Great House/Terrible Yard

I am just as bad as a lot of people who buy houses and pay most attention to the structure of the house and the way it is designed without paying much attention to the front and back yards. I recently moved into a super cool looking place in Southwest Lubbock and admittedly I fell in love with the vaulted ceilings and the sweet wood floors without doing much studying of the yards in front and back. Now, once I moved into the house I did notice that the front yard was mostly dirt with the occasional weed sticking out. And when I went to the back yard I saw that it was actually turf that grew huge stalks of weed that were nearly impossible to chop down. Anyway, I am just issuing a warning for all of us who don’t pay attention to the outside of things.

If you find yourself in this sort of situation, I want to recommend that you research companies that do landscaping in Lubbock. There are a whole lot of them and some are much better than others. Believe me, I have dealt with both kinds. One very professional group that not only does Lubbock landscaping but also does basic yard maintenance – they even hang Christmas lights (holiday lighting to be PC). I am friends with the owner of the company and I can assure you that you will get quality full-service care for your lowly yard. The company’s name is Lubbock Roots ( and I hope you will check them out over some of the other big name companies in town.

Beyond my recommendation of a specific company, I want to know that several other companies are able to not only give you a decent looking yard, but which can also bring transformation. If you want to raise your property value, find one of these companies who have a staff designer who maps out what sort of landscaping you can have. Why not have a front and back yard that are just as beautiful as the interior of your house? It can be done. I used one of these companies and they totally morphed my yards into more than respectable spaces. I can say that I am even proud of them and regularly receive unsolicited positive comments about the way things look on the outside.

Okay, that is just my two cents about landscaping and lawn care. Feel free to comment about what I had to say above. If you know of other companies that have on staff designers and who have really done a good job making your outside look as good as your inside, please comment and share your thoughts.

Thanks and be well.