Posts Tagged ‘Edmond OK’

Getting started on your new landscape

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Do you want a new landscape, but don’t know how to begin?

Here are some tips to get you started:

Ask yourself how will you use your landscape. Will it be for formal entertaining, gardening, purely for looking at, a place for your children to play, or for your own enjoyment?  Most landscapes are a combination of several of these things, and often more.  And don’t forget other elements, such as a fence, a fountain or water feature, a deck, a patio, night lighting, or other outdoor item.

Before we meet, some things that you can do to make the design process go smoothly include:

•  Have a budget in mind. One rule of thumb is to invest 5 to 10 percent of your house’s value. Many landscape improvements are estimated to return 100 to 200 percent of their cost when a house is sold.

•  To help you communicate what you want to achieve (or avoid), look in books and magazines for ideas and start a file of landscape photographs that you like or dislike.  Also, take pictures of yards in your neighborhood or in your travels of places that you like.  Even if it seems like it would be too exotic for Oklahoma, there are often plants that have similar appearances, yet are hardy in our climate.

•  Think about maintenance. Do you enjoy working in your yards and gardens, or would you rather hire a service to do it? Be sure to let your us know how you feel about this very important facet of your investment.

Steven L. Ancik, ASLA who is employed by Grooms Irrigation Company is a licensed Landscape Architect in Oklahoma. Credentials are important. Landscape architects must pass a rigorous exam to be licensed. Members of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) have met their membership requirements and keep up with the latest technology and trends through continuing education programs and ASLA publications.

At our initial meeting, we will walk around the home and I’ll ask questions about your lifestyle, what you want to accomplish, and your budget. At this meeting, I can also provide references for you to call or answer questions you may have about our services and fees.

With a budget in mind, we’ll begin a preliminary design. The preliminary design includes the site layout, planting areas, surfaced areas, and a preliminary plant list appropriate for your site. Often we will have a second meeting to discuss the preliminary plan and to make changes to better meet the needs of the project.  A final design is then drawn, including pictures of the proposed plants, and we do a detailed cost estimate and bid, based on your budget.

Call Grooms Irrigation for a landscape consultation today. (405) 348-2557

Steve Ancik, Landscape Architect

Oklahoma’s Grooms Irrigation is a Certified Rainwater Harvesting Professional

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Edmond, Oklahoma based Grooms irrigation Company, has recently completed the application process and has been awarded the distinction of Certified RainXchange™ Professional (CRP) by Aquascape, Inc. This new rainwater harvesting professional certification program was newly implemented in June 2009.

Certified RainXchange™ Professionals are the most qualified and informed RainXchange™ rainwater harvesting system installers in the water gardening industry. All CRPs are required to attend continual training and education seminars and maintain a proven record of outstanding work and dedicated customer service. In order to become a Certified RainXchange™ Professional, you must complete an in-depth application that includes referrals and an extensive knowledge base of rainwater harvesting and Aquascape’s RainXchange™ System. All applicants must pass a test before receiving official certification.

Aquascape, Inc. of St. Charles, IL is North America’s leading innovator in the water gardening industry and the inventor of the low-maintenance, naturally balanced ecosystem pond.  Aquascape is committed to helping its customers succeed at building, selling and retailing water features while supplying innovative products and solutions that capture, clean and reuse the planet’s most vital resource … water.

“Certified RainXchange™ Professionals demonstrate their concern for the environment by installing sustainable landscapes,” Greg Wittstock, CEO and owner of Aquascape, Inc. said. “It’s good to know that there are a group of professionals out there dedicated to smart use of water.”

When a customer chooses a Certified RainXchange™ Professional, they can feel comfortable knowing that they are receiving the most qualified contractor to implement the RainXchange™ System which pairs a sub-surface rainwater harvesting system with a decorative water feature.

Grooms Irrigation Company is now available for rainwater harvesting consultations and water feature installations. For more information on Grooms Irrigation or to book a consultation, call  (405) 348-2557 or log on to

 Grooms Irrigation Company is an irrigation design and installation firm specializing in irrigation, drainage, landscaping, water features, decks, swimming pools, patios, exterior structures, and more. Grooms Irrigation Company has been in business since 1983.

Grooms Irrigation in Edmond OK

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Grooms Irrigation is a professional, full service irrigation, drainage and landscaping company in Edmond, Oklahoma. Besides irrigation, Grooms offers a complete array of swimming pool and water features, landscaping design and outdoor living options for every lifestyle.

Twenty Six years of business speaks volumes about the dependability and quality of service that Oklahomans can expect and deserve! We are here to serve you! Call (405) 348-2557 or email us: