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Best of Houzz 2023 Winner

by Heather Day / February 15, 2023

AUSTIN, TX, February 15, 2023 – Native Edge Landscape of Austin, TX has won a “Best of Houzz” award for Customer Service on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, including the all-in-one software solution for industry professionals. The fifteen year-old landscape design firm with a focus on sustainable practices and exclusively native plants was chosen by the millions of homeowners that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 3 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

Best of Houzz awards are given annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including a pro's overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2022.

“Best of Houzz 2023” badges appear on winners’ profiles as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help the more than 65 million homeowners and home design enthusiasts on Houzz to identify popular and top-rated home professionals for their projects.

"On behalf of the entire team at Native Edge Landscape, we are honored to receive the 2023 Customer Service award from Houzz. This marks the fifth time we have been recognized for our exceptional service, and we are thrilled to have won a total of seven Best of Houzz awards,” said Rodney Stoutenger, president and founder of Native Edge Landscape. “We are grateful for the opportunity to share our dedication to sustainable landscape design with the Houzz community and to connect with homeowners who share our passion for creating beautiful outdoor spaces that reflect their unique needs and preferences. Thank you to Houzz for this recognition and for providing a platform that allows us to showcase our work and connect with clients who appreciate our commitment to exceptional service and sustainable design."

"We are thrilled to highlight incredibly talented and customer-driven pros from the Houzz community through the Best of Houzz awards," said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. "At Houzz, we strive to support professionals from building their brands and attracting clients, to managing their business efficiently and profitably, and collaborating with clients. The Best of Houzz awards provide a distinctive mark of credibility for homeowners looking for pros on Houzz. We congratulate all the winners for everything they’ve accomplished in 2022 and look forward to seeing their work and positive reviews in the year ahead."

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Native Edge Landscape Awarded Best of Houzz 2022

by Rowan Marney / January 27, 2022

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.

This is the 10 year anniversary of the Best of Houzz awards program. Badges are awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design awards honor professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including a pro's overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2021.

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Have you gotten your hands on the latest issue of Austin Home magazine?

by Rodney Stoutenger / May 31, 2016

[igp-video src="" poster="" size="large"][igp-likes] Instagram LikesHave you gotten your hands on the latest issue of Austin Home magazine? Check it out! Two articles in a row covering 4 of our projects! First, check out our landscape and studio collaboration with McKinney York Architects in the cover story on page 86. Then flip on over to page 94 to read "Three yards, Three Budgets, Three Makeovers" showcasing a diverse selection of our previous projects! #atx #atxlife #landscapedesign

A Little Construction, a Little Interior, and a Little Landscape Bring Together a Whole Lotta Greatness

by Rodney Stoutenger / May 28, 2016

A little construction, a little interior, and landscape to bring together a whole lotta greatness! Make sure to check out the summer issue of @austin_monthly Austin Home Magazine! Multiple projects inside to check out from multiple perspectives! Be sure to check out the cover article and our featured article where we explore multiple projects all with different needs and budgets![igp-likes] Instagram LikesA little construction, a little interior, and landscape to bring together a whole lotta greatness! Make sure to check out the summer issue of @austin_monthly Austin Home Magazine! Multiple projects inside to check out from multiple perspectives! Be sure to check out the cover article and our featured article where we explore multiple projects all with different needs and budgets! #atx #atxfamous #nativeedgelandscape #modern #designbuild #landscapearchitecture #landscapedesign #landscapeconstruction

Native Edge Sends Help To Wimberley

by Jake / June 11, 2015

IMG_2687Often 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.
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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![row][columns count="3"]
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Native Edge Landscape of Austin Tx Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award For the Second Year in a Row

by Jake / January 20, 2015

Best Of Houzz 2015
Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building,  Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World
Austin, Tx, January 20, 2015 – Native Edge Landscape of Austin has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The local landscape design/build firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.This is the second year in a row, that Native Edge Landscape has been bestowed with this honor.The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.“We are so excited to once again receive this award!” said Rodney Stoutenger, President and Lead Designer of Native Edge. “Each year we strive to push our company to higher and higher levels of excellence. I’m so proud of my team and the hard work they have put into making this company a success.” Stoutenger adds “From the beginning, this company has been about doing things differently. This positive response really speaks to the level of commitment we have for our customers.”Native Edge Landscape, was founded in 2008 as Owner Rodney Stoutenger became more and more frustrated with the hassles commonly plaguing the residential landscape industry. “I wanted to fix the disconnect between the design, installation and maintenance of projects,” said Rodney. “Often a designer hands off their work to a customer and they are left to fend for themselves. A new landscape is already a heavy investment, and having to coordinate the frustrating process of installing the landscape should not be a headache for the customer to take on. At Native Edge Landscape, we provide an integrated and personalized process, walking with the customer through every step of the operation.”“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Native Edge Landscape among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Native Edge Landscape, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.Follow Native Edge Landscape, LLC on Houzz our view their website at http://NativeEdgeLandscape.comAbout Native Edge Landscape, LLCNative Edge Landscape, LLC is an Austin, TX local landscape design company focusing in eco-friendly landscape design and practices. They specialize in utilizing green gardening techniques such as native and drought resistant plants, xeriscaping, and recycled/local materials. Offering design, installation and maintenance services, their goal is to make make every step as seamless as possible for the homeowner.Native Edge Landscape – Responsible Landscapes for a Sustainable FutureAbout HouzzHouzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information, visit

Austin Water to Add More Rules to Stage Three Restrictions

by Jake / January 16, 2015

Originally posted to by Eleanor BeckAUSTIN – Even with the recent rain in Central Texas, it hasn't fallen in the right places to help alleviate drought conditions.The Austin Water Utility is hoping for the best but planning for the worst, and one business says homeowners are preparing, too.As little as one year ago, convincing a homeowner to convert to a xeriscaped yard, a process that uses native plants that naturally need less water, would have taken a strong sales pitch, according to Native Edge President Rodney Stoutenger."We used to have to give the 'native speech' on why it's beneficial, we no longer have to do that it's typically brought to us," he said.There's been a fundamental shift, he says, in his customers' attitudes, no longer prioritizing growing green as much as going green."People are relieving themselves of the duty of having a green, pristine, estate lawn to switching to a drought tolerant landscape," said Stoutenger.A smart move as lake levels continue to drop.As of Jan. 15, Lake Travis and Lake Buchanan are about 34 percent full, low enough to keep Austin in stage two restrictions.See current lake levels from LCRAIn stage two, watering is allowed once a week. In stage three, watering will still be allowed once a week but for fewer hours. In stage four, no outdoor watering is permitted, according to Derma Gross, Austin Water Conservation Division Manager.A tough transition, she acknowledges. Austin Water put it to the public Thursday night: help us find a compromise.Austin Water is essentially proposing instituting the emergency equivalent of 'stage 3.5', something more severe than stage three but less severe than stage four.Gross says depending on feedback, that could include additional regulations on business like carwashes and landscapers.They also want the public's help to establish a lake level trigger for stage four restrictions. Currently, none exists.Thursday was the first of two meetings on this issue tonight. The second meeting will be held Feb. 19. Austin Water is aiming to have a fully formed plan for what additional stage three restrictions could look like by March 1.Stoutenger agrees, creating tiers within stage three would be helpful."I think jumping from stage three to stage four without any tiers or without any step in between will be very drastic. And I think there's going to be backlash," said StoutengerIn the meantime, there are other ways to cut back. He estimates a xeriscaped yard uses about 50 percent less water than a traditional lawn.

Native Edge on KVUE tonight!

by Rodney Stoutenger / January 15, 2015

Tune in to KVUE News tonight at 10pm! Our lead designer Rodney will be talking about drought tolerant native landscapes! #kvue #droughtTolerant #landscape #landscapedesign #landscapeArchitecture #native #atx #drought #news #atxlife #austin #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape UPDATE: See the video here!"/

Introducing Our Pet Waste Removal Service!

by Jake / February 19, 2014

Charlie Approved

Let us take care of your dirty work next time we mow your lawn! For more information, visit give us a call: (512) 507-2006!

Introducing Our Newest Designer: Erin Phillips

by Jake / February 13, 2014

Erin's Profile PicA truly dynamic and outgoing personality, Erin loves to make every stage of her designs fun and engaging.  Never one to back down from a challenge, she is a pro at finding unique solutions to problematic landscapes. With an artistic eye and an extensive education (a Major in Art History from Humboldt State, a Major in Geography & Planning, a Minor in Agriculture from Chico State University and her Associate Horticulture and Landscape Design degree from Butte College) she is more than equipped to handle whatever unique requests customers throw at her.More About Erin Favorite Places: The fabulous climate here in Austin allows me to spend free time outside including playing volleyball at Zilker Park, and swimming and hiking in the Greenbelt. You might catch me noshing on the East Side or sitting down at any of the brilliant restaurants on South Lamar.Favorite things about Native Edge: My background is in Art, Agriculture, and Geography, so Landscape Design has been a perfect career fit.  Having an affection for the outdoors and the plants within it, designing with native species just makes sense to me.  Working with Native Edge allows me an amazing opportunity to combine art and nature.  Designing landscapes is like painting with a living, growing medium. I couldn’t be any happier doing this work everyday!There wont be a landscape problem I’m not ready to tackle.  Shoot me an email and we can get started finding creative solutions for your yard, or just if you’re ready to have a gorgeous garden installation!Contact Erin: (512) 677-4579, [email protected]Find Erin Online: PinterestHouzz Read all about all of our staff on our "About Us" page.