Look What I Can Do!
“Hey Ma, look no hands!”, well that’s not entirely true, I do lay out the plants but Mother Nature gets most of the credit. Not because she (Mother Nature) plants for me but because she and I are symbiotic. I get what she is putting down as it were.
My designs are an expression of what I have come to learn over many years of watching the natural elements at play here in the Central Texas landscape. We are low on water and native plants dig that, we live busy lives and our gardens have to work for us so spacing plants properly and using the right plant for the job are crucial, just like in nature. Organic in every way, conservation is key and you have to work with what belongs here! That is my interpretation of what I have learned from my surroundings over the past 32 years as a Central Texas gardener and 20 years as a designer. Here are some examples of my work.
Contrasting shapes, textures and colors play brilliantly with low light conditions and it take a knowledgeable designer to make the right selections allowing for seasonal interest as well as pops of color.
There is no need to use cactus in Xeriscape. There area an abundance of beautiful, luch plants and trees that are super low water and low maintenance.
Food, herbs and native plants 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.
Custom stone and pavers
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 strait down hill and has been bermed with stone and planted beds.
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. Rates are the same as Consultations for the hour. 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, or better yet give me a call in or near Austin at 512-733-7777! I provide consultation to the greater Austin area including Onion Creek, Buda, San Marcos, Wimberly, Bastrop, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Pflugerville and Round Rock . look forward to hearing from you 🙂
Lisa’s Landscape & Design
“Saving the Planet One Yard at a Time’