May 20

A Design in Progress

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New design coming soon! #landscape #landscapedesign #landscapeArchitecture #atx #copic #markers #color #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape
New design coming soon! #landscape #landscapedesign #landscapeArchitecture #atx #copic #markers #color #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape

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May 20

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With a passion for entertaining both children and adults, this family needed a flexible and usable space. Additionally, recent construction had changed the family’s greenbelt view, into an industrial eye sore.  Taking cues from the modern interior decorating of the house, we revitalized this tired and tiny back yard into an open and flowing oasis of fun and functionality.

A low maintenance, drought tolerant plant palette was a must for this busy family, and is reflected in our plant choices of ornamental grasses and agaves. A custom constructed swing complements and anchors the play area, without visually invading the overall esthetic of the yard. The swings construction will easily accommodate a hammock as the children get older.  The implantation of bamboo screening hides the new industrial area by blending the space into the surrounding greenbelt. Custom cedar benches provide additional seating and are complimented by large custom metal planters to anchor the space. Removing large areas of struggling grass and replacing it with limestone and black gravel, creates a perfect area for larger groups to mingle.   With distinct areas for children play, adult seating and  “free range socializing” this small space is ready for big parties. 

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May 14

There is so much happening on this project we’ve had to divide it into two parts for ya! Make sure you check out the Front Yard.

Truly, one of Native Edge’s Crown Jewels, this project is one of our all time favorites. When the homeowner moved in, this property’s dated landscape had become a disjointed overgrown mess. The customer’s requirements for this space were to increase the entertainment space, a modern and natural zen feel, better access between the various areas of the yard, and a Art Studio that could double as guest quarters.

We tripped the amount of outdoor entertaining space with three main areas; outdoor living, lounge area, and space for the dogs. A custom gas fire pit comes off the studio area to anchor the entertaining area. The furniture chosen for this section stacks on itself to create a obelisk; when not in use, allows additional square footage for the patio and doubles as an interesting visual.

We brought in our friends at McKinney York Architects to help us design and build this world class studio. For the outdoor shower we designed and built a custom iron shower caddy nick-named “The Butler.” The butler stands at attention, discreetly holding your towels and toiletries while you shower. The studio is anchored by a raised turf area to soften the hardscape, and offer a place for the dogs to lay, while the artist is at work!

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May 13

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There is so much happening on this project we’ve had to divide it into two parts for ya! Make sure you check out the Back Yard.

This Hyde Park cottage had recently undergone a beautiful indoor renovation, and was in desperate need of an outdoor facelift to match.

In the front yard, our primary focus was to create an open and enhanced entry way. We used terracing to build a level limestone walkway that refocused the attention to the entry of the house, creating a more welcoming and usable feel. Terracing also helped us create defined planting spaces for visual interest as well as helping with proper drainage and erosion control. Plants that would grow naturally in the cracks and crevices of the wall were selected to soften the hardscapes, and help reduce the urban heat effect. With the addition of a small water feature, we were also able to provide wildlife with a safe and natural habitat!

 

 


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May 11
May 10

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful Moms in the world! #mothersday #CelebrateMom #momsday #atx #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Moms in the world! #mothersday #CelebrateMom #momsday #atx #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape

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May 9

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. This adorable Poppy has managed to survive through a crack in a retaining wall! #poppy #atxlife #red #TheStruggleIsReal #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape
Where there's a will, there's a way. This adorable Poppy has managed to survive through a crack in a retaining wall! #poppy #atxlife #red #TheStruggleIsReal #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape

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May 5

This beauty has been growing in our own back yard for weeks! Can’t wait to see this beauty bloom!
This beauty has been growing in our own back yard for weeks! Can't wait to see this beauty bloom! #agave #octopusagave #atxlife #BloomAndGrowForever #nature #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape #blueskies #texas

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May 4

So excited to take part in this years OutYouth Gala to celebrate their 25 years of success! This succulent arrangement will be donated, along with a Landscape Design gift certificate and be present at the silent auction! Be there for your chance to win this Saturday May 9th! #OutYouth #OutYouth25 #outyouthgala #atx #atxlife #donation #goodcause #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape
So excited to take part in this years OutYouth Gala to celebrate their 25 years of success! This succulent arrangement will be donated, along with a Landscape Design gift certificate and be present at the silent auction! Be there for your chance to win this Saturday May 9th! #OutYouth #OutYouth25 #outyouthgala #atx #atxlife #donation #goodcause #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape

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Apr 29

New design on deck!

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New design on deck! This design for a small contemporary courtyard space is solving many issues by reducing some urban heat, eliminating lawn, and reducing the water consumption in some creative ways! Stay tuned for more! #landscapedesign #landscapeArchitecture #design #reducereuserecycle #xeriscape #atx #atxlife #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape
New design on deck! This design for a small contemporary courtyard space is solving many issues by reducing some urban heat, eliminating lawn, and reducing the water consumption in some creative ways! Stay tuned for more! #landscapedesign #landscapeArchitecture #design #reducereuserecycle #xeriscape #atx #atxlife #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape

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