Tag Archives: Backyard landscaping

Landscape Design Can Heal and Celebrate Life


Landscape design provides more than a nice backdrop. It is often used to celebrate life, provide a healing sanctuary and even support wildlife. A great example is the White Garden at Kensington Palace, planted to commemorate one of its move beloved residents – Princess Diana.

As we approach the 20th anniversary of her death this August, the public can now remember her by exploring the beauty displayed in the 12,000 plus white flowers and foliage planted in the garden, which was specially constructed to reflect her life, her style and her image.

“It’s a lovely tribute and certainly a nice way to give those who adored Princess Diana a way to remember her beauty and sophistication,” said Marc Funderburk, president of LandPatterns, LLC. “We have been fortunate as a landscape design firm to participate in similar projects, allowing us to positively impact many lives.” Read Post

Living Fireworks Bring Sustainable Beauty


The heat of the summer can be a killer for all plants, particularly those that flower. Fortunately, there are magnificent blooming plants and plants with incredible color that provide beauty even during the hottest months in North Texas.

“The key is to understand how to utilize native plants which require less water, study the space to understand the sun / shade ratio, and work with the clients to achieve the look they desire,” said Marc Funderburk, founder and president of LandPatterns, LLC.

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Remarkable Celebrity Landscape Designs – What’s Your Style?


When it comes to style, we often look to the stars – Hollywood stars that is. In a recent article in People magazine, we got a glimpse into some of the most stunning backyard spaces around, which made us wonder what landscape star style do you have? Check out our list of favorites below and you decide!

Some Like It Hot!

Do you enjoy the feel of a warm, toasty fire on a cool evening? Perhaps with a group of friends, or just on your own, sipping on your favorite beverage. Then you and country singer Maren Morris enjoy a fire pit, which was her one must have.

The key to deciding on a specialized feature like a fire pit is to ensure it aligns with the style of the home as well as the personality of the client,” said Marc Funderburk, president of LandPatterns, LLC. “Whether it’s an open concept or an outdoor room, it’s important to consider the desired outcome to achieve the best result.”

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Be the Go-To Party Spot with a New Backyard Space


Is your home the go-to spot for summer gatherings? Or are you always packing your belongings and trekking to someone else’s amazing backyard space? Summertime is just around the corner, and everyone looks forward to vacations, school being out, and of course, that backyard BBQ. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the perfect backyard to entertain in and then easily clean up after so that you and your family are never inconvenienced? If this sounds good, then it’s time to consider building out your backyard oasis with professional landscape design.

“A home in DFW without a great backyard is like a house with no furniture,” said Marc Funderburk, president of LandPatterns, LLC. “It’s somehow incomplete.” Read Post

5 FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A LANDSCAPE DESIGN COMPANY


Whether you are looking to make your home reflect your unique taste, or it’s simply time to spruce up the place, anyone who has embarked upon a significant landscape project knows it’s worth the time and effort to partner with a professional landscape design architect. The trick is knowing how to choose. Reading websites is interesting, but may not yield the information you need to make the best selection.

The truth is that not all landscape design companies are the same. Some will provide you with a fantastic result, while others will simply give you the cookie-cutter theme they like. Choosing requires insight into the industry, and an understanding of what to ask when you are interviewing the landscape designer. Read Post

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