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Daystar Landscapes Celebrates 40 Years

Four Decades Of Creative Outdoor Living Spaces And Community Support

Article by Julie Brown Patton

Photography by Lucy Thornton

Originally published in Celina Lifestyle

Beautiful outdoor transformations: Since 1984, Daystar Landscapes, Inc., professionals have provided landscape design and installations throughout North Texas. The Prosper-headquartered team specializes in landscape design and installation services for new homes, multifamily developments, residential renovation, commercial landscape design and commercial grounds maintenance services.

"Actually, our family of landscapers look at it as being able to create memorable outdoor experiences for customers," says Jeff Canfield, founder/owner of Daystar Landscapes, Inc.

While proudly observing the company's 40th anniversary during 2024, Jeff reflects on its humble beginning. 

He says, “When I first moved to Texas from Oklahoma in March 1984, I looked at what opportunities were available for business ventures. After researching the requirements and affordability of getting started, I decided to start a landscaping company. In the early days, I worked nights stocking groceries at Brookshires and found landscaping jobs during the day."

"I started Daystar Landscapes by renting a wheelbarrow and purchasing tools on a Sears credit card," he recalls.

Now, the company has 90 employees and supports the community through sponsorships, special projects and nonprofit volunteerism. 

Catherine Brooks, Daystar's general manager, says a fundamental part of the company's inspiring culture is about how they make positive differences in the community, often through landscaping. In fact, she details how the company's team has assisted a variety of community nonprofits:

  • Daystar is a sponsor of the Champions For Veterans initiative and Freedom program with ManeGait, a group operating a therapeutic riding center in McKinney, serving individuals with disabilities.
  • Daystar is a long-term title sponsor of the Thin Blue Line Ball, an appreciation event to give back to local, selfless law enforcement families on April 6.
  • Additionally, Daystar is a sponsor for the Prosper Police Department, as well as a sponsor for the Celina Police Department and that department's Drug Educational Program for school-aged children.
  • Remaining actively involved in the Prosper, Frisco, McKinney and Celina chambers of commerce groups is another way Daystar supports community growth and overall progress.
  • As a gold sponsor of the Community Garden Kitchen based in McKinney, Daystar helps provide food to those facing hunger and food insecurity throughout Collin County. 
  • Daystar gifts landscaping and other charitable contributions, along with volunteering with organizations that are so important to the local community and residents. These amazing organizations have made it their mission to “step in” where there is a loss or lack of services. Some of these organizations are The Community Garden Kitchen, Hugs Café and Greenhouse, Agape Resources, Homes for Veterans and McKinney’s Learning Garden.   
  • Daystar provides landscaping and some charitable contributions for Jericho Village Housing, an innovative approach to aiding people with transitional housing, support services, sustainable income stream development and other resources.
  • Helping with McKinney's Learning Garden at the northwest corner of the Tupps Brewery site in east McKinney was a natural fit for Daystar. The garden features about 30 raised garden beds as well as picnic tables, potting benches and a harvest wash area. The new space also was designed to serve as an outdoor classroom for children through seniors. The garden is facilitated and maintained by volunteers, and classes led by local chefs, farmers and gardeners. Food produced at the garden will be distributed to Community Garden Kitchen, La Tiendita, Hugs Café and East McKinney Farmers Market.
  • Michael E. Thornton Foundation provides financial assistance for both active and non-active duty military and families in need, and Daystar proudly supports this charitable group.
  • Daystar contributes to and supports the Collin County Master Gardeners Association in the hopes of sharing and growing the education of the “next generation” in their school programs throughout Collin County.

Notably, Daystar is one of the 2024 sponsors of The Garden Show slated for March 17-17, as presented by the Collin County Master Gardeners Association. The event will be held in the Show Barn at Myers Park & Event Center in McKinney.

As North Texas continues to grow, Catherine indicates so does the demand for top-notch, reputable landscape design and installation services. "Daystar is committed to quality work and superior customer service in all aspects of our business. Our organization is a family of co-workers. We strive to accomplish the most experienced high-level service and landscape creation for our customers. This is the quality that our builders, homeowners, general contractors and maintenance clients have come to trust and depend on," she says. 

"Most importantly, our company is rooted in the biblical principle that in addition to using our God-given talents in our jobs, we need to use the things we do well to bless those around us," she adds.


  • Jeff Canfield founded Daystar Landscapes, Inc.

"The roots of our business have always been our people."