Category: General

Sep 20

  Awesome News! We made the short list for Austin Chronicle’s Best of Ausitn 2018 poll! But to bring home the prize we need you to vote again! So, head on over to the Austin Chronicle’s website and vote for us in the “Lawn Care/Landscaping” category for their 2018 #BestOfAustin list! Comment below when you’ve cast

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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

By Jill Zimmerman | Leave a comment

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 1

Concrete is a material landscape architects are all too familiar with. Highways are built with it, downtown depends on it, even features that don’t have concrete as the main focal point will often use it somewhere for structural support. However, I want to talk about concrete and its aesthetic achievements.  Long past are the days when a concrete patio was just

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Jul 2

If heat and drought weren’t enough to make you worry about your plants, never forget about those ruthlessly resilient, tiny and terrible, spider mites. I hate spider mites. For the brief few weeks I’ve experienced their presence they’ve completely sucked the life out of my house plants, many of which I was already trying to

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Jun 4

As the summer sun slowly starts to peak over the horizon, many Texans will be traversing  indoors this year to experience that little bit of modern magic we like to call air-conditioning. AC isn’t just a luxury it’s a life-saver, especially in urban settings. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some downfalls. Aside from their contribution to green house gases, old filters and inefficient machines

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May 18

Instagram Likes Oh you know, just another day on the job.. 🕷 #spider #surprise #landscape #lifeofalandscaper #landscape #austin #atxlife #atx #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape

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May 13

Instagram Likes Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers out there! ️ #mothersday #mothersday2018 #atx #atxlife #mom #celebratemom #momsday #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape

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May 1

It’s officially Spring, and in  Austin that means thunderstorms, rain, and with it the occasional flooding. With all that extra water comes an increased risk of damage to local infrastructure, and homes if not properly accounted for. Luckily, more and more cities and individuals are finding creative ways to mitigate and manage these risks with a ‘landscape first” approach that increases our resiliency to natural

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Apr 22

Instagram Likes Happy Earth Day! Be sure to spend at least an hour outside today to celebrate our wonderful Earth and all her natural beauty! #earthday #happyearthday #earthday2018 #atx #atxlife #plants #earth #succulents #ghostplant #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape

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