This little dragonfly has been hanging out around the office this week! It’s been fun to watch and see how he interacts with the surrounding nature! #dragonfly #nature #wildlife #atxRead more
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.
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!
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!
Natures canvas: Beautiful natural colors from a blooming Octopus Agave! This poor guy has seen better days, but has found a great way to say goodbye.. #agave #nature #beauty #atx #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscapeRead more
Happy First Day Of Spring! Is your landscape ready? #firstDayOfSpring #spring #landscape #landscapedesign #atx #atxlife #nature A video posted by Native Edge Landscape (@nativeedge) on Mar 20, 2015 at 12:49pm PDTRead more
While everyone in Austin has joined in the hustle and bustle of SXSW, we are enjoying a little R&R on this beautiful day! #SXSW #atx #atxlife #nature #water #waterfall #restandrelaxation #nativeedge A video posted by Native Edge Landscape (@nativeedge) on Mar 14, 2015 at 6:41pm PDTRead more
Originally posted to KVUE.com by Eleanor Beck AUSTIN – Even with the recent rain in Central Texas, it hasn’t fallen in the right places to help alleviate drought conditions. The Austin Water Utility is hoping for the best but planning for the worst, and one business says homeowners are preparing, too. As little as one yearRead more