May 1

This time of year, every drop of water is important! With summer quickly approaching, it is a good idea to test your irrigation system for any leaks, wear and tear, over-spraying, or lack of coverage. You can easily do a quick test of your own irrigation to be sure there is no water being wasted, and that your system is not causing run-off.

To perform your own test, run through each zone for at least 2-4 minutes and keep a look out for pooling water, over-spraying onto concrete areas, and breaks or leaks throughout the system. Since the water is high pressure, you can typically see an area of erosion or a hole in soils, mulches or top dresses where water may be leaking.

Another great way to prevent wasted water in the landscape is by keeping all parts and pieces of your irrigation system, including nozzles, up to date! We learn more every day, and more efficient systems are now available on the market. If your system is 8+ years old, it is a great idea to have this thoroughly checked out by a professional.

During our Maintenance Programs, these are areas of concern that we commonly check and repair as quickly as possible. However, you can also schedule a one-time service visit with Native Edge to have your system checked with a quick run through!

The City of Austin also offers wonderful service checks and rebates to keep your irrigation up to date.

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May 1

For the fifth year in a row, Native Edge Landscape will be sponsoring the Violet Crown Festival! The festival will take place on May 6th from 10am to 5pm in Brentwood Park. We will be creating and decorating a temporary garden to corral Domino the Pig. The plants will be donated to Brentwood Elementary School after the event.

Native Edge got its start in Crestview, and we have many loyal customers in the neighborhood. We believe in giving back, and invite you to join us at this year’s Violet Crown Festival to support local businesses, artists, musicians, and community members. Be sure to snap a selfie with Domino, the neighborhood mascot!

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Apr 17
Apr 17
Rodney Stoutenger

Landscape and a Haircut! ️

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Landscape & a haircut! ️

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Landscape & a haircut! ️ #haircut #barber #atxlife #lifeofalandscaper #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape #atx #atxbarber #landscape

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Apr 10

You should re-stain your deck before the weather gets too hot and your wood too dry! The best way to accomplish this is by wetting down your deck and scrubbing it with a biodegradable wood cleaner and a stiff-bristel brush. This will remove all of the dirt and grime, and prepare the wood for staining. Rinse this, and allow the deck to thoroughly dry before applying your stain. There are lots of stain colors and styles available on the market, so be sure to speak with a professional about which is best for you and your space!

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Apr 10
Hayley Tiefenthaler

What’s Our Edge?

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Every day I have new customers ask me what sort of services Native Edge Landscape can provide, and every day I have the same answer – We can do whatever you want.

Native Edge is a full-service, completely custom landscape design company. I spoke with our designers to get a better understanding of what this means. “We will walk you through every step of the process, from design, presentation, plant selection, material selection, as well as finish out pieces,” Lead Designer Rodney Stoutenger explained. “Our process is intuitive, which means it is built around your lifestyle needs and how you use your space.”

This is what sets Native Edge apart from other full-service landscape design companies. “We become a part of the family for a short time,” Rodney continued. “The amount of involvement we have is part of the investment we make in creating a comprehensive, cohesive plan to incorporate how you live into the design of your yard.”

My favorite example of this is the shed Designer Jill Zimmerman conceptualized. “When you think of a shed you pretty much know what it will look like. The custom one we created has spaces between the slats so vines could grow up it, the roof matched the roofline of their garage, and since it backed up to the garage we were able to save money by not building a fourth wall. That shed was almost as much the customer’s design as it was mine. We worked within the means of that space to come up with something that really fit what they were looking for.”

Jill’s favorite custom landscape that Native Edge constructed is one of Rodney’s designs. “That was an old house that the customer remodeled to add a second floor. They ended up with one big pitched roof and just grass in the front. They wanted something that made the space more intimate and welcoming,” Rodney said.

“We built a low seating wall to create a courtyard that is the same angle out into the yard as the roof. So it tied into the architecture of the house and created a really cool space.” You can also see how he mimicked the existing circular deck with curved metal edging.

These are just a few examples of the custom features our designers create every day here at Native Edge. Your property is only limited by you as a customer and your designer’s creativity. When you receive a design from Native Edge, it will be completely customized because it will be literally designed around you.

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Mar 24
Jill Zimmerman

Desert Vibes

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Mar 20
Rodney Stoutenger

Happy First Day of Spring!

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Happy First Day of Spring! Hope you each get to spend some time out in this wonderful weather we are having today! These were found by our bookkeeper Carol-lee just outside our office on her daily midday walk.

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Happy First Day of Spring! Hope you each get to spend some time out in this wonderful weather we are having today! These #bluebonnets were found by our bookkeeper Carol-lee just outside our office on her daily midday walk. #atx #atxlife #spring #nativeedge #landscapedesign #landscapearchitecture #spring2017 #firstDayOfSpring

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Mar 17

Progress pic of one of our current projects happening now! You won't believe this transformation!

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Progress pic of one of our current projects happening now! You won’t believe this transformation! #spring #austin #landscapedesign #landscapeconstruction #deck #fountain #pavers #veggiebeds #atx #atxlife #nativeedgelandscape #nativeedge

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Mar 15

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Native Edge Landscape is growing! We’re now hiring Landscape Designers! Do you have an eye for design and love native plants? Apply today! #nowhiring #atxjobs #landscapedesign #landscape #design #copic #timelapse #austin #atx #atxdesign #joinourteam #nativeedgelandscape #nativeedge @copicmarker @micron_drawings

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