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Aug 1

This couple had just built a new house on the outskirts of Austin and were in need of some new landscaping to go with it. For their large slopped yard they wanted limestone boulders to break up the space and keep it natural while a flagstone patio and fire pit could be the fun focal point to the design.

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Aug 1

This past month as I was skimming through the vast catalogues of pinterest boards and  landscape portfolios I came across a simple, but wonderfully executed, blog called Drawn to Garden by Erin Lau. After looking through her website I felt compelled to try out my artistic chops and create a perspective drawing (shown below) following the guide she laid out in her blog

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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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Apr 2

Here at Native Edge we love Spring! However, we know we’re not alone in saying sometimes there can be too much of a good thing. Pollen is one of the most common allergens in the United States and aside from taking allergy shots, or antihistamines, the best way to diminish symptoms is to avoid the allergen altogether. That’s why we’re

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Mar 19

We’ve been nominated for an Armadillo Award but we need your vote to win! The Armadillo Awards celebrate the unique culture of local business in Austin and Native Edge has been nominated in both the Austin Customer Experience and Community Champion categories. Be vocal for local and VOTE for us. www.ibuyaustin.com/dillovotes   We also invite

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Mar 5

Everyone knows a well-fed lawn is a happy lawn, but in order to avoid having pounds of fertilizer empty into local waterways, without much growth to show for it, it’s important to do your reading first.    Below, I’ve compiled list list of key questions from the Texas AgriLife Extension Service you should consider before taking the plunge: 1. W H A T  T Y P

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Mar 5

When people talk about making renovations to their house what they are ultimately thinking is resale, resale, resale. Even before the show “Fixer Upper” hit the scene it seemed like every city had their own version of the “Flip or Flop” formula. Invest in key areas of the house and end up with a profit,

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Feb 5

It’s February, and that means the season for romance is finally upon us. While a bouquet of roses might easily impress, when it comes to landscaping, in my opinion, there’s nothing more romantic than a trellis. Big and small, wood and wiring, here’s my list (in no particular order) for the top ten trellis designs

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Jan 3

In Austin, when someone says they’re worried about how the weather will affect their plants, that usually means  heat or drought. However, every winter there always seems to be that one cold snap that takes out half your garden bed without you realizing it, and you’re left feeling  completely confused.  That’s why we’re here to help! Here are our tips for

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