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February 2012


by Rodney Stoutenger / February 12, 2012

The skeleton was already here; we just needed to bring that skeleton to life! Location and existing architecture inspired a more rustic compliment within the landscape. Here we used natives to the area, deer resistant plants, as well as widened the entry walkway to welcome all sorts of guests! We were able to personalize their captured patio space in the backyard with softer and tender perennials, and keep that Hill Country flare in the front planter beds. This is a project to show there is no need to recreate the wheel- just make the wheel roll smoother.

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Central Austin

by Rodney Stoutenger / February 12, 2012

This space was completely transformed! This landscape went from "over grown home builders special" to a landscape that builds imagination! The great young couple here wanted to bring their yard to life, with minimal maintenance. With a young one just born Spring of 2011, to a fun energetic four-legged friend; their time to maintain their landscape was minimal. These guys wanted to be able to produce veggies, without having a largely dedicated veggie bed. We were able to incorporate low maintenance perennials, that would welcome guests; as well as a veggie planting space with enough room for a healthy harvest. All without taking away from the quant yard space for the young ones to run.

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Circle C Ranch

by Rodney Stoutenger / February 12, 2012

What an AMAZING client! This customer wanted to completely transform their curb appeal as well as create a space for family gatherings and entertaining. We took this neighborhood's model home and completely redesigned the garden bed shapes, plant choices and garden materials. We accented the beautiful architecture with some upright Will Flemming Yaupons by the entry; and anchored the front yard beds with a beautiful fountain and retention pond. The covered patio in the back yard was also extended by adding an additional outdoor living space with 16" x 16" pervious blocks spaced with turf in-between. This bland backyard started with straight, boring and un-functional lines, to becoming a destination with flow and functionality for family and friends to gather. The back yard is also accentuated with fun and whimsical garden art.

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