Jun 11

IMG_2687

Often on this blog when we talk about rain, it’s to discuss the lack of it. However, as you know, we were blessed to have an incredibly wet spring. May being particularly drenched. The rains brought renewal and new life, where drought had destroyed. Plant life we had not seen in years flourished. Wildlife boomed. Lake’s filled. Tree’s produced new growth in a way they had not in years. Unfortunately, as nature often does, her blessings do not come without a cost.

Any sudden change can be dangerous, and we saw that during the historic Memorial Day floods in Central Texas. Tragically, many families lost not only their home’s, but love ones as well.

a image

Mason Royal

Crew Leader

At this moment, I’d like to highlight one employee. Mason Royal is a Crew Leader on our install team. Currently training to be a fire fighter, one conversation with him and you quickly get the understanding that the motivation behind his career path is out of compassion. The destruction in Wimberley pulled at his heart strings and he decided he would spend his weekend doing what he could to help.

Mason approached Native Edge Owner, Rodney, and asked if he could borrow some small equipment for his volunteer work. When Mason mentioned that another member of the team was also interested in traveling with him, Rodney was so inspired by his actions, and thoughtful nature, that together they opened the invitation up to the rest of the team and staff members. Volunteers from every department immediately signed up. After seeing the amount of participation from the company staff, Rodney deployed Mason with a determined crew, truck, trailer, and all the equipment that they felt they possibly needed.

So our team of volunteers hit the road, excited to make a difference in their own backyard – and for that, we want to applaud Mason, Kyle, Jill, Mark, and Jose for their acts of kindness, hard work and dedication to helping others!

a image

Kyle

Installation Foreman

a image

Jill

Designer

a image

Jose

Install Crew

a image

Mark

Maintenance Crew

 

IMG_2659

IMG_2662

IMG_2698

IMG_2699

IMG_2700

IMG_2709

IMG_2713

IMG_2715

IMG_5053

IMG_2716

IMG_2687

IMG_2691

Read more
Jun 9

Man, what an experience and an HONOR. We had a ton of fun and hope you enjoyed the episode (assuming you have seen it). If you have yet to see it, check out where you can watch it here. Here are a few pictures from behind the scenes!

 

IMG_4812

Hardly started and everyone is already feeling the heat.

IMG_4791

Friends and family painting the pergola before its assembled.

IMG_4805

IMG_4792

11379787_1603643249893230_313731437_n

IMG_4970

Dawwwwwwwwwwwww

IMG_4957

Dave got to be a pro at this by the end!


IMG_5020
IMG_4992 IMG_4985 IMG_4978
IMG_4952
IMG_4937 IMG_4915 IMG_4912 IMG_4907 IMG_4894

Greg thinks he's cool.

Greg thinks he’s cool.

IMG_4876 IMG_4870 IMG_4857 IMG_4854 IMG_4839 IMG_4838 IMG_4821 IMG_4813

Cutting up a keg to use for a fountain.

Cutting up a keg to use for a fountain.

IMG_4724

IMG_5007
\IMG_5017\

IMG_4725

IMG_4710

Eight foot pallet wall

IMG_4708

Key water fountain.

IMG_5080

Film crew taking after shots.


IMG_5077 IMG_5063 IMG_5061

IMG_5013

IMG_5004

Yard Crashers’ DP, Producers, and Host relaxing after a SUPER long and hot day.

IMG_4719

Home owners dog enjoying the new grass in front of the new backyard stage

Now thats the face of a satisfied customer.

Now thats the face of a satisfied customer.

IMG_5093

Left to right: Designer Erin, Install Forman Kyle, Marketing Director Jake, Lead Designer/President Rodney, Yard Crashers Host Chris, Yard Crashers DP Esther

Home Owner KiKi's Dad and our associate producer Marie singing at our wrap party.

Home Owner KiKi’s Dad and our associate producer Marie singing at our wrap party.

IMG_4765

 

Read more
Jun 9

30minutes to go!

