This was a large and majestic estate located in the Texas Hill Country. The homeowners were needing a creative solution for an attractive landscape with low maintenance requirements. During the consultation, we agreed on a Southwestern landscape theme incorporating Xeriscape Principles. Since the area within the circle driveway was not to have any grass, we focused on designing with low maintenance plants and materials. During the design process, they valued my idea of creating a faux water feature complete with garden bridge. Some of the hardscape materials used in the design include Moss Rock Boulders, 1-1/2” River Rock, Flagstone steps, 5/8” Pea Gravel, and Mexican Beach Peebles. Low water use plants include Blue Yucca Rostrata, Desert Willow, Purple Sage, Sea Green Juniper, Crimson Barberry, and Barrel Cactus.
Near the home, a more formal approach was taken, bringing a sense of balance and refined containment. Due to the existing rocky soil, many yards of topsoil was spread in order for the Zoysia grass to flourish. Many flowering perennials and evergreens were added to the front flowerbeds for a beautiful display of color. Most plants were either dwarf or compact varieties to ensure low maintenance. All grass and flowerbeds were irrigated with an efficient irrigation system.Landscaping Questionnaire