Year-Round Outdoor Living

This outdoor living space has undergone a breathtaking transformation, becoming a haven for entertainment and relaxation. Every element of this outdoor sanctuary has been carefully curated, featuring an outdoor kitchen, custom fire pit, lush landscaping, and elegant hardscaping, making it a true masterpiece of outdoor design.

Constructed with both form and function in mind, this outdoor kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, a unique pizza oven, and gorgeous wood cabinets that provide ample storage space.

Overlooking the surrounding landscape, the custom-made fire pit sits on a concrete patio that is ideal for hosting outdoor get-togethers. The stunning stone fence with a large wooden gate offers a timeless elegant focal point while remaining functional in the space.

This transformation has elevated an ordinary space into a daily retreat where the simple pleasures of outdoor living can be cherished and celebrated year-round!

Elevated Charm

The existing personality was enhanced by adding a new level of luxury to this charming home. The landscape design and installation transformed the curb appeal of the front beds while enhancing their entertainment-ready backyard with beautiful poolside landscaping. The landscape lighting illuminates the front and back yards so they can enjoy their investment all year long!

Our custom design offered lighting, edging, boulders, rockwork, sprinklers, mulch, and drainage.

We were given an area with immense potential, and we were able to transform it into a place where the homeowners can congregate in comfort and beauty with their friends and family.

Custom Elegance

Landscape design is the finishing touch that gives this brand-new house its identity. Elements were added in the plan that would enhance the home’s already stunning aesthetic. The landscape design provided a breathtaking appearance to make this home distinctive while maintaining its beauty throughout the Oklahoma seasons.

Our custom design offered front yard landscaping and hardscaping for this newly constructed home. The slope of the front yard offered a unique opportunity for a boulder retaining wall with dry creek riverbed drainage.

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Radiant Renewal

The new owners of a beautiful home saw a need for a new landscape design to draw out the elements in a home that had been overlooked. A unique landscape design was required to complement the backyard’s existing entertainment elements and the front yard’s potential for a grand entry.

The front yard was spruced up and revitalized with new plants that work well with the established trees and open area. The backyard’s original characteristics were restored with the addition of new greenery, creating a stunning view. In order to compliment the existing stone, new flagstone was laid. Boulders were strategically placed to add an artistic touch to the area and fresh sod was laid to complete the transformation into a lush space.

Haven of Relaxation

This spacious backyard with the natural surrounding of beautiful trees offered a blank slate for a custom pool and hardscaping design + build. The gorgeous pool design is the focal point of this outdoor living area, making it the perfect spot for hosting parties. The ideal place to relax in the summer and gather with family and friends at a luxurious destination.

Taking use of the yard’s slope, we designed and installed a dry creek river bed that both enhances the aesthetic value of the yard with its rocky river bed and acts as a practical drainage feature. The backyard also presented the perfect space for a boulder rock retaining wall beside the concrete-poured patio that adds character and artistic flair with a flower bed for carefully selected landscaping.

This space was creatively articulated and given a new purpose that fulfills the request for a beautiful backyard with entertainment amenities. A destination that’s only a few steps from the back door! 

Tropical-Infused Modern Masterpiece

An exquisite modern home started as a blank canvas looking for an added artistic flair. The custom landscape design added unique features to the backyard, lush green foliage, and lasting color in the front beds.

The boulders in the front beds offered a distinct feature with added height and dimension. The landscape design made the front of the modern masterpiece home come to life with new beauty and color.

The home’s backyard offered the opportunity to feature a sizable boulder retaining wall, serving as a durable focal point. A tropical flair was infused in the backyard through the unique plants carefully picked to highlight the space. The beds’ rock work added a natural elegance and helped unify the space’s tropical aesthetic.

A Backyard Dream

A backyard oasis that provides an area to sit and hang out with friends was the goal of this project. The homeowner’s yard was missing that mark so they contacted us for a complete renovation.

We cleared the space and installed a beautiful dry creek riverbed that now runs through their backyard as a functional and aesthetically pleasing solution to handle the major drainage issues of this property. Fescue sod was added for beauty and as a solution for the heavily shaded areas that struggled to grow grass. A retaining wall was added by the deck to terrace the yard, providing more usable space.

To accommodate the homeowner’s desire to host gatherings of friends, we added a large stamped and colored concrete patio connected to the deck by a wood bridge that passes over the dry creek riverbed.

Their outdoor space now has a natural stone gas fire pit, pondless water feature, swing, sitting wall, fescue sod, and an updated irrigation system. Landscape lighting was added to highlight the new features and plantings throughout the evening.

