Small Space, Big Design

Not everyone lives onacres of land out in the country. Many of our designs take advantage of very limited real estate. A small yard doesn't mean you can't have great design.

Shawn and Blinda discuss the different varieties of courtyard designs that Mirror Lake specializes in.

Ask The Expert: Fire Ants

Fire ant mounds. They pop up out of nowhere. One day you have a clean, clear entry into your backyard, and the next morning you have an entire infantry of fire ants.

Shawn and Blinda enlist the help of Dr. Paul Nester of Texas A&M University to learn more about when you can expect to find these critter's homes and more interestingly, why.


A Landscape Architect? What the heck is that?

Most folks don't even know that a Landscape Architect is a profession. Their only experience, after all,  is with pool builders and pool contractors. But there is a huge difference between the landscape architect, and a guy with a shovel. 

Let Texas Registered Landscape Architect No. 869 (Michael Shawn Kelly) explain the difference.