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.
This young family came to us looking to transform their yard into an area where they could easily entertain their guests. They were looking to add a seamless wraparound patio that meshed with the look of their existing home and garage. Concrete was chosen as the base of the patio, and was then topped with limestone slabs. A short retaining wall was added along the edge of the patio in the back to give the space more definition. Raised planters along the garage and a custom outdoor kitchen extend their living space to the outdoors. The designer chose to add lighting along the edge of the retaining wall giving the space a low, warm blanket of light. Bougainvillea was planted along the garage climbing upwards, providing a pop of color against the light coloring of the home. Holly trees were chosen to line the backyard fence, as well as the side yard along the street. This helped to provide a green wall of privacy and soften the stone facade.
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!
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
Progress photo from a rocky slope design with boardwalks and boulder staircases. Excited for this one guys! #lovehillcountry #thatedgesonative #limestone #boulders #cedar #boardwalks #hillsideparadise #rockon
Throwing it back to a nice sunny day. This client has some awesome native hill country landscape at the back of their property and I can’t wait to get started on the design to emphasize and enhance what nature gave us! #nativeedgelandscape #austininspiresus #nativeedge #hillcountry #pricklypear #limestone
Awesome boulders at the edge of this property! I’m so jealous. At least I get to help the owners enjoy it. #nativeedgelandscape #austininspiresus #creativesolutions #limestone #designisfun #nativeedge #rockingit
What do you guys think? Do these clients need a troll or some other sculpture under their deck?? #fremonttroll #seattle #nativeedgelandscape #designattack #designerlifestyle #seattleart #westcoastinspired #bridgeart #underthebridge #underthedeck #creativesolutions #dontbebasic #wellseewhattheclientsays #limestonecity #limestone #austininspiresus
Can’t wait to show you guys more from this project! This custom seating wall is going to be the envy of the neighborhood! #seatingwall #limestone #chopblock #hardscapebrotherhood #nativeedgelandscape #atx