By Rodney Stoutenger | Leave a comment

30minutes to go! This is the one time we will say "run to your TV!" You definitely don't want to miss out and be the only one not talking about Austin's first ever premiere of #YardCrashers on @diynetwork !!! 9pm CST on #DIYNetwork ! Get to it! #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape #atx #atxlife @nativeedge and @chrislambton13 transform a yard in less then 24hrs in less than 30minutes!!
30minutes to go! This is the one time we will say "run to your TV!" You definitely don't want to miss out and be the only one not talking about Austin's first ever premiere of #YardCrashers on @diynetwork !!! 9pm CST on #DIYNetwork ! Get to it! #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape #atx #atxlife @nativeedge and @chrislambton13 transform a yard in less then 24hrs in less than 30minutes!!

Read more
Jun 9

One hour to go!!

By Rodney Stoutenger | Leave a comment

One hour to go!! Can’t believe it! #YardCrashers on @diynetwork at 9pm CST! Be sure to tune! #hgtv #DIYNetwork #YardCrashers #atx #atxlife #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape
One hour to go!! Can't believe it! #YardCrashers on @diynetwork at 9pm CST! Be sure to tune! #hgtv #DIYNetwork #YardCrashers #atx #atxlife #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape

Read more
Jun 9

Count down starts now! Only 1.5 hours to go!!!! Episode airs on @diynetwork at 9pm CST- Follow us on Twitter to follow the inside scoop with @nativeedge & @chrislambton13 tonight! #YardCrashers #finalcountdown #DIYNetwork #staytuned #atx #atxlife #hgtv
Count down starts now! Only 1.5 hours to go!!!! Episode airs on @diynetwork at 9pm CST- Follow us on Twitter to follow the inside scoop with @nativeedge & @chrislambton13 tonight! #YardCrashers #finalcountdown #DIYNetwork #staytuned #atx #atxlife #hgtv

Read more
Jun 8

24 hours to go! Count down starts now to the first ever Austin Premeire of #YardCrashers on @diynetwork with @chrislambton13 and @nativeedge ! Be sure to tune in tomorrow on #DIYNetwork at 9pm (CST) #nativeedgelandscape #premeire #atx #atxlife #hgtv 24hrCountDown #potd

Read more
Jun 6

This beautiful living wall will soon be hanging in a local coffee shop! With a mix of fun tropicals, these wall planters are sure to make a statement! #atxlife #livingwall #wallplanter #tropical #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape #unique #beauty
This beautiful living wall will soon be hanging in a local coffee shop! With a mix of fun tropicals, these wall planters are sure to make a statement! #atxlife #livingwall #wallplanter #tropical #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape #unique #beauty

Read more
Jun 4

#Tbt to one year ago today when we were in the final hours of our Yard Crashers transformation with Chris Lambton! See for yourself this Monday at 9pm CST ON DIY Network!
#Tbt to one year ago today when we were in the final hours of our #yardcrashers transformation with @chrislambton13 See for yourself this Monday at 9pm CST ON @diynetwork

Read more
Jun 3

back-05-afterThis fun and young family moved to this South Austin neighborhood to be closer to friends and family. However, their new home’s outdoor entertaining space and lack of landscape felt underwhelming and unwelcoming. The only redeeming feature was their yard backing up to the greenbelt. Our mission was to design a landscape that was not only perfect for their area, but fit their young, fun and busy professional lifestyle.

For the front yard, we complimented the entryway with a mix of modern cut natural stone complemented with water wise plantings. Metal planters, beds of succulents and decomposed granite, as well as other xeriscape features reduced the amount of turf, leaving just enough for their neighborhood movie nights!

In the backyard, we expanded their entertaining space by defining several new spaces; a stone patio for cooking and lounging, a children’s play area with climbing wall and custom dragon made out of recycled tires, and a washer pit where they can host local tournaments. As custom gas fire pit act as a focal point for the various areas, and provides light and heat as the days get shorter.  All of this transitions smoothly into the greenbelt. Giving their yard an endless feel.

Continue reading »

Jun 3

What is he doing to that keg?! Find out in 6 days on our episode of Yard Crashers! June 8th at 9pm CST on DIY Network!

Read more