We had an amazing space to work with and loved helping our clients get the backyard oasis they dreamed of!

Dream Backyard Getaway

We always enjoy working with home builders and homeowners to add the finishing touches to the exterior of their new construction homes. For this project, we worked with Adams Kirby Homes to create a beautiful front and backyard landscape along with an expansive modern outdoor living area featuring turf inlayed concrete and a custom in-ground swimming pool. The sheer descent water features and fire bowls add to the high-end look and help to create a true Oasis for family and friends.

Along with the professional landscaping, drainage, irrigation, and sod, our design and install included 95 flats of seasonal flowers in the front yard to create a stunning amount of color that truly pops for a eye-catching curb appeal.

Are you ready to increase your curb appeal or retreat into the luxury of your own backyard? Nelson Landscaping can fully transform your space with professional landscaping, lighting, extended outdoor living, a covered patio, or even a beautiful custom in-ground pool. Each project begins with a free on-site consultation as our experts create a plan tailored to your home, tastes, and budget. Contact us today to get started!

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Barren to Beautiful

A quaint, new construction home offered a blank slate to give the property character and charm through the landscape design and installation. Every nook of the yard has a distinctive focal point thanks to the creative landscape design, giving the homeowners the ideal view from the comfort of their front porch.

The front yard’s stone-edged flower beds are an eye-catching design element that served as a distinctive barrier. The flowers infuse the area with natural beauty and color, while the trees give it an aged appearance and provide height.

Due to the yard’s slope, this area was perfect for installing a retaining wall, which serves the dual purpose of looking polished and preventing erosion. The boulders give the yard a more anchored, artistic touch and serve as a durable point of focus for the landscape. The fresh, lush lawn finishes off the home’s new look!

A blank slate turned beautiful, the transformed space compliments this home’s charm and gives the yard creative and distinctive features that will provide a beauty that lasts!

Colorful Contrast

A new build home offers a blank slate for a landscape design to complete the final look and add elements that bring lasting beauty and charm to the home. The home’s front yard was large enough to accommodate landscaping and rock work, which can infuse some color and aesthetic appeal into the area.

The brightly colored flowers and plants chosen for the yard stood in striking contrast to the light-colored portion of the home. Because of the trees in the front landscaping and backyard, both yards seemed aged and distinctive, with their lush greenery and height. The rocks were an interesting design element and a practical drainage solution. The boulders are the perfect aesthetic touch, adding natural depth to the scene.

A beautiful home needing color and added character was transformed by a landscape designed to add contrast to the space and a stunning pop of color with a lasting charm that will not be missed from the road!

Lofton Landscaping Project

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 on 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!

Natural Slope Design

This client wanted a more natural-looking environment in their backyard. We utilized an existing change in the slope of the backyard to create the pondless water fall out of natural moss boulders. We used plant material and landscape lighting around the water feature and along the back fence line for a natural look.

Pondless water features have an advantage over water features with a pond because they require less maintenance. You don’t have to worry about plant or fish care like you do with a pond, but the biggest advantage is if you have little kids or grandkids, there is no pond for them to fall in and hurt themselves.

To extend their outdoor living area we replaced and extended the existing concrete patio with a new stamped and stained concrete patio. We also added a natural stone gas-burning firepit to sit around while enjoying the sounds of the water feature. Both the water feature and the firepit can be seen from inside the house from the back windows, along with viewing from a nearby hot tub. 

Breath of Refresh

To breathe new life into their landscape, showcase their outdoor spaces, and extend their entertaining time with lighting, our clients searched for a design that could meet all their needs. We created a custom landscape design to check all the boxes while taking advantage of the home’s existing potential.

The front beds were given a beautiful refresh with new greenery and flowers. The front yard boulders brought a new dynamic of natural beauty to the space. The existing area in the backyard was replenished with new landscaping and added boulders. In order to extend the enjoyment of the front and back yards well after the sun sets, both were exquisitely lit with landscape lighting.

Our customers’ property was given a new lease on life, making it the perfect place to host guests or unwind by the pool surrounded by a beautiful new atmosphere!

Extended Outdoor Living Space

Our clients desired to increase the useable space of their home by constructing an outdoor living area in the backyard of their property. Their existing backyard gave us a great starting point for creating a space tailored to their specific needs.

The custom-constructed pergola sitting on a brand-new patio gave their existing covered patio an extension, adding beauty and a unique flair through the materials used. The roofing panels used on top of the pergola add protection from the elements while remaining discreet in the design. The paver sitting wall increased the area’s seating while offering a distinctive element.

