Landscaping

Meet Madison Gardner, HP-Native and Owner of Lawns of Dallas

By Shelby Skrhak / April 22, 2020 / 1 Comment

Leaving the corporate world behind to become an entrepreneur doesn’t seem like a huge leap. But Madison Gardner, a third-generation Park Cities denizen, left a career in management consulting and private equity to purchase a Dallas landscaping company that was founded long before he was even born. Now the Highland Park High School class of […]

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What Happens When Trees Go But Houses Stay?

By Jon Anderson / March 18, 2020 / 2 Comments

Disasters result in many lessons being learned. Hopefully, the value of mature landscaping and trees is not lost. It certainly wasn’t on Jon Anderson.

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FORE! Putter Around The Green With This Richardson Ranch

By Nikki Barringer / September 10, 2019 / 1 Comment

In the heart of Richardson, just across Belt Line from Cottonwood Park, there’s a cute little neighborhood filled with ranch-style houses built in the 1950s. Many are well maintained. Most are no frills. Some are nicer than others. And one has a putting green.

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Celina Garden Tour Offers Rare Glimpse of Awesome Blossoms

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / June 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lisa Ferguson Special Contributor The 2019 Celina Garden Tour, an exclusive showcase of eight private home gardens and area wineries, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8. This popular biennial event, hosted by the Celina Garden Club, drew hundreds of attendees from throughout North Texas in 2017. The self-guided tour […]

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Upgrade Your Lonely Grill To An Outdoor Kitchen

By Candy's Dirt / May 26, 2019 / 0 Comments
Outdoor kitchen

Editor’s Note: During the three-day Memorial Day weekend, we’re looking back at some of our great stories about outdoor living in North Texas. Enjoy this great piece by personal chef and freelance writer Rachael Abrams as you contemplate upgrading that lonely grill to an outdoor kitchen. By Rachael Abrams When it comes to outside dining, there’s […]

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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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