Skip to content

Who We Are

Native Edge Landscape, is not your typical landscape design firm. Founded in 2008 and grown from seed right here in Austin, Native Edge is a full-service landscaping business committed to responsibility—to our environment, our community, and our clients.

We create thoughtful landscape designs fully customized to our clients’ lifestyles and budgets. We take care of every last detail to bring them to life, using only the most sustainable practices and exclusively native plants. And we provide ongoing maintenance to keep them thriving.

Our goal is to make an impact on our clients’ landscapes and lives, not on the environment. With our creativity and lifelong passion for landscapes, the work we do is unique: beautiful, transformative, and grounded by years of local landscaping experience.


Landscape Architect & General Manager

While studying to be a landscape architect at Texas Tech, Dillon was first introduced to Native Edge Landscape as a summer intern back in 2014! Three years later, with a bachelor’s degree in hand, Dillon returned to Native Edge to work with some of the same people who helped inspire him along the way.

His combination of hardscape and softscape knowledge means he’s ready to tackle any project, and he knows that whatever he comes up with our team can get it done. His commitment to native plants can trace back all the way to his study abroad trip to Brazil, where he saw the designs of the famous modernist landscape architect, Roberto Burle Marx, close up. Burle Marx was one of the first landscape architects to champion native plants in their designs, and Dillon hopes to continue to champion them with Native Edge for many years to come.

Dalton Phillips

Landscape Designer

Dalton Phillips is a multi-faceted designer and proud LGBTQ creative with a passion for engineering creative solutions across a broad range of design disciplines ranging from Landscape & Interior Design to User Experience & Production Design. Born in Albuquerque NM, pollenated in Austin TX, Dalton is like a hardy flowering perennial, bringing reliable positive attitude and growth mindset to the office everyday. When he is not at the office, he likes to spend his time tending to over 40 tropical house plants and perfecting underwater Aquascapes within his aquarium and terrariums.

Ivana Nikolic

Landscape Designer

Ivana’s bio coming soon!

Landscape Design Assistant

Aaron’s bio coming soon!

Support Staff

Victoria Valdez


Adam Hamilton


Project Management

Jacob Butler

Installation Project Manager

Gilbert Garza

Project Foreman

Crew Leaders

Wyatt Burkhalter

Install Crew Leader

Joe Dragon

Install Crew Leader

Fernando Vences

Install Crew Leader

The Rest of the Team


Install Crew


Install Crew


Install Crew


Install Crew


Install Crew


Install Crew


Install Crew


Install Crew


Install Crew


Install Crew


Install Crew


Install Crew

President & Founder

Rodney Stoutenger

Rodney Stoutenger is a visionary entrepreneur and landscape designer based in Austin, Texas. He is the founder of Rodney Lee Brands, a family of brands that encompasses his passion for creativity and excellence in gardening, landscaping, and all things plants. With a deep-rooted love for nature and a unique perspective on design, Rodney has established himself as a leader in the industry and a trusted resource. Whether it’s through his innovative landscape designs, his engaging presence on television, or his informative and entertaining workshops, Rodney is dedicated to inspiring and educating others about the beauty and benefits of nature.