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Corten Steel: Your Next Custom Project

by Rowan Marney / June 4, 2022

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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Hilltop Haven

by Dillon Tuttle / December 11, 2021

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.

Project Info

Designer: Dillon Tuttle
Project date: December 11, 2021
Price range: $200,000 - $500,000

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Mount Bonnell Native Oasis

by Dillon Tuttle / June 24, 2021

We have had the pleasure of working on multiple projects for this property over the past few years! It has been great to watch the property change and turn into the native oasis it is today! The most important aspect of this property that the owner wanted to maintain was that all the plantings were native to Central Texas. The back of the property was filled with native plantings around the pool, and the property owner wanted a cohesive look with her beds in the front yard that had become overgrown. We removed the old plants and added in some of the same native plantings that were found in her back yard. Yaupon Holly was added along the property line to provide extra privacy from the neighbors and flowering natives were clustered to make the property more pollinator friendly!

Another request from the owner was that we make the property more inviting during the evenings. We added in some outdoor lighting to highlight the trees, as well as lighting that illuminated the pathway up to the house and around the back of the property. This added a dreamy element to the space, making the property more inviting to guests.

Project Info

Designer: Dillon Tuttle
Project date: June 24, 2021
Price range: $100,000 - $150,000

Hudson Bend Hilltop Estate

by Dillon Tuttle / November 3, 2020

These homeowners came to us wanting to update their property with new plantings at the street, which matched the existing landscaping of the neighborhood, as well as update the various beds around their foundation. The existing beds throughout the property became overgrown and needed a bit of breathing room to allow space for the new plants to fill in. The old vegetation was ripped out and replaced with both native, and adapted plants.

The wooded area in the backyard was rid of debris, and a drainage system was added using the rocks that were in their previous landscape design. Not only were the materials able to be recycled, they are now used to help prevent continued erosion of the hillside by taking the water from the sloped driveway and giving it a path toward the woods. Limestone was the chosen replacement because it is cohesive with the neighbor’s landscaping and the pre-existing stairs in the backyard. Blocks of limestone were used to line the new beds and build a new fire pit to accessorize the beautiful view!

Project Info

Designer: Dillon Tuttle
Project date: November 3, 2020
Price range: $75,000 - $100,000

The Native Allure

by Erin Crespo / October 6, 2020

Image from Hyde Park Modern Retreat – Front Yard

A well-planned landscape can foster community not only for ourselves, but for our landscape as well.


Natives. Most often looked to for their durability and natural stamina in our climate, but a delicious benefit that can be overlooked is the relationships they nurture with wildlife.

Image from Oak Hill Country Estate

Curating a palette of native plants can invite some of our most beloved guests into our gardens. Tubular, nectar-rich flowers can attract hummingbirds flitting from snack to snack. Flat rocks and a wide arrangement of blooms lure in butterflies for rest and sustenance.

Image from Hyde Park Adaptable Landscape

Tiny tree houses, feeders and soft flowing water appeal to many kinds of birds and Fall is a wonderful time to witness an array of them on their annual migration. These are the guests to our homes that fill us with surprise and wonder.

Image from Barton Springs Cottage Community

The restorative quality of nature is a treat that can be integrated into your landscape. Our choices in design can draw or deter desired wildlife to make a seasonal refuge in our gardens or venture elsewhere.  With the right combination of plants and placement, you can become a steward to species that bring you peace and joy.

Image from Boulden Creek Retreat

Another beautiful part of using native and adapted plants is it’s an excellent way to stay connected to our environment. There is an aesthetic to our local plant palette that is unique to our area and it’s creatures.


Everything has a purpose, everything plays into the whole. When crafting a space where plans and plants come together in a unique and complimentary goal we get to experience the seasons through their interactions within our landscape including blooms and wildlife.

Image from Zilker Native Chic

 

New mulch makes everything better!

by Rodney Stoutenger / May 2, 2019

New #mulch makes everything better! Not only does it improve soil structure, help retain moisture, and limit weed growth it also looks fantastic. It’s so fun to work in such a lush and green space near #bartoncreek!

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Best Of Austin 2018 Voting!

by Jake / September 20, 2018

 

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 your vote!

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Below is a list of other local businesses and organizations we think deserve your support and love as well!

Oh you know, just another day on the job.. 🕷

by Rodney Stoutenger / May 18, 2018

Oh you know, just another day on the job.. 🕷

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

Custom metal trellises

by Rodney Stoutenger / February 21, 2018

Custom metal trellises, custom zen inspired railing and decking, and rain water collection! What more could we have delivered on for this awesome customer?! Can’t wait to share more pics soon!

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Custom metal trellises, custom zen inspired railing and decking, and rain water collection! What more could we have delivered on for this awesome customer?! Can’t wait to share more pics soon! #deck #metal #zen #landscape #landscapephotography #landscapedesign #landscapearchitecture #austin #atx #austinlandscape #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape

Holiday Tree Recycling

by Erin Spencer / December 4, 2017

“Don’t throw away your Christmas tree; give it another life by recycling it! City of Austin curbside customers can recycle their trees by leaving them at the curb on their regular collection day. All other residents can drop trees off at Zilker Park.”

“The Zilker Drop Off times are on the weekends, from DEC 30-JAN 7. Check out the website for more details. 

“Trees collected will be turned into mulch and will be available for free on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Jan. 18, 9 a.m.”