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Corten Steel: Your Next Custom Project

by Rowan Marney / June 4, 2022

Corten Steel can give your space a rustic yet modern feel while lasting for years. 


Living in Austin, you’re bound to see Corten Steel incorporated into landscaping. Not only does it look nice, it lasts longer than any other material you could use for raised planters. Let’s take a look at all the benefits, as well as view some examples where Corten steel has helped elevate a space.

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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

Hudson Bend Hilltop Estate

by Dillon Tuttle / November 3, 2020

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!

Project Info

Designer: Dillon Tuttle
Project date: November 3, 2020
Price range: $75,000 - $100,000

Join Us Tonight for Equality Texas’ Merry Merry Martini Mixer 2016!

by Rodney Stoutenger / January 23, 2016

Are you ready for tonight’s Merry Merry Martini Mixer with @equalitytexas ?? It’s happening tonight at Copper Tank at 5th and Trinity from 7-11pm! Great cause with a great group of people! We also brought some cool braided Dracaenas for the silent auction to pair with some other great items on the auction! See you tonight! #eqtx #mmmm16 #equality #party #plants #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape #atx
Are you ready for tonight's Merry Merry Martini Mixer with @equalitytexas ?? It's happening tonight at Copper Tank at 5th and Trinity from 7-11pm! Great cause with a great group of people! We also brought some cool braided Dracaenas for the silent auction to pair with some other great items on the auction! See you tonight! #eqtx #mmmm16 #equality #party #plants #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape #atx

Modern Family Entertaining Space

by Rodney Stoutenger / May 20, 2015

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Check out this project in Austin Home Magazine! 


With a passion for entertaining both children and adults, this family needed a flexible and usable space. Additionally, recent construction had changed the family’s greenbelt view, into an industrial eye sore.  Taking cues from the modern interior decorating of the house, we revitalized this tired and tiny back yard into an open and flowing oasis of fun and functionality.

A low maintenance, drought tolerant plant palette was a must for this busy family, and is reflected in our plant choices of ornamental grasses and agaves. A custom constructed swing complements and anchors the play area, without visually invading the overall esthetic of the yard. The swings construction will easily accommodate a hammock as the children get older.  The implantation of bamboo screening hides the new industrial area by blending the space into the surrounding greenbelt. Custom cedar benches provide additional seating and are complimented by large custom metal planters to anchor the space. Removing large areas of struggling grass and replacing it with limestone and black gravel, creates a perfect area for larger groups to mingle.   With distinct areas for children play, adult seating and  “free range socializing” this small space is ready for big parties. 

Project Info

Designer: Rodney Stoutenger
Project date: May 20, 2015

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Setting Up Plant Decor for Equality Texas’ Merry Merry Martini Mixer 2015

by Rodney Stoutenger / January 24, 2015

Keep an eye out tonight for our plant decor at @equalitytexas Merry Merry Martini Mixer this year at Fair Market! It’s going to be an event you don’t want to miss! Great people, great cause! See you there! #atx #eqtx #mmmm2015 #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape
Keep an eye out tonight for our plant decor at @equalitytexas Merry Merry Martini Mixer this year at Fair Market! It's going to be an event you don't want to miss! Great people, great cause! See you there! #picstitch #atx #eqtx #mmmm2015 #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape

Rob Roy Patio and Outdoor Kitchen

by Jake / November 17, 2014

IMG_5526_FotorAfter completing pool construction several years ago, these home owners wanted to extend the functionality of their existing limestone pool deck by adding additional lounging space and increasing the outdoor living area.

Built into a hillside in bee caves Texas, we used natural stone materials locally sourced to extend the existing outdoor pool patio and build a custom outdoor kitchen.

The patio includes an 18 foot built in stone bench designed for lounging by the pool and sun bathing. The kitchen features custom pored concrete countertops, a “big green egg” grill, 32 inch cooktop, and a custom cedar pergola for shade.

See the progress of this project on our blog!

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New modern courtyard in progress!

by Rodney Stoutenger / October 29, 2014

New modern courtyard style backyard on it’s way to completion! More photos to come soon! Loveeeee these benches the guys have built! And paired with those planters!! This is one you don’t want to miss!! #modern #atx #austin #bench #landscape #metal #metalplanter #amazing #dontmissthis
New modern courtyard style backyard on it's way to completion! More photos to come soon! Loveeeee these benches the guys have built! And paired with those planters!! This is one you don't want to miss!! #modern #atx #austin #bench #landscape #metal #metalplanter #amazing #dontmissthis

Our newest installation inspired by Roberto Burle Marx

by Rodney Stoutenger / October 10, 2014

Our newest installation happening now! This project was designed with inspirations by the infamous Landscape Architect Roberto Burle Marx of Brazil! #burlemarx #landscapearchitecture #brazil #landscape #inspiration #atx #austin #native #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape
Our newest installation happening now! This project was designed with inspirations by the infamous Landscape Architect Roberto Burle Marx of Brazil! #burlemarx #landscapearchitecture #brazil #landscape #inspiration #atx #austin #native #nativeedge #nativeedgelandscape

Ridgetop Modern Makeover

by Rodney Stoutenger / October 1, 2014

 

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The yard of this beautiful new construction was a blank slate that needed to reflect the modern and eclectic feel of the interior. With entertaining a top priority and 3 dogs of various sizes to accommodate (a shitzu, a pit bull, and a huge great dane),  we focused on creating defined areas for seating while keeping cohesive open spaces that the dogs could run.

Once completed we had a wonderfully defined custom pored concrete patio, to extend the outdoor living, zoysia turf for low maintenance and low water usage as well as durability. Finished out with a pallet low water.

 


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