The landscape design gave the backyard a more beautiful, inviting appearance. The various rock types used in the stone-edged flower beds gave them an artistic flair while remaining durable and low-maintenance. Through the trees, the backyard gained height and a timeless appeal.

With distinctive design elements, a simple backyard was converted into a space that is perfect for entertainment and enjoyment.

Contemporary Modern Luxury

The homeowners had a unique personal style and reached out with an ambitious project: a vision of contemporary landscaping & hardscaping to match their new modern luxury home. We were excited to help our client bring their vision for a contemporary, luxurious home into a reality.

The exterior design was an important consideration since we wanted it to match the interior’s level of creativity. We imported Salida rock, granite, and boulders from Colorado to give the completed product a distinctive appearance. We utilized the Mortared stone edging, Salida rock, and Salida boulders in their flower beds to bring a unique and contemporary flair to their home.

What an experience! It was a pleasure to work with them, and we’re so glad we could bring their vision into reality.

Backyard Oasis

“I never want to see grass again.”

That’s what started us on the path to building a complete backyard oasis for this Edmond, OK 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 landscaping and hardscaping needs. 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.

This backyard outdoor oasis landscaping 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.

Backyard Retreat

With the goal of feeling at home in their backyard, these wonderful clients wanted an outdoor living space they could enjoy all year round. To fulfill this dream, we took the time to get to know what home meant for them and immediately got to work.

We started with a custom landscape design and installation that was welcoming, but also functional. Our work included major sprinkler modifications along with improved drainage because standing water was an issue. With those problems tackled, we then moved on to the fun stuff! 

To truly transform this backyard into an extension of their home, we installed an outdoor kitchen, a fireplace, a patio, and a pavilion. Also, stonework and landscape lighting were added to perfectly highlight their new backyard.

One thing that stood out about this project was how kind and welcoming they were throughout the entire process.  In building their new backyard, it was like we were creating a space that emulated their same inviting spirit. It was such a delight to work with them, and we always look forward to the annual updates they included in their landscaping plan.

The Falls Neighborhood Community

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.

Illuminated Refresh

When an Oklahoma freeze killed most of their plants, the owners of a gorgeous house with plenty of yard space were looking to start over. A creative landscape design that featured lighting that illuminated the yard and gave attention to the front entry revitalized the home.

Due to the yard’s unconventional design, there were a number of different spots to showcase plants on different levels. The landscape brought new vitality to the flowerbeds and emphasized the already present trees. The yard was given more depth and durability by incorporating rocks and boulders. A new, stone-edged bed with boulders to anchor the landscape enlivened the backyard.

The custom landscape design of the property was illuminated by new landscape lighting, which also created a pleasant ambiance and gave the homeowners more time to bask in the glow of their freshly refurbished landscaping.

Authentic Appeal

Our client’s with a plain backyard wanted to add entertainment amenities with character that extended their style to their backyard. We transformed an unused area into a fun and functional space!

A custom-designed pergola added a designated focal point for the yard. The fire pit addition created an area perfect for hanging out and entertaining friends and family! The natural elements of the flagstone patio were incorporated throughout the yard with a stunning flagstone walkway and boulders that added depth and natural dimension to the space.

A unique landscape design was the finishing touch, breathing new life into the yard and providing the homeowners with an exquisite space they can enjoy for years to come!

Peaceful Appeal

Our clients wanted to enhance their backyard and turn it into a family-friendly hangout spot that everyone can enjoy!

Their new concrete paver patio gave them more room to entertain and relax outside. A new pergola was built on the patio, providing a comfortable, sheltered place to sit and watch the kids play.

A custom-designed landscape has given the yard fresh vibrancy and color. Character was added to the spade by the unique, stone-edged features. The yard is now an attractive and functional extension of the home that will give the homeowners a tranquil setting to take full advantage of!

Eyesore to Oasis

This was a fun project for the Director of Keep Oklahoma Beautiful where we took an eyesore old sheep shed and replaced it with a beautiful custom inground pool and outdoor living area. The project also included an update to the existing large metal building and the addition of a gravel parking area and drainage to prevent rainwater runoff down the slope of the yard into the house.

The pool equipment, lighting, and bubblers can all be controlled through a simple-to-use smartphone app. The pergola includes electricity for outdoor ceiling fans and string lights. For safety, we added natural cedar and metal fencing around the pool with a locking gate.

Other than demoing the old sheep shed, a unique challenge of this project was removing a massive 100-year-old tree stump from the area that would soon be the swimming pool!

