Lisa's Landscape & Design

Saving the Planet One Yard at a Time

Landscape Design and Educational Consultation.

Are you done guessing what is working in your landscape and what isn’t? Allow me to use my 20+ years in the Central Texas Landscape to provide you with a landscape design or educational consultation. I’ll teach you the short cuts to success in this harsh environment.

I’ve been acutely aware of our need for conservation and loving stewardship and I’m on a mission to “Save the Planet One Yard at a Time”. Through education, sustainable design and organic protocols, we can all make a huge impact.

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My landscape designs are an expression of what I have come to learn over many years of watching the natural elements at play. Here in Central Texas, we are low on rain water and native plants dig that, we live busy lives and our gardens have to work for us. Proper plant selection and placement are crucial.

Xeriscape Means Low Water Landscape 

The following designs and installations are my interpretation of what I have learned from my surroundings over the past 32 years as a Central Texas gardener. This includes 5 years of residential landscape management, 13 years of installation, and 20 years as a landscape designer.

Here Are Some Examples of My Work.

A Stunning landscape begins with a professional, knowledgeable landscaper/designer/consultant who listens to your needs and gives you the most bang for your buck! 

A stunning landscape begins with a professional, knowledgeable, landscape designer/ consultant, who listens to your needs and gives you the most value for your money.

Before: These home owners had oversized bushes covering the front porch and the architecture of the home.


After: I created an updated design with feature and functionality that brings this space into the next century as well as exposing the large porch and interesting stone work.


Before: This property previously had a long, narrow, antiquated bed that ran to go to the house. The old shrubs were oversized and covered the exterior.
After: I designed and installed a low water, deer resistant landscape that’s not only evergreen all year, but now it’s modern and complementary to the space.



What may not be obvious here is the need for the perfect timing of each trim to ensure maximum color all year. Trimming is done by hand, not by hedgers. A person who does not understand the growth pattern of these plants could do some real damage or prevent any color from showing. 
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This is a shade garden where I have used contrast and color to create interest. Adding natural elements like river rock can also bring light to the space.  Here, I added a dry creek bed for drainage and textured and variegated plants that reflect and bring light to the space.

I love this shot, it is a great view from the top of the hill to the seating area below. I have used a combination of TX perennials with seasonal annuals to make a statement of color with leaves in a really dark space.

I include contrasting shapes, textures and colors that play brilliantly with low light conditions and it takes a knowledgeable designer to make the right selections.


You shouldn’t have to be limited to cactus in Xeriscape landscapes. There are an abundance of beautiful, lush plants and trees that are super low water, and low maintenance.

Creating exquisite Xeriscape and edible gardens that are organic, low maintenance and low water. There is no place for chemicals here. 

One of my favorite gardens to create are those that incorporate food, herbs and native plants which are an excellent combination for Xeriscape beds. By using a combination of evergreen and deciduous plants you can have a rotating garden as well. A little imagination can go a long way.

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Contemporary Hill Country


Custom Design


From desert style Xeriscape to Hill Country Modern.


I Am Well Versed From Sun to Shade 

 Shade gardens can be a challenge for most but I love the opportunity to play with light and competing textures to my advantage. This picture (above) is also a space with some serious grade issues. It goes straight down hill and has been bermed with stone and planted beds.

design 11d 2 Elegant and stately, low maintenance, low water.
blah This is a Xeriscape garden that includes a small pond for wildlife. This space invites hummingbirds, dragonflies, butterflies and birds.
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A little piece of heaven.

Landscape designs

Full Landscape Designs include hand drawn designs to scale, a complete plant list for purchasing, general directions and information on on installation and online coaching for life. 
 An average design ranges from $750-$1500 and can be done with an online or in person visit which is included in the price.

Layout Service

I can also provide a layout service to place your plants out into a prepared bed so you can be assured of proper spacing. Layout and design on site is by the hour depending on your location. Please contact me for the rate for your area.

So now that you know my style, be sure to check me out on Facebook, YouTube, you can also call or text me at 512-733-7777, or even better yet, email me at with some photos of your space and a basic write up of your needs and I can I provide specific detail. 


Educational Consultation 


I offer online and in person Educational Consultation and Designs to the greater Austin area including Onion Creek, Buda, San Marcos, Wimberly, Bastrop, Manchaca, Kyle, Driftwood, or anyone in Hardiness Zone 8 a/b. 

I provide Online Landscape Consultation and/ or Garden Coach and Design services Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for $225 for 40 minutes.

In Person Consultation is from 8:00a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and ranges from $295-$350+ (distance) for 30 minutes. This visit is also followed up with simple concept sketches, a plant list for you to use, general information and instructions, and online coaching. 

I look forward to hearing from you

Lisa LaPaso

Lisa’s Landscape & Design

“Saving the Planet One Yard at a Time’



  1. Donna Gunn

    Please call me at 512-350-588- to come to see the area that needs planting and care. Donna Gunn

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