Look What I Can Do!
Are you done guessing what is working and what isn’t? Allow me to use my 20+ years in the Central Texas Landscape to teach you the short cuts to success in this harsh environment. While I do lay out the plants for my designs (below) Mother Nature gets most of the credit.
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.
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 rain 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, 5 years of residential landscape management, 13 years of installation, 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 are an abundance of beautiful, lush 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 straight 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. Please contact me for the rate for your area. An example: 35-1) gal plants will be selected, delivered and laid out and tag in your prepaid beds for about $650 plus tax.
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 email@example.com with some photos of your space and a basic write up of your needs and I can I provide specific detail. I offer Online 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. In person consultation is $295 for 30 minutes and is also followed up with a simple sketch, a plant list for you to use, and general information and instructions.
I look forward to hearing from you 🙂
Lisa’s Landscape & Design
“Saving the Planet One Yard at a Time’