We unwittingly started in the "Green Industry" as a youngster mowing yards in the 70's for extra money to buy hot wheels and such. Mowing yards after school sometimes to have free weekends for football, the zoo etc. began the education in the "green industry" and landscape/turf management. Another added advantage was running around the woods of East Texas as a youngster and watching the forest life and how it breathed and healed itself over time without any help from mans chemicals. In college, to make extra money, mowing was taken up again which led to minor landscaping and other odd jobs. After college the outdoors was calling again and I obtained an irrigation license from the state of Texas in 1996. Officially starting the business with the intention of only doing irrigation, the right way. But very quickly landscape design, build, maintain started. (It started because as a sub for larger established landscape companies and having my name attached to the job by default as the licensed irrigator on site, it became evident quickly that they were taking short cuts - WE DO NOT.) While irrigation is a bit of an art form because it has to be done right or the problems get compounded and very few actually know &/or do it right. Designing to each unique landscape and its micro-climates takes horticultural knowledge. Listening and asking "the experts" advice over the years to create, fix, repair issues in the landscape; I quickly learned that many of their solutions/ideas were not working for various reasons. In 2004 after working for nearly a year on a struggling lawn, I sent soil samples to Texas A&M. The soil report came back and it basically stated that below the grass was barren and lifeless. It was at that time that I remembered Mother Nature and went Organic, thanks to John and his staff at Natures Way Resources. Since then through trial, error, education and meeting some other very smart individuals; I've seen the true power of organics and how to put them to use. With proper techniques and materials, everyone can have a healthy, green, disease resistant landscape year round that actually needs less water. Dream Away Outdoor Designs is one of a very few Organic Landscape companies in the green industry that has the knowledge, experience and ability to create a sustainable living landscape that breaths beauty and heals itself. We do not, nor will not take short cuts to get or finish a project. This truly sets us apart. Our standards are high and take time, but our finished projects are a true work of art embraced by Mother Nature and our happy clients. Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder but true health is dictated by Mother Nature. Work with her and she will actually take care of the rest. Give her what she needs and a healthy sustainable landscape she'll give you in return and a happy client. Dream Away Outdoor Designs can create your personal custom landscape that fits you and your environment. When Quality Truly Matters.
Trees, flowers, insects, sunsets, soils etc. are all so important to work with and to take into account. Having them all in your landscape is good, necessary and a sign of a healthy ecosystem. Knowing what can harm these important parts during the construction of a landscape design is paramount! Trees that are damaged during a landscape build may not show any problems for several years. Seeing no earthworms in your soil is a bad sign. We can fix that.
Ask yourself, does your current landscape company have knowledge of; soil, water, drainage, sunlight, insects, plants, hardscapes? Do they know how they interconnect to create a sustainable healthy living landscape? Dream Away Outdoor Designs does. A lifetime of outdoor experience goes along way in designing and building that perfect backyard vacation spot. Invest in your greatest asset, your health, your family and a healthy organic landscape.