Landscaping

Pick Your Pool Design For Style and Safety, Says Harold Leidner

By Joanna England / July 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

[Editor’s Note: At the end of the day, pools are a selling point and an asset to some homes, but the choices and safety protocol instated are the responsibility of the homeowner.]  Ensuring that a pool is stylish comes easy for Harold Leidner, founder of his eponymous Harold Leidner Landscape Architects. But how do you […]

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Brush Up: Landscape Tips from Design Pro Tricia Quaid

By Nikki Barringer / June 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Tricia Quaid is an impeccable landscape designer with an architectural background. She knows hardscapes, landscapes, how to balance blues (pools) and greens (plants), and what to plant when you’re about to plant your house on the market. Quaid said it all starts with architecture. The style of your house will influence your design. Midcentury Modern, […]

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Jenny Harrison: Organic Garden Ideas for Your New Property

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / May 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Jenny Harrison Special Contributor Not looking forward to watering a lawn this spring and summer? Have you thought about replacing the grass with a vegetable garden? Growing your own fruits and vegetables in an organic garden has more benefits than we can list. Knowing that your food has no chemicals gives one peace of […]

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Local Landscape Legend Harold Leidner Hopes to Win HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Competition

By Joanna England / April 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

When it comes to festive landscape displays, there’s one landscape designer in Dallas that does it up better than anyone: Harold Leidner Landscape Architects. So when we heard that Leidner’s skillful arrangement was in the running for HGTV’s Ultimate Outdoor Awards in the “Curb Appeal” category, we were intrigued but not surprised. Though Leidner’s work […]

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Artificial Turf War: Harold Leider Lists Reasons Why More People Should Go Green

By Joanna England / March 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

We’re big fans of artificial turf here at CandysDirt.com, as it’s a water-wise way to have a lawn without all of the seasonal maintenance of turfgrass. However, some homeowners associations have outlawed artificial turf despite its many benefits. One reader writes: I am an interior designer who worked on a residential project for about three […]

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The New Green: From Energy-Efficient to Self-Sufficient Homes

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / March 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Deb R. Brimer Contributing Writer Jimmy Tanghongs – president and CEO of The New Modern Home in Plano – is reinventing green homebuilding. Instead of following the industry flow and building traditional energy-efficient houses, he’s forging his own path by developing the nation’s first neighborhood of self-sufficient homes.

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Industry Pioneer Beth Johnson Continues the Green Fight

By Joshua Baethge / March 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

Beth Johnson has been championing environmental causes for decades. The Keller Williams agent was the first Realtor in the nation to achieve the green “Quadruple Crown.” She’s been certified by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), EcoBroker, NAR Green, and Certified Green Professionals. In layman’s terms, that means she’s been trained and certified by […]

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Merion at Midtown Park Green Home Near SoPac Large on Amenities

By Bethany Erickson / March 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

It’s a theme week here at CandysDirt — and this week, we’re looking at “green” homes in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day. You might see a home that has environmentally-friendly features, or you might see, you know, an actual green house. But today, we’re going to show you this gorgeous new construction in the Merion […]

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When Should You Start Planning Your Landscape Projects? Harold Leidner Answers

By Joanna England / January 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

Texans love to spend time outdoors, especially in their gardens and backyards. But what if you want to make your landscape even more attractive for spring and summer entertaining, or even those late fall nights that get dark early? When do you start planning your new pool, spring plantings, or landscape lighting projects? In our […]

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Get Your Landscape Ready For Winter With These Tips From Harold Leidner

By Joanna England / November 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

With freezing weather in the forecast, there’s plenty to consider when it comes to preserving the hard work you put into your landscape during the spring and summer. Luckily we have one of the best resources — Harold Leidner, founder of Harold Leidner Landscape Architects. What plants need special winter care? How should you winterize […]

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