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If you follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or happen to know our Vice President, Brian Ruibal, you know we are supporters of the local charity Stepping Stones Foundation.   They are a non-profit organization that focuses on “at-risk” and homeless children in the community, getting them help and encouraging each child to take steps toward a better future.  Over the past couple of weeks they were helping a particular family in need and it was a beautiful thing to see how volunteers and businesses sprung into action to make them a home.  A group of 5 sweet children weren’t being cared for properly and were living out of a storage unit.  When the kids were removed from that environment they went under the care of an aunt who didn’t have the space large enough for them all.  There was a distant relative who had a home they could pass on, but it hadn’t been looked after for quite some time and wasn’t in a livable condition.  It was at that time they put out the bat signal asking or anyone who could donate time, labor, materials, furniture, you name it.  They needed enough donations to renovate the home, and equally important, the volunteers to do the renovations.  We saw the community step up in a HUGE way.  We at Landscape Systems did what we know best and that’s landscaping.  We had our crews clearing out the brush, leaves, dead plant life and brought in some new bushes and flowers to spruce up the outside.  We had so many wonderful volunteers helping us along the way and were so grateful to everyone who supported our efforts.  When we finished the outside we moved inside with the rest of the volunteers!

 

So many other local businesses stepped in to offer their services inside the home, from heating and cooling, and electrical work to new floors, sheet rock, dry wall, fence repair, painting, custom furniture, sinks, toilets, fixtures, lights, decor, meals for the family and so much more!  The list goes on, including support from Keller Lion’s Club, The Keller Chamber, BNSF, Young Men Service League, Young Life Keller, Colleyville NTA Taekwondo, Garabedian Properties, The Floor Store Keller, Berkey’s Southlake, Horizon Forest, All About Paint and More, BNSF, Lowe’s Southlake and Keller, Sherwin Williams Roanoke and Keller, Proscapes, Cooper Overhead Door Service, Pioneer Animal Hospital, American Transmission, Ace Store and Repair, Ironwood Fencing, Office Equity Solutions, Sweet Memories Cakes and Catering, Marco’s Pizza, DeVivo Brothers, and Jersey Mike’s Keller!

It was truly an amazing transformation!!!  The unveiling to the family was so wonderful, you can see in their sweet faces how truly special this moment was.

 

 

Sometimes you get so used to looking at the same thing each day, it doesn’t occur to you that you could potentially make it even better!  This client had a lovely, huge backyard and pool area, but was losing space and visual of it all with the way their landscaping was designed.  They had a small dining set in the middle of their walkway impeding foot traffic, and bushes that were overgrown and not really providing much in the design department.  With the height and width of the bushes you couldn’t see the large grass run behind it.

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Their covered outdoor dining area was also being flanked by two beds that were filled with towering overgrown bushes, blocking the view of the pool and yard from inside of it.  Our goal was to give them a simple redesign that would allow them to open up their walk way, regain their sight lines of the yard and spruce up the plant life to create a more serene and happy landscape.

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We started by tearing out all of the existing bushes, shrubbery and tree to the right.  Then we laid a small flagstone area  inside the garden bed area for their cafe style table and chairs.  This way the dining space would sit inside the landscaping, clearing up the walkway and providing a charming focal point.  We used their existing garden decor and fountain and added some Lemon Joy Sedum, Foxtail Ferns, Twist of Lime Abelia, and Ever Red Lorepetulum.  In the next few weeks when the Spring perennials are ready for planting we can update with even more.

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Then over by the covered dining patio, we replaced the existing shrubs with the same coordinating plants.  We brought in a couple of potters to bring in a design element and allow for a little height and layering.  Now you can see in and out of the dining area, watching the grand kids, friends and family enjoy the joys of outdoor time!  A simple fix that really cleans up the space and allows for more togetherness.

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Landscape Systems services all surrounding areas and include but aren’t limited to landscaping services in Southlake, Colleyville, Keller, Westlake, North Richland Hills, Roanoke, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Grapevine and more.

One of the many services we offer at Landscape Systems is our plant and flower rental.  We’ve done some great projects in the past, from turning a golf course into a fall pumpkin wonderland to upscale weddings and events.  We had so much fun with our recent project, transforming Grapevine Faith Christian school into a swampy Shrek themed fairyland for their musical rendition of Shrek.  From the moment you enter the school’s lobby you entered their land of “far far away” and the journey continued everywhere patrons would visit, down to the hallways and bathrooms.  We provided a variety of plants, trees and bushes in varying heights and sizes as well as some of our wooden outdoor furniture and garden decor.  It was such a fun project and we loved seeing so many happy students and staff!

   

Our plant rental services include plant delivery, set up and plant pick up.  Any damaged plant or product is purchased for full value.

Live edge wood furniture and custom home design pieces have been around since the 1940’s, but in the past few years have become a growing interior design trend.  You can see the pieces displayed everywhere from Traditional Home and home design publications to a recent episode of Fixer Upper on HGTV.  It’s a gorgeous and unique way to create custom furniture and one of a kind home installations.  From shelving, to countertops, furniture, mirrors, wall hangings, light fixtures, the possibilities goes on and on.

We pride ourselves in having a huge selection of live edge wood slabs as well as some awesome live edge furniture in our 13,000 square foot home decor shop in Keller.  Whether you need the pre cut lumber, or need someone to take the lumbar and turn it into your live edge vision we’ve got you covered!  We have tons of shapes, sizes, cuts and colors, and even if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, we can get it.

We love seeing how people use live edge wood in their homes and even have a wonderful Pinterest board we are always adding to of creative ways people have incorporated the trend into their spaces.

Here’s a small sampling of the live edge lumbar we have in our store.  Come by and see us at Landscape Systems of Texas, 1823 Keller Parkway in Keller, Texas.  We are just where Southlake and Keller meet and Southlake Blvd. turns into Keller Parkway.

Here are some of the wonderful live edge wood inspirations we have found from Pinterest, you can follow this link to see them on Pinterest.

Meet Kobe, our nursery’s team mascot slash #1 employee.  He greets everyone with a smile (and a tail wag), will help you make your selections, won’t judge if you over spend, and when you’re all ready to go, even help carry things to your car.  It’s pretty easy  to see why he’s everyones favorite employee.  Enjoy this video of Kobe carrying the plant paper out to a customer’s car to keep it clean.

Meet Kobe – Our employee of the Month

If you've ever been in the nursery, chances are you've met Kobe. He's our resident helper & mascot and will even help you out to your car. Stop by and say hello, you'll make this old boy's day! Brian Ruibal

Posted by Landscape Systems Garden Center on Friday, January 5, 2018

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