Insights from the Team

  • November 27, 2018

    Tips for Winterizing your North Texas Landscapes

    We’ve felt our first hints of winter and we’re likely in for a cold season. When preserving your landscapes, there’s a hefty list of chores for homeowners in preparation for cold weather. We’ve sat down with our TerraCare team to identify the most helpful tips for a well prepared winter so you can get the […]

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  • October 29, 2018

    Tips for Creating a Minimalist Landscape

    Minimalist landscape and pool design + build by AquaTerra Outdoors 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 […]

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  • October 8, 2018

    Project Highlight: Santa Barbara Modern

    Santa Barbara style meets modern Mediterranean We’re excited to debut this newly completed Frisco project located in the exclusive Newman Village community! Our vision was to create a unique, understated space to accent the modern feel of this Santa Barbara/Mediterranean style home. Our clients love to entertain, and we worked to create a dynamic, experiential environment offering multiple areas and experiences to engage with.   […]

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  • September 10, 2018

    AIA Dallas Tour of Homes: Looking back to East Dallas Minimalism

    As we get close to the upcoming AIA Dallas Tour of Homes this fall, we can’t help but reminisce about some of our former AIA Home Tour featured projects. This week we’re taking it back to 2016, with this East Dallas minimalism gem. If you haven’t purchased your tickets for this year’s 2018 AIA Dallas […]

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  • July 11, 2018

    Win the Fight Against Mosquitoes This Summer

    Summertime in Texas…. School’s out, sun’s out, and grilling season is in full swing. We love everything about summer… except for those pesky mosquitoes. DFW has reported their first case of West Nile for the season, but rather than miss out on bringing the party outdoors, we’re here to help you win the fight against […]

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  • May 7, 2018

    Luxe RED Award 2018 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 (RED) is precisely what we seek to achieve in every project we embark upon. We pride ourselves in creating a space as unique […]

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  • April 20, 2018

    Designing Outdoor Shade Solutions

    modern arbor Beat the Texas heat with our favorite outdoor shade solutions! At AquaTerra, we’re always looking for ways to maximize beauty, utility, and comfort when designing your outdoor environments. Here in Texas, the summer sun is unforgiving, often lasting well beyond the season. Without adequate protection, what would be an otherwise perfect outdoor memory becomes downright […]

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  • April 4, 2018

    Collaborative Outdoor Design Brings Recognition

    Midcentury modern style water feature custom pool and rain curtain design by Randy Angell built by AquaTerra Outdoors Often times, many designers struggle working 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 […]

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  • February 21, 2018

    APSP Region 3 Design Awards 2018 Water Feature

    APSP Region 3 Silver Award in the Residential Water Feature category — We’re so happy to receive a Silver Award for this beautiful Dallas residence. Also featured in the AIA 2017 Dallas Tour of Homes, this modern home’s focal point is certainly the slightly elevated box-like feature, hovering subtly over the landscape, accentuated by contrasting […]

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  • February 21, 2018

    APSP Region 3 Design Awards 2018 Concrete Spa

    AquaTerra Outdoors is ecstatic to receive more recognitions from the APSP Region 3 Design Awards. Amongst our recent awards, we’re taking home the Gold Award in the Concrete Spa category!  Gold Award in Concrete Spa category — We are so excited to have received a Gold in the Concrete Spa category for one of our […]

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  • January 22, 2018

    Creative Solutions and Backyard Fun in Richardson

    Karen & Dan Doore had a great challenge for AquaTerra: they wanted to create a fun and functional backyard space for their children and grandchildren to use, despite some significant structural and configural limitations. Structure and Permitting Challenges The main hurdle we faced was the 20’ gabion embankment that abuts the Doore’s yard.  The embankment […]

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  • January 8, 2018

    Benefits of Selecting a Design + Build + Management Firm

    Why should you select a Design + Build + Management firm? With nearly 20 years of experience in Design + Build + Management, AquaTerra passionately believes that a team who covers all three bases is the best and most effective choice for any project. Here are our top 6 reasons why selecting a one-stop shop […]

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  • November 3, 2017

    Groundbreaking Ceremony at New Office Headquarters

    Celebratory Ground-Breaking Ceremony for New AquaTerra HQ! Last month, AquaTerra christened the location of our new office headquarters with a wonderful groundbreaking ceremony. The new location will house the entire team in one facility and that is certainly cause for celebration!  As we have grown over the years, lack of space required  our construction team […]

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  • October 31, 2017

    Urban Garden with Metal Garden Beds

    Whether you live in the city or out in the suburbs with a little more outdoor space, there are so many fun ways to create a personal garden to suit any setting!  Using Metal Garden Beds, AquaTerra can help clients create a cool, artistic approach to their own garden – and it’s easier to set […]

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  • October 12, 2017

    AIA Dallas Tour of Homes 2017 Feature

    AIA Dallas 2017 tour of homes AquaTerra is honored to be have another one of our projects featured in the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes this year! Our team worked closely with Robert Bellamy to create a landscape design that complemented this M-Gray Architecture home design. The front yard of this Dallas home features a unique vertical steel pipe fence that […]

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  • September 6, 2017

    Outdoor Furniture for the Win

    Nothing completes and personalizes the look of an outdoor space quite like the perfect compliment of furniture.  The right decor creates warmth, ambiance and transforms an outdoor space into an outdoor living area.  AquaTerra is as invested in your enjoyment of your space, as we are in creating it!   To that end, AquaTerra has built […]

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  • August 28, 2017

    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 […]

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  • August 8, 2017

    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 […]

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  • July 12, 2017

    Starwood Before + After

    Santa Barbara style From Mediterranean to Santa Barbara This Starwood home, located in Frisco, TX,  was originally designed in the Mediterranean-Tuscan style, typical of the late 90’s and early 2k period.  Over the past few years, the home’s interior had been fully renovated to reflect a more clean-transitional look.  Aquaterra’s goal for this landscape, pool and outdoor living […]

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  • August 7, 2015

    2015- The Year of Sustainable Design

    Everything comes in and out of trend; landscape design is no exception to this! Sustainability and low maintenance design have been the trendiest pursuits for most businesses as of 2015. Sustainability is currently a hot topic in our industry and in everyday life, with ideas ranging from ways to catch solar energy, harvesting rain water, or growing your own food. Many people hear sustainability and low maintenance and automatically assume the project potentially lacks character, however that is not the case. There are many ways to become more sustainable, here are three steps you can take on your path to becoming more sustainable.

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  • October 9, 2014

    Plant Of The Month: Rosemary

    Native to the Mediterranean region, Rosemary is a drought-tolerant evergreen shrub and will grow as long as it is in full sun. Rosemary is an attractive form, coming in upright, spreading, and prostrate, with interesting texture that makes a nice backdrop to lower perennials and annuals. The aromatic leaves are a highly sought-after feature of this plant, and, of course, these leaves can be used in cooking. While Rosemary doesn’t live as long as many Texas shrubs, you can expect several years out of it.

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