R. Brian Arnold of Arkansas Landscape Systems in Little Rock has been in the landscape design business for more than 15 years, and his specialties include hardscapes, arbors, outdoor fireplaces, pools, ponds, streams and much more. “Some of my favorite landscape techniques include lush Southern landscapes with camellias, azaleas, ferns, hostas, dogwoods and others,” he says. “Being from the South it brings me back to my roots.”
After conceptualizing a project and his overall goals, Brian begins with the hardscapes before filling in with plants, inserting the annuals and perennials as the finishing touches. “My design goal is always 100-percent customer satisfaction,” he says. “In 2007, I became the state’s dealer and distributor of Skeet-R-Gone, a concentrated injection device for lawn sprinklers. It’s an allnatural, eco-friendly solution to ward off mosquitoes, ticks, fleas and many other bothersome insects. It covers an entire property without having to re-plumb, and can also be administered by customers who don’t have a sprinkler system. We also have a new personal travel-size spray that’s just as effective.” With Brian’s combination of landscaping talent and experience and access to eco-friendly entire-yard insect repellent, he’s equipped to tackle any yard of any shape, size and style.