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Austin, Tx, January 20, 2015 – Native Edge Landscape of Austin has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The local landscape design/build firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.This is the second year in a row, that Native Edge Landscape has been bestowed with this honor.The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.“We are so excited to once again receive this award!” said Rodney Stoutenger, President and Lead Designer of Native Edge. “Each year we strive to push our company to higher and higher levels of excellence. I’m so proud of my team and the hard work they have put into making this company a success.” Stoutenger adds “From the beginning, this company has been about doing things differently. This positive response really speaks to the level of commitment we have for our customers.”Native Edge Landscape, was founded in 2008 as Owner Rodney Stoutenger became more and more frustrated with the hassles commonly plaguing the residential landscape industry. “I wanted to fix the disconnect between the design, installation and maintenance of projects,” said Rodney. “Often a designer hands off their work to a customer and they are left to fend for themselves. A new landscape is already a heavy investment, and having to coordinate the frustrating process of installing the landscape should not be a headache for the customer to take on. At Native Edge Landscape, we provide an integrated and personalized process, walking with the customer through every step of the operation.”“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Native Edge Landscape among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Native Edge Landscape, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.Follow Native Edge Landscape, LLC on Houzz http://www.houzz.com/pro/nativeedge/ our view their website at http://NativeEdgeLandscape.comAbout Native Edge Landscape, LLCNative Edge Landscape, LLC is an Austin, TX local landscape design company focusing in eco-friendly landscape design and practices. They specialize in utilizing green gardening techniques such as native and drought resistant plants, xeriscaping, and recycled/local materials. Offering design, installation and maintenance services, their goal is to make make every step as seamless as possible for the homeowner.Native Edge Landscape – Responsible Landscapes for a Sustainable FutureAbout HouzzHouzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information, visit www.houzz.com
Originally posted to KVUE.com by Eleanor BeckAUSTIN – Even with the recent rain in Central Texas, it hasn't fallen in the right places to help alleviate drought conditions.The Austin Water Utility is hoping for the best but planning for the worst, and one business says homeowners are preparing, too.As little as one year ago, convincing a homeowner to convert to a xeriscaped yard, a process that uses native plants that naturally need less water, would have taken a strong sales pitch, according to Native Edge President Rodney Stoutenger."We used to have to give the 'native speech' on why it's beneficial, we no longer have to do that it's typically brought to us," he said.There's been a fundamental shift, he says, in his customers' attitudes, no longer prioritizing growing green as much as going green."People are relieving themselves of the duty of having a green, pristine, estate lawn to switching to a drought tolerant landscape," said Stoutenger.A smart move as lake levels continue to drop.As of Jan. 15, Lake Travis and Lake Buchanan are about 34 percent full, low enough to keep Austin in stage two restrictions.See current lake levels from LCRAIn stage two, watering is allowed once a week. In stage three, watering will still be allowed once a week but for fewer hours. In stage four, no outdoor watering is permitted, according to Derma Gross, Austin Water Conservation Division Manager.A tough transition, she acknowledges. Austin Water put it to the public Thursday night: help us find a compromise.Austin Water is essentially proposing instituting the emergency equivalent of 'stage 3.5', something more severe than stage three but less severe than stage four.Gross says depending on feedback, that could include additional regulations on business like carwashes and landscapers.They also want the public's help to establish a lake level trigger for stage four restrictions. Currently, none exists.Thursday was the first of two meetings on this issue tonight. The second meeting will be held Feb. 19. Austin Water is aiming to have a fully formed plan for what additional stage three restrictions could look like by March 1.Stoutenger agrees, creating tiers within stage three would be helpful."I think jumping from stage three to stage four without any tiers or without any step in between will be very drastic. And I think there's going to be backlash," said StoutengerIn the meantime, there are other ways to cut back. He estimates a xeriscaped yard uses about 50 percent less water than a traditional lawn.
Tune in to KVUE News tonight at 10pm! Our lead designer Rodney will be talking about drought tolerant native landscapes! #kvue #droughtTolerant #landscape #landscapedesign #landscapeArchitecture #native #atx #drought #news #atxlife #austin #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape UPDATE: See the video here!