After these homeowners moved from a modern house in east Austin out to the hill country of Georgetown, they wanted to modernize their landscaping without clashing with their new home. The pre-existing, overgrown beds provided a great shape, so the designer decided to reenforce them with metal edging, and fill them with drought tolerant perennials and structural plants that look great year round. The old plantings had become untamed, shrouding the home and leaving little room to breathe. The new xeriscape was designed to be minimal and sporadic, leaving plenty of room for the new plants to grow into the space. Pea gravel and river rock where the chosen top dressings instead of traditional mulch to keep with the modern theme of the landscaping. Outdoor lighting was added to create depth throughout the property. Not only were they added against the home, they were added to every tree in the front yard, lighting the entire area with a warm, welcoming glow.
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What a change! Over the ten year period of living in his home, this customer had watched more and more of his lawn die year after year with the hot summers. Enough was enough he decided, so in stepped Native Edge Landscape. This property went from a dwindling, water hogging lawn, to a property that has tastefully placed plantings and focal features. We had the challenge of creating an "all gravel" yard, without creating a stark and sterile aesthetic. We are pleased with our "Cacti Paradise" results!Read More »Cacti Paradise