A collection of our most popular posts along with a few of our favorites!


Get the Most from Your Landscape Architect

Hiring a landscape architect for your project is the first step in creating a design-centered landscape project, but simply hiring the Landscape Architect does not always insure you will get the garden of your dreams. The design process is a collaborative process involving the client and the rest of the design team. As with any consultant, there are keys to success that can make the process easier, more efficient, and insure that you get the final result you are searching for. At Matthew Murrey Design, we have seen projects succeed, and unfortunately have also seen projects that have not reached...

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Beat the Heat this Summer

Outlast the Texas Heat Let’s face it…there is nothing hotter than a Texas summer. With summer on the horizon, it is time to plan those barbeques, days at the pool, 4th of July celebrations, and other summer-time festivities. But how can we enjoy the great outdoors during these hot summer months? How do we prepare for and outlast the Texas heat? At Matthew Murrey Design, we keep these questions in mind when designing each outdoor space. Here are some of our secrets to keeping a space enjoyable, even in the heat wave of a Texas summer. Shade Structures: Arbors, Pergolas, Gazebos Whether you’re lounging by the...

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Stay Inspired.

A great garden is a reflection of a cultured lifestyle influenced by personal experiences, travel, art, culture, and history. Let us keep you inspired to make the most of your garden and outdoor living lifestyle.