Tag: garden

May 23

Instagram Likes Just doodling away on this gloomy Austin day! Another great design almost ready for presentation – this site is on Lake Austin and will be sure to create an amazing wildlife retreat! #wildlife #native #austin #lakeaustin #lake #landscapedesign #landscapearchitecture #landscape #garden #atx #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape

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Oct 28

Instagram Likes Our latest installation with a beautifully calming backyard courtyard! Keep checking back for the final after photos- you won’t believe this transformation! #beforeandafter #landscapedesign #landscapearchitecture #pergola #modern #garden #courtyard #nativeedgelandscape #nativeedge #atx

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Sep 29

Can’t wait to show more!

By Rodney Stoutenger | 1 Comment

Can’t wait to show more! This modern landscape has some great sustainable elements that are worth bragging about! Modern surface water managment, composite decking, veggie and herb beds and a native plant palette and so much more! #modern #landscapedesign #landscapearchitecture #landscape #garden #atxdesign #atx #deck #composite #atxlife #atxlifestyle #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape

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May 21

Instagram Likes Did you read the AustinAmericanStatesman article about our #atx #funky landscape that incorporated some Austin life with the use of our customer’s collection of #bowlingballs!! If you missed the article this weekend, you can read the article here. #atxart #atxlife #atxstyle #landscapedesign #landscapearchitecture #garden #eclectic #eclecticstyle #crestview

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May 11

The spring season is upon us! Be sure to enjoy the sun this evening along with everything else Mother Nature has to offer around the garden! #Esperanza #atx #spring #flowerpower #yellow #landscape #garden #landscapedesign #landscapearchitecture #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape

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May 3


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Instagram Likes 5.3.16 #bearsbreech #blackandwhite #balckandwhitephotography #atx #atxart #garden #stilllife #reallife #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape

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Mar 6

Instagram Likes Doing some gardening in our own yard, and a good friend decided to give a helping hand and do his part! #lizard #atx #atxlife #garden #gardening #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape

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Jun 3


Check out this project in Austin Home Magazine! 

This fun and young family moved to this South Austin neighborhood to be closer to friends and family. However, their new home’s outdoor entertaining space and lack of landscape felt underwhelming and unwelcoming. The only redeeming feature was their yard backing up to the greenbelt. Our mission was to design a landscape that was not only perfect for their area, but fit their young, fun and busy professional lifestyle.

For the front yard, we complimented the entryway with a mix of modern cut natural stone complemented with water wise plantings. Metal planters, beds of succulents and decomposed granite, as well as other xeriscape features reduced the amount of turf, leaving just enough for their neighborhood movie nights!

In the backyard, we expanded their entertaining space by defining several new spaces; a stone patio for cooking and lounging, a children’s play area with climbing wall and custom dragon made out of recycled tires, and a washer pit where they can host local tournaments. As custom gas fire pit act as a focal point for the various areas, and provides light and heat as the days get shorter.  All of this transitions smoothly into the greenbelt. Giving their yard an endless feel.

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May 14

Check out this project in Austin Home Magazine! 

There is so much happening on this project we’ve had to divide it into two parts for ya! Make sure you check out the Front Yard.

Truly, one of Native Edge’s Crown Jewels, this project is one of our all time favorites. When the homeowner moved in, this property’s dated landscape had become a disjointed overgrown mess. The customer’s requirements for this space were to increase the entertainment space, a modern and natural zen feel, better access between the various areas of the yard, and a Art Studio that could double as guest quarters.

We tripped the amount of outdoor entertaining space with three main areas; outdoor living, lounge area, and space for the dogs. A custom gas fire pit comes off the studio area to anchor the entertaining area. The furniture chosen for this section stacks on itself to create a obelisk; when not in use, allows additional square footage for the patio and doubles as an interesting visual.

We brought in our friends at McKinney York Architects to help us design and build this world class studio. For the outdoor shower we designed and built a custom iron shower caddy nick-named “The Butler.” The butler stands at attention, discreetly holding your towels and toiletries while you shower. The studio is anchored by a raised turf area to soften the hardscape, and offer a place for the dogs to lay, while the artist is at work!

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May 13


Check out this project in Austin Home Magazine! 

There is so much happening on this project we’ve had to divide it into two parts for ya! Make sure you check out the Back Yard.

This Hyde Park cottage had recently undergone a beautiful indoor renovation, and was in desperate need of an outdoor facelift to match.

In the front yard, our primary focus was to create an open and enhanced entry way. We used terracing to build a level limestone walkway that refocused the attention to the entry of the house, creating a more welcoming and usable feel. Terracing also helped us create defined planting spaces for visual interest as well as helping with proper drainage and erosion control. Plants that would grow naturally in the cracks and crevices of the wall were selected to soften the hardscapes, and help reduce the urban heat effect. With the addition of a small water feature, we were also able to provide wildlife with a safe and natural habitat!



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