Here you will find photos of the many different plant materials that we use in residential landscape design. Different types of plants provide various textures and colors – and also bloom during different times of the year. Red Valley professionals are trained in selecting, planting, growing and maintenance of plants that we install in our clients’ yards.
From shady borders to the dry areas found beside hedges or fences, the location for plants must be chosen carefully. Our professionals can also help you choose “special effects” plants for seasonal interest, color, scent, height, shape and texture. We also offer “problem-solving -plants” recommendations for problem areas such as banks, slopes or areas prone to waterlogging. We can advise you on tried-and-tested plant suggestions for every aspect, soil type, and purpose in the garden.
Annuals and perennials are a fun and easy way to add color and splendor to your landscape. From spring to fall, annuals and perennials provide an infinite variety of flowers and forms in an ever-changing parade throughout the growing season. Some evergreen perennials even provide interest in the coldest months, and you can bring certain annuals and bulbs indoors in containers for winter bloom. Annuals and perennials for your garden are likely chosen on the basis of the color and fragrance of their flowers, but even when they aren’t in bloom, their leaves provide quite an attractive addition to any garden. Red Valley’s knowledgeable team will help you identify and select the plants that are best suited for your garden.
Landscape gardens are never static. They are dynamic and continue to change with age. Our professionals will fine tune your landscaping by rotating plants in and out when needed.
Landscape design is one of the most valuable considerations we can give to our clients to achieve their landscaping goals. We believe a garden has at least two lives – the first when it is installed, the second when the trees mature and shade the ground. When the trees are young, the majority of the shrubs, groundcovers and grasses must be those that thrive in the full sun. Later as the trees grow and mature, the situation changes. Shade becomes the order of the day and the low plants and understory trees must be shade tolerant.
Statistics show that landscaping is the only home improvement that can return up to 200% of the original investment. Red Valley is here to protect that high return on investment.Trees are the most important single element of that investment. Trees invite us, shade us, create backgrounds and niches, house wildlife, inspire and humble us. Choosing the right tree for the right spot is not just an aesthetic decision, but an important investment decision as well. The critical consideration in selecting a particular tree for a particular location is how the tree will like that particular spot.
Red Valley offers two categories of trees: shade and ornamental. Shade trees are large structural trees such as Bald Cypress, Chinese Pistache, Allee Elm, Red Oak, and of course, Oklahoma’s Red Bud. Of all the plants, shade trees provide the greatest long-term value, so their use should be carefully considered.
Ornamental trees are those used for aesthetics, to create focal points, and typically grow to be around 8’ to 30’ tall. Trees such as crabapple, Hawthorn, and Crape Myrtle are used primarily for their spring or summer flower color. Others, such as Yaupon or Wax Myrtle, are used for their evergreen color or berries. Some, such as Japanese Maple, are used for their distinctive foliage color and interesting branching characteristics.
Grasses should be selected based on the activity level and amount of sun exposure. For example, Bermudagrass should be planted in large sunny areas that have active use whereas Fescue would be better for shady, less used areas.
Creating a unique and perfect garden for your home through landscape design and planting is always our goal. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.