Ahhhh, best part of being a designer? Seeing it come to life of course! Gave this client a much more #waterconscious design for the front yard but removing struggling turf and replacing with native groundcovers! #nativeedge #native #groundcovers #savewater #savetheplanet #waterwise #green #austininspiresus #nativeedgelandscape
Look at that beautiful combination! Two years after installation! Check the original after photos in our portfolio! https://nativeedgelandscape.com/2012/10/crestview/ #atx #after #landscape #nativeedgelandscape #native #beauty #metalplanter #modern #landscapedesign
Small yards are always a welcomed challenge! The exposed utilities, and awkward slope presented even more landscape challenges to deal with. Despite these obstacles, we were able to create an accessible and inviting space by using three different pathways as a focal feature of the yard, leading into the open and borderless design.
To makes the space feel larger, a custom designed steel retaining wall was installed and the yard was regraded to achieve this effect. The sawn limestone slab stairs wedged between sheets of steel offer a contrast that is Modern-Rustic; a landscape style emerging here in Austin. A steel trellis to hide a collection of utilities is featured opposite a steel box planter, which add to the style as well as complimenting the asymmetry of the home very nicely.
We used a simple, airy, and of course, drought-tolerant plant palette. Evergreen trailing rosemary to spill over the retaining wall, a carpet of thymes to creep in amongst the limestone slab pavers, and some well chosen tropical looking plants will soften the entire feel as they grow. It’s such a unique landscape! Can’t wait to see how it matures!
Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users
Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals
[Austin, TX], February 4, 2014 – Native Edge Landscape, LLCof Austin, TX has been awarded “Best Of Houzz – Customer Satisfaction” by Houzz, the leading online platform for home remodeling and design. The local landscape design firm was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app.
The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Recipients of the design award include professionals who’se work was the most popular among Houzz users. These users saved more than 230 million inspirational images of home improvement projects to their personal “ideabooks.”
Native Edge Landscape, and other winners of this year’s awards, will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
“We are so excited and honored to receive this award!” said Rodney Stoutenger, the Owner and Lead Designer at Native Edge. “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.
Native 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 Future
Houzz 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 www.houzz.com
This project is a perfect example of how a few simple changes can produce a powerful impact! Tired of constantly fighting the Bermuda grass creeping into his garden beds, this customer was ready to make some changes! And in the process, reduce the time and waste of watering!
With this in mind, we selected native and drought tolerant plant material to utilize in the updating of his existing garden bed lines. With a balanced mixture of taller upright plants for architectural accents, and a colorful mixture of ground covers for year round color, this garden went from drab to fab with a few easy steps!
Now this property has an updated look, with a simple maintenance plan!
We are having a wonderful time at SXSW Eco! So awesome to be around so many smart minds looking to bring about positive change! And while it all going on… we thought we might share a few behind the scenes photos!
As you may know, we had the honor of providing and setting up plant decor for this year’s festival. This is what it looks like to set it all up!
Gathering up all the plants for transport
Everybody tucked in? Plants are covered in tarps to keep from getting damaged from the wind.
Plants arrived with no wind damage.
Plant waiting in the loading dock
And now for the pottery
Bringing the palms to to the “Austin Suite”
Look at all these chairs we found while navigating the catacombs of Austin Convention Center.
Another awesome stage set up! This is the place to be! A lot of cool and innovative things happening here! See you soon! #photooftheday #sxsweco #atx #eco #greenindustry #greenthinking #green #thisisit