Entries by Malia Williams

4 Rabbit-Resistant Plants for Your Yard

As landscapers, we understand the frustrations of protecting beloved plants from these nibbling critters, known as rabbits. While they are known for their appetites, there are several plants that can deter them. In this blog, we’ll explore four rabbit-resistant plants that we encourage our clients to use if rabbits are taking over their outdoor space. […]

Plan Your Outdoor Living Space Based on Your Lifestyle

When it comes to designing your outdoor living space, there are many factors to consider. One of the most important is your lifestyle. After all, your outdoor space should reflect how you live and what you enjoy doing. Here are some tips from AquaTerra Outdoors on how to plan your outdoor living space based on […]

Tips to Make Your Outdoor Space More Sustainable

Earth Day is just around the corner! That day is when we celebrate the beauty and diversity of our planet and acknowledge the importance of taking care of it. As we spend more time outdoors, it’s essential to make sustainable choices that help protect the environment and preserve it for future generations. In this blog […]


We Bring the Houzz Down

We at AquaTerra Outdoors are excited to announce that we have once again been awarded Best in Houzz Design 2023! This marks the seventh consecutive year that we have received this prestigious award, and we couldn’t be more proud. What is Houzz: For those who may not be familiar, Houzz is an online platform for […]

Our Favorite Summer Outdoor Living Spaces

As the temperature starts to rise and the sun begins to shine a little brighter, our team at AquaTerra Outdoors is excited to showcase some of our favorite summer outdoor living spaces. From pools to patios, our designers have created stunning outdoor spaces that perfectly capture the essence of summer. Continue to read what our […]

Pinnacle Award Winners 2 Years Running

AquaTerra Outdoor has been named a winner of the Luxury Pools & Outdoor Living Pinnacle Award for both 2022 and 2021. This award recognizes excellence in the design and construction of high-end outdoor living spaces, including custom swimming pools, spas, and outdoor kitchens. Winning this award two years in a row is a testament to […]

Luxe Red Awards 2022 Regional Winner

We are thrilled to announce that AquaTerra Outdoors has won the prestigious 2022 Regional Luxe Red Awards for Outdoor Spaces in Dallas and Fort Worth. This incredible honor from Luxe Interiors + Design’s annual RED Awards recognizes excellence and innovation in the best-designed new product introductions, residential architecture, interior design, built environment, and landscape architecture […]

Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Get Your Outdoor Space Back to 100% Have you gotten behind on your spring cleaning? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. To make the transition a breeze we’ve compiled an outdoor spring-cleaning checklist to get your outdoor spaces back into tip-top shape to enjoy during the wonderful spring weather! Check the Deck Start by sweeping […]

Texas Native Plants

Everything really is bigger in Texas, including its biological diversity! Because of its size and geography, Texas has it all – forests, deserts, mountains, hills, prairies and coastal plains. All told, there are over 5000 species of native plants. There are 5 major benefits to using Texas natives in your upcoming landscape renovation: Native plants are drought […]

Eco-Friendly Water Feature in North Texas

Eco-friendly design trends in the south Sustainable design trends are working their way down South. At AquaTerra, we are all about responsible design, so we can’t help but get excited when we have a client who wants to implement a sustainable solution.  Below is a short clip showcasing a chic steel water feature that we […]

6 Minimalist Landscaping Tips For Your Yard

Minimalist landscapes are one of the top design trends in landscape design, and it’s easy to see why. Contemporary landscapes tend to require less maintenance. You can create a space that’s both inviting and artful. We’re all about building modern outdoor scapes that connect with the existing surrounding environments,  bringing warmth and life into the […]

Fight the Summer Mosquitoes With These Tips!

Summertime in Texas means school’s out, sun’s out, and grilling season is in full swing. We love everything about summer… except for those pesky mosquitoes. With DFW reporting their first case of West Nile for the season, we’ve come together to share some tips on how to keep your backyard free and clear of those […]


Turf Talk – Keeping Your Grass and Trees Healthy

We are often asked how to keep insects away, kill weeds and keep your grass overall disease free. We always recommend removing the thatch by lowering mow heights. Aerate twice a year; this practice will remove thatch from soil, reduce compaction and allow grass to expand and grow. Top dress half an inch to two […]

AquaTerra Celebrates 15 Years!

It has truly been our pleasure to serve our clients for 15 years! Here’s a look at how it all began… In late July of 2007, Tal & Casey Thevenot created AquaTerra while stepping away to get married in Lake Tahoe, followed by their honeymoon in Tahoe, Napa, Sonoma, and San Francisco.  The name AquaTerra […]

AquaTerra Outdoors Wins Luxe RED Awards for Outdoor Living Space

AquaTerra takes home a 2018 Luxe RED Award! We’re so honored to add this year’s Luxe RED Award for Regional Outdoor Living Space to our list of recognitions. Residential Excellence in Design is precisely what we seek to achieve in every project we embark upon. We pride ourselves in creating a space as unique and […]

AquaTerra Wins 2014 APSP Region 3 Design Awards

Our Lakewood Luxury project is an award-winning project! There is so much to love about this project including the pool, water features, in-water loungers, fire pit, outdoor kitchen, and landscaping. It is just the beginning of 2014, and we are excited to announce that we can add 3 more award-winning pools to our growing list […]

Bring on the Sun with Heat-Loving Succulent Container Gardens

As we all know, many Texas landscapes have a spot where the sun beats down nearly all day. If we couple that with the reflected heat that often accompanies that sunlight, it is easy to understand why traditional container plants like flowering annuals struggle to survive. Let’s discuss some tips and tricks on how to […]

This DFW Outdoor Design Duo is Raising the Bar and Making Headlines

Oftentimes, many designers struggle to work together, but for Randy Angell of Randy Angell Designs and Tal Thevenot, CEO and designer here at AquaTerra, it couldn’t be a better working relationship. The Dallas-based outdoor design executives have more than made a name for themselves working solo in the industry. Thriving on high expectations and innovative […]

We Don’t Just Claim to be Award-Winning

In the August 2019 issue of Hearth and Home magazine, two of our very own received recognition for projects they designed and managed. First up is Ross Burke, one of our principal designers and project managers, who received the award for Excellence in Outdoor Room Design for a space less than 1,000 square feet. He […]