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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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Nosey Neighbors? No Problem with Ingenious Landscape Design


Nothing spoils the peaceful feeling of your home like a lack of privacy. Even if your neighbors keep to themselves, having a 2 or 3-story home with a view directly into your backyard minimizes your seclusion. Fences can only do so much, so how do you address this problem and still maintain the beauty of your home?

This was a previous challenge faced by Marc Funderburk, president of LandPatterns, LLC, and his team of professional landscape designers.

“We were contacted by a custom builder who needed a professional design that encompassed a pool,” said Marc. “Then we were introduced to the client, who had other goals we needed to consider.” Read Post

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

It’s Worth the Spousal Debate: Landscape Design and Maintenance


In 2004, LandPatterns designed the landscaping for Valerie Campbell. She was ecstatic with the results (which you can see in the image featured).

Valerie continued to use LandPatterns as her landscape maintenance company through many life changes and events, including a divorce and new marriage. Her husband felt that perhaps the maintenance was too pricey so they decided to switch. Here’s what happened:

“It was terrible. We went through four different companies none of whom could maintain our lawn, much less keep up with our landscaping needs,” said Valerie. “The yard had brown spots, the plants were dying. My husband said ‘you were right. They are worth the money!’”

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