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.
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!
These modest homeowners were looking for drainage solutions, low maintenance plantings, and an entertainment space they could enjoy outside. Mowing the grass had been a pain in the past, so with this design we decided to remove it entirely. Instead, more native grasses were utilized to take in water and reduce erosion. A new fence modernized and updated the space and allowed the interior of the backyard to be leveled providing more opportunities for design elements like a floating bench and custom built fire pit.
A little before and after sample on this beautiful Friday! What a transformation with this now wildlife habitat! Can’t wait to show you more! #beforeandafter #before #after #atx #landscapedesign #landscape #landscapeconstruction #atxlife #wildlife #nature #native #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape
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
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
I’ve traditionally considered myself to be a triple threat, but maybe it’s time to set song and dance to the side and go all in on this design thing. #decisions #modern #native #xeric #landscape #design #concretesteelrepeat #deepintheheartoftexas #atx #liveoaks #nativeedge
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