Aug 6

These homeowners came to us with a solid foundation to go on, but wanted the space to be more practical for their lifestyle while still being a little eclectic. They had just completed a recent landscape job with a previous firm, but wanted to add some important finishing touches to fully encompass what they had been dreaming of for their space. Privacy from their backyard neighbors, new grass with irrigation, and a fenced in area out front for their dog were their top priorities.

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Aug 6

The Monarch Butterfly was recently added to the endangered species list which means helping them out is more important than ever! In this blog we will discuss plants and other items you can easily add into your landscaping to provide food, water, and shelter for these important little butterflies!

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Jun 4

Corten Steel can give your space a rustic yet modern feel while lasting for years. 


Living in Austin, you’re bound to see Corten Steel incorporated into landscaping. Not only does it look nice, it lasts longer than any other material you could use for raised planters. Let’s take a look at all the benefits, as well as view some examples where Corten steel has helped elevate a space.

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Apr 13

We at Native Edge Landscape want to thank you for visiting our property during the 2022 Austin Outdoor Living Tour! We are eager to share our favorite project from this past year with you. Feel free to grab a drink and find some of our team around the property to discuss the features of the space as well as any future landscaping goals you may have yourself!

In this blog we are going to discuss the details about the features that are found on this property, as well as look at how this all came together so beautifully.

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Jan 27

Native Edge Landscape of Austin, TX 

Awarded Best of Houzz 2022

2022 people’s choice award highlights top home professionals among the Houzz community, based on quality service and most popular designs

Austin, United States, January 27, 2022Native Edge Landscape of Austin, Texas has won two “Best of Houzz” awards for Design & Customer Service on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Grown from seed in Austin, the 14-year old full-service landscaping business was chosen by the millions of homeowners that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.7 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

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Jan 7

We have exciting news! We were featured in the newest season of Queer Eye on Netflix along with our sister company, Garden Seventeen! You can catch us on season 6 episode 6 titled “Community Allied”. Garden Seventeen provided plants, pots, and fountains, while our team did all the hard work in transforming Dr. Jereka Thomas’s space. This yard transformation was the largest in Queer Eye history, and we are so thrilled to have been a part of pulling it off! It was great meeting and working with Bobby and the rest of the designers and production team. Let us know what you think of Dr. Jereka Thomas’s transformation!

Below, we have some behind the scenes shots from the hero’s home, as well as some screen captures from the episode!

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Jan 6

These homeowners came to us with the desire to turn their basic grass lawn into a fun hangout space. In the new design, they wanted a large patio, a gathering place for a fire pit, native plantings, outdoor lighting, and a grassy area to accommodate yard games and the family dog all while addressing some drainage concerns! A designated space was left to accommodate the future hot tub; Designer Erin included pre-built steps in her plans when designing the layout of the patio so that they would have easy access in the future.

A cut out was added to the deck to leave an area for a water feature to be installed, and to give the deck additional interest and sharp angles to mirror zig-zag bridges found in traditional Asian style landscapes. The Gabian wall was added to help define the space while also giving a variation of texture from patio to lawn. The water feature itself was inspired by the Japanese bamboo “deer-scarer”; Erin’s interpretation uses the corten metal instead of the traditional bamboo. The issues and concerns with drainage were addressed with a French Drain and dry creek bed with also gave interest and a sense of movement to the landscape. Our final task was to add a small planting area to the front of the home to dress up the entry and bring a cohesive feel to the entire home.

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Dec 11

Hilltop Haven

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These homeowners have a beautiful hill country property and were looking to match the aesthetic of the home with an updated landscape design. The primary goals for this project included completing the landscape left unfinished around the existing pool, replacing as much lawn as possible with native plants to attract pollinators and birds, and reimagining the front yard hillside. Custom entry stairs and a bridge were added with steel raised planters to give dimension to the sloping walkway to include a formal path to the front door for guest parking at the street. The bridge gives a clear path over a dry creek drainage system made with river rocks, giving excess water a clear path to follow that avoids important areas of the home and landscaping. We added a custom address marker as well as a few bubbling boulder water features in the front and back yard to provide interest and water source for wildlife.

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Nov 9

We sat down with the experts over at Garden Seventeen to create the ultimate planting and care guide for your landscaping this fall and winter! The specific products we discuss will link to their online store where you can place online orders for curbside pickup. For any and all help with landscaping upkeep, seasonal planting, and other general maintenance, contact us today! We would love to help your landscaping look great year round.

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Oct 8

 

This mid-century ranch makeover was designed to create an exciting outdoor living space to compliment the homeowners’ in-ground pool and outdoor movie theatre. We wanted the unique style of the home to extend into their outdoor space. Architectural plants paired with the movement of softer flowers and grasses blend into a visually striking and relaxing space for this young family to entertain and enjoy! Texture was a big influence in this landscape with a mix of hardscape and foliage to fuse the space into a modern rustic charm. Windmill palms, cacti, and yuccas were paired with flowering perennials and ornamental grasses to provide seasonal bursts of color and amplify the southwestern ambiance.

Cafe lights and hitching-post towel racks were selected for a cozy and eccentric Austin flare. Artificial Turf was installed to replace the pre-existing pea gravel to soften the landscape and create a more pet-friendly backyard for their dog to play in. An outdoor kitchen with a raised countertop for extra seating was built within access of two doors for hosting and cleaning convenience. With this backyard makeover, the hosting possibilities are endless!

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