Xeriscaping

On MidlandDirt.com: Ultra-Modern is a Steal After Price Reductions

By Bethany Erickson / July 27, 2017 / 1 Comment

We’ve been playing a rousing game of “Is This an Ultra-Modern House or a Correctional Facility” over here today, if you’d like to join in. But spoiler alert, it is indeed a home — an ultra-modern that could use a landscaping budget. We have all the details (including a link to landscaping suggestions) over on […]

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Thursday Three Hundred: Stephan Sardone Selling Stunning L-Streets Reno

By Leah Shafer / May 28, 2015 / 1 Comment

Parting is such sweet sorrow. At least it is for us at CandysDirt when one of our favorite homebuilders puts his sensational reno on the market. Stephan Sardone, owner of Sardone Construction, took the L-Streets house at 10229 Linkwood Dr. in Lake Highlands to the studs and reimagined the space entirely. What emerged is extraordinary—we’ve written about […]

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MidlandDirt: Choose Your Plants, Trees Wisely for West Texas Landscaping

By Leah Shafer / April 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

The semi-arid climate in Midland and Odessa mean the sun burns bright and water is scarce. So how’s a homeowner to keep their West Texas landscaping from looking like a dry wasteland? By making smart choices about the plants and trees they put there. Those that are well acclimated to places like Ector and Midland counties can […]

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Great Western Featured Realtor: Pam Daniel Can Help Anyone Go Green

By Joanna England / March 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

With all of the hubbub going on in Travis and Hays County in Central Texas, our state is finally learning the true worth of water. Now that we’ve had day after day after day of rain, and our lakes are rising once again, we have to remember that conservation is key when it comes to […]

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Claremont Reno Drops $2,500 Today, Won’t Be on Market Long

By Leah Shafer / November 18, 2014 / 0 Comments

After not mentioning the Claremont neighborhood for a while, we’re suddenly seeing gem after gem go on the market there. It’s one of my favorite residential areas in East Dallas, with Midcentury personality, mature trees, and memorable style. The 1962 ranch-style house at 8526 Sweetwood Drive just came on the market Oct. 31 after an […]

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Under New Law, HOAs Can't Keep Residents From Installing Xeriscaping

By Joanna England / July 25, 2013 / 6 Comments

Good news for homeowners fed up with maintaining lawns and the high water bills that come with it. If you live in an HOA and couldn’t install a water-friendly landscape because of restrictive covenants, now you can. According to a new law passed by the Texas Legislature, HOAs can no longer forbid homeowners from installing […]

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