The homeowner now loves hosting her family, friends, and the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful board in her new Oasis as often as possible.

Spring Creek Assembly

Making the attendees of Spring Creek Assembly feel welcome by creating a lovely environment was a top focus of this landscape design. We sought to design and install a landscape that would enhance their stunning church structure and welcome guests.

The landscaping offers an outward extension of the light that emanates from the community members inside the church. The greenery and florals chosen, along with the new lush lawn, will offer this structure lasting beauty that local community members can enjoy for years to come.

A place many go to worship now has a beautiful front lawn and landscape to welcome them back each week, with a reassuring reminder of the church’s commitment to maintaining a safe and welcoming environment.

Common Ground

The homeowners for this project wanted to build an outdoor common ground space with a custom swimming pool, hot tub, and outdoor living area to entertain college students from their university and church.

To accommodate the slope of the property and blend into the natural surroundings, we connected the pool area to the lower, wooded outdoor fire pit space with dramatic, functional boulder steps, a flagstone pathway, and fescue sod. We added beauty and interest to the back side of the pool with a beautiful, rustic, multi-level landscaping feature that hides the support wall on the back side of the pool. Each level includes boulder edging to further blend into the natural surroundings. The surrounding area of the pool consists of a brushed concrete pool deck along with colored and stamped concrete coping.

Since the pool is at a higher level than the rest of the backyard, the views during the evening are wonderful. We included LED lighting features throughout the pool and hot tub, giving more visibility and an enjoyable swimming experience throughout the evening! The combination of the spacious backyard and custom-built, heated pool creates the ideal common ground spot for students and ministry leaders to relax year-round.

Peaceful Patio Landscaping

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 included large tree planting, shrubs, and flowers to give 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.

The Littlejohn House

Our challenge with the Littlejohn landscaping project 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 Oklahoma style landscape. Hostas, Liriope, and Hydrangea complete the look.

Low-Maintenance Oasis

Having had a pool that required a lot of maintenance at their previous home, this couple had one thing on their mind when they contacted us for their new custom pool… Low-Maintenance!

To accommodate their request, we designed a low-maintenance pool that would essentially clean itself. We installed bubblers to keep the water moving and help with debris collection throughout the day, an in-floor cleaning system on the bottom of the pool, and a low-maintenance salt chlorinator pump system. The pebble plaster finish consists of a higher-quality material than regular plaster and provides a durable, non-slip and stain-resistant surface. The pool deck and coping consist of a durable stamped and colored concrete finish. The natural stone raised wall with landscaping adds dimension to this pool design and the three sheer descent waterfall features help to keep the water flowing. Our team went one step further in making this project as low-maintenance as possible by installing lighting features that the couple can control through an app on their cell phones.

We’re thankful for the opportunity to work with amazing clients like these two and we enjoyed making their low-maintenance backyard oasis dreams come true!

Town Square Neighborhood Community

The Edmond, OK Town Square Neighborhood 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. The Nelson Landscaping 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, hardscaping and irrigation.

We are currently working on the 5th Phase of this popular Edmond, OK neighborhood community.

Street of Dreams: Allenton Custom Homes

This Allenton Custom Homes house in Edmond, OK showcases a modern home design. It was one of the featured homes in the 2016 Street of Dreams. To remain consistent with the design of the house itself, modern landscape design by Nelson Landscaping was implemented throughout.

Our team designed unique landscaping for the custom driveway. The lanes of the 4-car driveway were separated with Taylor Junipers and Red Yuccas in 3×3 squares to keep with the modern aesthetics and add an exclusive flair to the front of the home.

Modern plants were used throughout the home’s entire landscape and around the pool. The backyard features large boulder retaining walls. We also installed a firepit with built-in custom benches to create the perfect outdoor living space no matter the time of year.

Street of Dreams: Avalon Signature Homes

Luxury awaits as you enter the Avalon Signature Homes Street of Dreams featured home. Nelson Landscaping was proud to take care of all the landscaping needs for the 2016 Street of Dreams.

For the front of this home, we laid fresh sod and added seasonal flowers and massive trees. High-quality irrigation and drainage systems were installed to ensure this home’s landscaping stays looking beautiful and healthy.

We focused on outdoor living when designing the backyard landscape and features. A pergola was attached to the home and outdoor lighting was added, so the fun doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down! With a slightly uphill backyard, we wanted to install a proper drainage system and create dimension. This led us to create a dry creek bed with boulder work, seasonal flowers, trees, and stone edging. To keep the backyard functional and usable, a custom cedar bridge over the dry creek bed leads to a second pergola and flagstone patio.