After retiring from the NFL, Curtis Lofton and his family returned to Oklahoma to live. When it came time to hire a trusted landscaping company, Curtis turned to family, friends, and the internet for recommendations and reviews. We were referred to him by several people, so he enlisted our help to put the finishing touches of his dream home.
Curtis and his wife had particular things they wanted for their landscape design but were unsure how to describe them in detail. After our initial meeting, we knew it was essential to put together a landscape design to use as a game plan to ensure all their needs and wants were met.
The project included landscaping around the pool and outdoor living space. Also, landscaping was designed and installed in the front yard and around the outside of the home. Curtis tells us the best part is the landscape lighting because it really sets all of the outdoor amenities off at night and sets the mood. The backyard is truly a paradise!
The biggest compliment from this project was earning the trust of the Lofton family. While trust is earned by putting in the work, the entire team here at Nelson Landscaping earned their trust through work ethic, professionalism, and timing of completing the project.
We love going above and beyond for our clients so they can see their dreams come true and helping make their backyard or front yard into their own paradise!
The Falls is a neighborhood community developed by McCaleb Homes located on the corner of NE 150th Street and N Post Road in Edmond. The location of The Falls was chosen for its rolling terrain and wooded forest on the east side of Arcadia Lake. This project was part of the 2018 Street of Dreams where multiple million-dollar homes within the community were showcased.
With any neighborhood entrance, first impressions are everything! Keeping this in mind, Nelson Landscaping wanted to enhance all of The Falls’ features in an inviting and unique way. A custom-built triple-tiered waterfall greets you at the main entrance. The community’s second entrance includes a custom water feature made of metal that pours a sheet of rain in front of the sign. The centerpiece of the community is a 5-acre lake that features a custom, lighted fountain. The roundabouts and common areas include landscaping, lighting, and smart sprinkler systems which can be monitored from your cell phone. The main objective with the landscape lighting and smart sprinkler system was to create a safe and beautiful environment for all homeowners.
Nelson Landscaping has also done many home landscapes within The Falls, including four 2018 Street of Dreams homes. We love having the opportunity to continue our work on more projects within this amazing community.
This peaceful backyard project centered around a new custom-built inground pool and hot tub. Nelson Landscaping started this pool project by building a flagstone patio and adjoining walkways. The walkways are enhanced by mortared-stone edging and decorative boulders. The pool and hot tub include three cascading waterfalls adding to the peaceful serenity. The hot tub’s paver siding makes it beautiful and unique.
A lush backdrop of custom landscaping adds to the beauty and privacy of the property, which was important for this client. They wanted to create an exclusive backyard experience the whole family could enjoy. Nelle Stevens Hollies, Blue Atlas Cedars, Taylor Junipers and Globosas make up the landscaping which surrounds the inground pool adding abundant depth and texture.
A smart sprinkler irrigation system was installed in both the front yard and backyard. Nelson Landscaping also installed drainage systems to correct drainage problems the client had previously experienced.
Our challenge was to give this landscape a complete makeover that would be low maintenance and provide lots of color.
To accomplish this, we carefully selected plants that need minimal trimming and perennials that flower at different times of the year. We incorporated boulders (which never die) and several pockets of flower throughout the design so that our team can change out the colors every spring and fall.
Adding to the plantings, we installed high-quality landscape lighting so the homeowners could enjoy their investment 24/7.
The backyard features a dry creek river bed to help with drainage. It’s a beautiful and functional addition to the landscape. Hostas, Liriope, and Hydrangea complete the look.
Town Square is a historically inspired community developed by McCaleb Homes. This community is located on Danforth between Sooner and Coltrane in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Landscaping was used to enhance the communities’ winding roads, beautiful lake, walking trails, and wooded homesites while adding a sense of security with landscaping lighting. This project included landscaping at all of the community’s entrances, at the community clubhouse, around the lake, and throughout all the common areas. Our team installed the front fountain and color-changing lighting to the lake.
More than 100 homes have been built since 2014 in Town Square. Since the start of the development, we have had the privilege of working on landscaping projects for over 95% of the houses within the Town Square community. While it was important to make landscaping unified throughout the community, we also wanted to make each home’s landscaping unique to the individual homeowners. In addition to the landscaping design and installation, we have also done all of the community’s retaining walls, yard grading, and irrigation.
We are currently working on the 5th Phase of this popular neighborhood community.
This backyard is used as an entertainment destination for clients, friends, and family so the space needed to be enjoyable yet functional. Nelson Landscaping dressed up the perimeter of the backyard with landscaping, stone edging, and boulder hardscaping. The mix of trees, shrubs, and flowers gives the backyard character and adds depth.
A special part of this backyard is a flagstone stepping stone pathway leading to a paver pad with Grandma’s heirloom table and chairs. This project also included landscape lighting so the clients can enjoy their quant paradise day and night.
It’s a delight adding sentimental pieces to new landscaping designs.
That’s what started us on the path to building a complete outdoor oasis for this homeowner.
She had a unique challenge. One that no other contractor had accepted. But when we met with her, we just saw the opportunity and the desire she had to really transform her backyard into an outdoor escape. We knew we were the right team to help her. She wanted a large patio, to eliminate as much grass as possible, and wasn’t interested in having a pool.
We designed a large boulder retaining wall, firepit, water feature, pergola, stamped concrete pathways, landscaping, landscape lighting, and all new irrigation.
The project was completed in 2012, and it continues to be one of our favorite projects to date. What a tranformation. It was a great project for a great client.
This couple called asking for some landscape lighting. They were hesitant about the expense and what would be necessary to budget for such a large property. They were also hesitant about how robust the lights would be.
After our first consultation, we came back to them with an actual architectural rendering of exactly where the lights would go. We also showed them our copper ACE connectors that would be used to ensure them there would be NO splices or possibility for loose connections. Having an engineering background, this homeowner loved hearing this fact!
So, we came to an agreement to install our 15-year free replacement LED landscape lights on his property which consisted of up lights highlighting his trees, downlights cascading light through the branches and leave a “moonlight” appearance, path lights highlighting all walking paths, and step lights that were built into the steps. This client has over 100 lights on his property, but it still has a soft subtle look of lit beauty!
They were not kidding when they told us straight in the face…”We argue now about who gets to walk the dogs because we love how the lighting looks so much, it just gives us another reason to go out and enjoy what Nelson Landscaping has done to our property!”
Landscaping is about far more than creating a pretty outdoor area.
It’s about creating an outdoor space that is functional, beautiful, efficient, and safe – plus, it adds value to your property. That was the main focus for this neighborhood developer: to enhance the value of their neighborhood and the homes in it.
Our team accomplished this with landscaping design, sprinkler modifications, landscaping, landscape lighting, and boulder work.
We did this job in 2014 as a phase 1, and it only gets better with age.