stay-cations, Private Home Resorts, and Luxury Landscaping are all ideas that are coming of age as more and more homeowners move toward investing in their home properties, overspending on premium resort travel and other types of relaxation. Especially in today's economy, investing in improvements that allow...

At Ward Design Group we have a passion for Contemporary and Modern Landscapes and Modern Architecture. These contemporary designs are the brainchild of founder Jerry Ward. Modern landscape design (also called contemporary landscape design) is about straight lines, in-organic shapes, geometry, bold features, stark graphic elements,...

Spring! Time for weeds to make their annual return to battle against your flowers and ground covers. If you are doing your own beds this year, here are a few tips to make the arduous task less so. If you find it is still too...