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Mid-Century Ranch Makeover

by Dillon Tuttle / October 8, 2021

This mid-century ranch makeover was designed to create an exciting outdoor living space to compliment the homeowners’ in-ground pool and outdoor movie theatre. We wanted the unique style of the home to extend into their outdoor space. Architectural plants paired with the movement of softer flowers and grasses blend into a visually striking and relaxing space for this young family to entertain and enjoy! Texture was a big influence in this landscape with a mix of hardscape and foliage to fuse the space into a modern rustic charm. Windmill palms, cacti, and yuccas were paired with flowering perennials and ornamental grasses to provide seasonal bursts of color and amplify the southwestern ambiance.

Cafe lights and hitching-post towel racks were selected for a cozy and eccentric Austin flare. Artificial Turf was installed to replace the pre-existing pea gravel to soften the landscape and create a more pet-friendly backyard for their dog to play in. An outdoor kitchen with a raised countertop for extra seating was built within access of two doors for hosting and cleaning convenience. With this backyard makeover, the hosting possibilities are endless!

Project Info

Designer: Dillon Tuttle
Project date: October 8, 2021
Price range: $150,000 - $200,000

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Georgetown Wildflower Wonderland

by Erin Spencer / June 1, 2021

Located in downtown Georgetown, this family transformed their front yard into a wildflower wonderland! They envisioned a welcoming entrance with seating and native landscaping to host both guests and pollinators on their property. They wanted to ditch their grass yard in favor of colorful native plants that would create a charming scene for friends and neighbors alike. They dreamed of a gathering space in their front yard that looked out over their native plantings, so we added a seating area with cafe lights and raised steel planters so that the plantings could be enjoyed while seated. Black star gravel was added for furniture and plant contrast, making them pop against the home and landscaping. This family now has a relaxing area to gather, host friends, and watch the pollinators visit their beautiful wildflowers!=

Project Info

Designer: Erin Spencer
Project date: June 1, 2021
Price range: $25,000 - $50,000

Warmest Welcome: Gathering Around A Fire

by Rowan Marney / October 15, 2020

Adding a fire pit to your space provides an eye-catching focal point while increasing the value of your home.


Nothing says “welcome” like a fire pit. They provide both an optimal location for hosting guests, and a relaxing sanctuary for a romantic night in or a quiet evening with the family. The beautiful dancing flames draw you in, making the rest of the world disappear, even for just a moment or two. Fire is also a wonderful way to add a glow to your space without having to install harsh lighting. It adds a certain elegance while also proving a warm atmosphere to unwind in.

Highly customizable from their size, to type, to function, there are endless possibilities when choosing the right fire pit to fit your lifestyle. There are portable pits for those who want to have the option of moving their gathering space around. Customizable built-in pits leave room to create a cohesive look and flow within the space. Fire pits come in all shapes and sizes that allow you to choose exactly what size will work for your needs and space. Wood-burning and natural gas fire pits both have their added benefits and harbor different uses, so thinking about the type of experience you want is important.

Wood burning fire pits provide guests with a nostalgic and traditional experience. Humans have been making fires this way since the beginning of time so why shouldn’t you? There’s something about the smell and warmth of a wood burning fire that allows us to relax and reminisce. This type of fire pit needs to be built and placed safely to ensure the flames and sparks won’t travel outside the pit. Raised pits and the use of gravel or rock around the area can provide a safer environment to light fires.

Natural gas fire pits provide all the benefits of having a fire, without the smell or mess. There is no soot or ash to clean up, no smell left on your clothes, and they cast less emissions when burning. Natural gas pits work by running a gas line to a metal fire pit ring. This ring is placed on top of river rock to provide drainage, then topped with lava rock which absorbs some of the heat. Glass rock can then be added on top to finish the look and give your space that “wow” factor. Natural gas fires do not have sparks that fly out from the flames, making this option the safer of the two.

Now that the bulk of the summer heat is over, the best place to enjoy the expansive, Texas starry-night sky is next to a fire. Give yourself, and guests, the ultimate space to enjoy a drink or toast marshmallows as we head into our cooler season!

 

 

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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Is it Spring yet?!

by Rodney Stoutenger / March 1, 2018

Is it Spring yet?! This beautiful Red Bud starting to bud tells me we’re getting close!

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Is it Spring yet?! This beautiful Red Bud starting to bud tells me we’re getting close! #spring #atxphotographer #atxlife #redbud #bloom #bud #landscape #garden #springblooms #landscapedesign #landscapearchitecture #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

Our fun “Shower Butler” sculpture has found a perfect new home

by Rodney Stoutenger / October 31, 2017

Our fun “Shower Butler” sculpture has found a perfect new home- just outside the master shower! Can’t wait to show some more fun shots from this recent install!

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Our fun “Shower Butler” sculpture has found a perfect new home- just outside the master shower! Can’t wait to show some more fun shots from this recent install! #fun #funny #landscape #landscapedesign #landscapearchitecture #landscapeconstruction #metal #butler #atx #atxlife #atxlivin #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape

Wrapping up

by Rodney Stoutenger / October 18, 2017

More photos to come soon! This amazing garden home transformation went from dead and useless space, to an area full interest, texture and ample space to entertain!

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More photos to come soon! This amazing garden home transformation went from dead and useless space, to an area full interest, texture and ample space to entertain! #garden #home #modern #landscape #concrete #cedar #pottery #potd #landscapedesign #landscapersdream #landscapearchitecture #landscapeconstruction #atx #atxlife #native #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape

Amazing Lake Austin Wildlife Retreat

by Rodney Stoutenger / May 23, 2017

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!

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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

The Guys Had a Lot of Fun With this One!

by Rodney Stoutenger / May 12, 2017

Hope everyone enjoyed this week! The guys had a lot of fun with this one! More progress pics coming soon!

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Hope everyone enjoyed this week! The guys had a lot of fun with this one! More progress pics coming soon! #outdoorkitchen #firepit #limestone #masonary #landscapedesign #landscapeconstruction #landscapearchitecture #atx #atxlife #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape