Jill Zimmerman

Jill Zimmerman

Designer

Jill’s education and project management experience, give her a winning combination for the Native Edge Design team! While studying Landscape Architecture at the University of Idaho & Environmental Design at the University of Minnesota, she was active in several campus and community projects. At the Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCEI), Jill worked on stream and bike path clean up and planning. She was also a Design Consultant assisting UMN graduate students in their development of an expert system for the blind, as well as work as a Design Assistant directly with the campus where she managed, and prepared landscape plans and estimations - and served as the main contact for contractors during any campus construction! 

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Posts By Jill

Oct 3

 

After this home was completely rebuilt in the established Barton Hills neighborhood, the landscape needed a reboot to match the new modern/contemporary house.  To update the style, we replaced the cracked solid driveway with concrete ribbons and gravel that lines up with the garage. We built a retaining to hold back the sloped, problematic front yard. This leveled out a buffer space of plantings near the curb helping to create a welcoming accent for guests. We also introduced a comfortable pathway to transition through the yard into the new courtyard space, balancing out the scale of the house with the landscape.

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Sep 19

Wanting to mimic some of their favorite downtown bars and patios, this customer opted to remove their huge obtrusive pergola that was already in disrepair. In it’s place, we designed three separate spaces that overflow into one another, divided and softened by borderless plantings and low raised planters and ornamental trees. To address major drainage issues, we utilized rain barrels to ease and redirect water captured from the gutters.
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Sep 12

Zilker Native Chic

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This yard was transformed from a bland bilder basic to a fun and lush xeriscaped entry way. To make the yard feel bigger, we removed the driveway and used gravel from end to end, creating an open, borderless planting and patio space across the entire front yard. For extra security and privacy, a fence was added along the front, which features an automatic gate for easy use as they come and go. With the limestone facade being one of the customers least favorite features of the house, we planted fig ivy vines to grow and cover it.

 

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Aug 30

 

This project is another example of how to maximize small spaces. This customer’s small Brentwood yard was centered around their new plunge pool. However, the existing pavers and layout left much to be desired. We reworked the pavers to create usable spaces and clean lines, and a vines and lighting work with the custom pergola to increase the privacy and add a soft vertical element to encourage the intimate feel of the space. Two other structures block the pool equipment and AC compressor from sight. This reduces the visual weight of these areas and allows the eye to focus on the crown jewel of the space… the pool.

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Aug 22

Brentwood Oasis

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Before we arrived, this back yard oasis had all of the water and none of the greenery! Installing a pool can be majorly damaging to your yard. To combat that we added raised planter beds with colorful plantings and fine textured foliage. To create a private space for the couple to relax in we also installed trellises and bamboo to soften the edges. Black star gravel and decomposed granite give it that beautiful and easy-going final touch.

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Mar 16

Sxsw means….

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Instagram Likes Sxsw means…. Planting season is upon us! #plantingseason #springbreak #fridayvibes #sxsw2018 #atx

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May 23

Instagram Likes #flamegang #finishedproduct #customfirepit #texaslimestone

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Apr 17

Instagram Likes #coloryourworld #raingarden #deckparty #firepitz

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Apr 17

Instagram Likes Inking has begun on this open concept backyard with rain garden #circulationpatterns #notsobasic #designforliving

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Mar 24

Desert Vibes

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Instagram Likes #desertvibes

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