The Big Move, Time for a New Landscape Plan in Buda Texas
So after 33 years of living in Austin, Round Rock and Georgetown Texas (though in North Austin the last 17 years) and designing landscapes all over the Central Texas area I felt it was time for a change. So the family and I built a new home in Buda TX, close to the trees and out of the notorious Austin traffic for the most part. We decided a neighborhood would be a good fit for now as we have a son with Autism who is in school and could use some companionship. The house we built suited us perfectly but the yard is a challenge, not to mention we had to leave behind a lot of old friends. Not the friends you may be thinking of, but these friends…
And of course these freinds…
and so on and so on….
Now we are on a new builders lot with the standard two trees (that I immediately pulled up and donated to a good home) and inappropriately spaced shrubs (that I am tearing out along with the matching liriape, also to good homes) to make room for my big plans.
My front yard sans the two standard Oaks the builder puts in. Note the distance they put two 30′ x 30′ trees from one another :/.
My back yard…
My side yard:
This is other side of my front yard not including the sidewalk with your standard grassy death strip.
Thiere is one huge asset to this space
Before I packed up my old home I walked through my garden and gave big hugs and props to all of my plants and trees and thanked them for their unwavering determination. I made mental notes of all the plants I must have again and said goodbye to those who will remain a memory. I also plan to introduce some new plant children to this space that I am excited about making new memories with.
Now, if I didn’t do design and consults for a living, my very first step in our new home would be to hire “me” to do a consult to strategize on creative ways to hide the flaws and enhance the assets. Lucky for me, I am me (modest much?) so I just wanted to live here for a minute to see things from my new perspective then hit the ground running. I already know when I am done that you will not know I have neighbors, I will have lots of edible plants and trees, loads of color and textural interest, a large patio to enjoy the beautiful natural space and pond behind me with a small pond of my own that feeds into a disappearing river stream that appears to flow into the larger space outside of my yard. Enhance with some art in all the right places and in a few months the magic will happen. I will be sharing my new creation on this blog and on my YouTube channel so be sure to stay tuned at https://www.youtube.com/user/LisaLaPaso.
Please join us on our new adventure in Central Texas landscaping…
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