Landscape Tag

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...

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 This revamp started out with the removal of a worn out wooden deck with an outdated spa and where once all the old...

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...

  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...

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...

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...

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,...

WDG Design Studio offers, 2D, 3D and 3D movie designs that will take your breath away. A good design is a fabulous way to remove the guesswork of getting inside your clients head to uncover what they really desire. This album includes some of our recent...