Lisa's Landscape & Design

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Category Archives: Xeriscape

Creating a Sun Chart for Your Landscape

Texas sun, is not like other sun. Yes, I know it is the same one…but I have traveled all over the country and lived here for 35 years and I’m telling you, Texas has a special kind of sun conditions for people and plants. Much like the desert heat, we get intensely long days with …

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Cotoneaster, Say it 3 Times Fast!

Cotoneaster, ( pronounced, “ca-tony-aster” ) is one of the most underused, awesome shrubs plants in Central Texas in my opinion. I love this funky shrub because it just goes wherever the hell it wants to. And while you can find this jewel from carpet/mounding to upright like this guy, they can be difficult to find …

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Leaf Landscape Supply Austin

What a blast I had at my last trip to Leaf Landscape, which used to be “Emerald Gardens”, for all of you “way back” Austinites. I used to make the trek down south, then sort of forgot about it to be honest. You’d think a landscape designer like myself would be over the whole nursery …

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How do I fix an overgrown bed?

The best you can do honestly is to edit. With my landscape design and consultation clients I always encourage that existing trees and shrubs be saved at all costs when they are healthy and can be managed proportional to the space. Unfortunately, huge shrubs that eat up your homes entry or block all the sun …

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8 Reasons to Love Your “Full Sun” Yard

I know many people may think that just because you and your lawn really hate the Central Texas heat and blazing sun that plants would struggle too. After 20 years in the industry I still love designing full sun spaces because the possibilities never end. 1) Full sun landscape beds are the easiest when it …

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