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McFalls Project

Here is my latest project. The Client and I went for a New Orleans theme for this small space. The fountain really sets the tone for this garden.

What a difference a new driveway makes.



This is a project we finished last week & it only took us 2 full days. What a difference it makes.

This is a 4 step process:

  1. Grade the area first. The area must be graded in a sloped way so that the water runs off naturally.
  2. Place and install a natural stone border. (Ledgestone in this case)
  3. Adding a Limestone Flexbase then compacting the Flexbase down so it creates a hard but level surface. By adding the appropriate amount of water the Flexbase will mold and grade properly.
  4. Finally add your chosen gravel. Here we used Blackstar Gravel to compliment the stone.

This is a simple way to improve your property while adding value. That sounds like a good investment to me!

All my best – portia

For more information or if you have any landscape needs – please call me! 713-426-0649

It all starts with your soil!!!

Now is the time to get your soil conditioned for Spring!

Compost! Compost! Compost! (available at most nursery outlets)

The key here is to increase the amount of soil bio-activity that you have. By adding at least 1-2″ of good clean compost twice a year (once in the Spring and once in the Fall) you will increase the amount of trace elements which generate and feed soil building living microbes. This is a great way to condition Houston’s notorious clay soil.

If you have compaction (when your soil seems to be rock hard) issues, usually caused by overly chemically fertilized lawns. Basically killing the living microbes within your soil.

Try adding 1/2″ to 1″ of compost in addition to a generous sprinkling of gypsum. The Gypsum speeds up the process of breaking down the hard clay, improving the soil structure and allowing more absorption of moisture and vital nutrients.

We dig dirt!

all my best, Portia

If you have any questions call me at 713.426.0649 or e-mail at portia@leyendeckerlandscape.com

Welcome to 2009!!!!!


Welcome to 2009!!!!

WOW!!!
After Christmas and New Years came my Birthday and I had a wonderful time.
This year was spent in a low key manner. The early part of the day I enjoyed spending time at home with my animals, reading and watching movies.
Later about 4:00 Deb and I went to the Sushi Bar “Zake” on Shepherd.
It was amazing!

I think it is going to be a great year.

Cyclamen & Pine Needles


Cyclamen & Pine Needles from reality on Vimeo.




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