Our Modern Desert designs continue to utilize Xeriscape techniques and principles with a focus on cleaner, often geometrical lines, sparse planting, rocky hardscapes with boulders, and a heavier use of cacti, yuccas, and agaves. These upscale designs reflect the solitude gained from being in open spaces. Think Marfa, Texas – Big Bend National Park, cold beer, and clear water. Explore.
The Texas Hill Country embodies the paradox of soft lines within a rugged terrain. Our Texas Hill County Wildscapes further promote our xeriscape principles by utilizing Texas Natives and Adapted plants that have earned their drought-tolerant, watershed friendly, and hardy identity. We design with softer organic lines with all season colorful bursts. Often denser foliage, this design lends itself to butterfly habitats, banjo pickin’, and barbecuing. Think Wimberley, Texas or the Barton Springs Greenbelt – transcendent live oaks, a lush and sustainable underbrush, and swimming. Take a peek.
Our custom and thorough designs are input and created after our initial meeting with a client. We utilize a wonderful program to bring you a beautiful design in an attractive format that is easy to understand as well as intuitive. Please visit our Design Portfolio to get an idea of the quality of work that we put in even before the install. If you would like to set up an appointment, please contact us to schedule.
“Being a resident of the North West Austin area, I have struggled to have an attractive landscape for years. The soil,the water shortage and deer have pretty much made that impossible. We found Austin Native Landscaping on the internet and after we had our initial meeting, we knew Reed was the right landscaper to help us. And we were right – our flower beds look lovely. We are very pleased with the work Austin Native Landscaping has done. Reed and his staff did an excellent job. He is knowledgeable and experienced about the challenges of growing plants in this area, and he was willing to work with any suggestions we made.
We highly recommend this company for landscaping. They are knowledgeable, do quality work and complete the project in a timely manner.”
Carole (Cedar Park)
“We live in Dripping Springs with close to two acres of land. Several issues confront property owners in this area who wish to have attractive landscaped yards: deer, drought conditions with only a well for water, and rocks, rocks and more rocks. With a precious water supply, it was clear we needed to xeriscape if we wanted to improve our landscape. We chose Austin Native Landscaping because of their commitment and passion to creating beautiful landscapes while conserving water by using native, drought resistant plants. We love color and did not want just a large area of cactus. We also love birds and butterflies. Reed designed beds which will be full of color at various times of the year, using all native, low maintenance and deer resistant plants and trees. He worked with us and happily made adjustments to better suit our desires throughout the design and building of the projects.
We encountered lots more rock than any of us expected, yet Reed and Andrew worked tirelessly and diligently to remove as much as they possibly could, moving the heavy rocks to various locations on our property where we requested they be put and then utilizing much of them into the design. Throughout this grueling work they continued to remain upbeat and always had smiles on their faces when they spoke with us. These guys are strong and extremely hard working.
One area we wanted to landscape was especially large and we could not afford to completely landscape it at one time. Reed designed a plan for us, totally prepared the area and planted some of the trees to get us started. We now can follow his plan and do the planting ourselves at our own pace as we can afford it.
Austin Native Landscaping are professional and knowledgeable; qualities I expect in a company I hire. But they are also very hard-working, reliable, friendly and very ethical. Qualities that, unfortunately, are rare in businesses these days. This is a small and very dedicated company. I highly recommend Austin Native Landscaping!”
Thomas Household (Dripping Springs)
“We have lived in our house for 17 years and became increasingly frustrated with trying to maintain our St. Augustine yard. Reed and his team at Austin Native Landscaping totally transformed our yard – they just completed work yesterday and already several neighbors have complimented us on our beautifully landscaped front yard. From start to finish, Reed was professional and worked with us every step at the way, from the design concept to the finished product.
He was open to modifications as the work progressed and he and his team worked hard on our landscaping every day until it was finished. I cannot recommend Austin Native Landscaping enough and plan to use them again soon on our backyard. ”
Shelley and Chris McCarthy (North Austin)
“One of the things we loved about the house we purchased four years ago was the shade brought by three large live oaks in the front lawn. We didn’t realize, however, until we first raked it that the leaves on the ground were actually inches thick from years of not raking by the previous occupant, thus killing the lawn under it. So, by our first summer we saw that we had a dust bowl in the front yard, that would not grow grass because of the shade and the water guzzling of the oaks. So after a few years of embarrassment over the state of our lawn, and concern about the amount of water we were dumping on the ground to maintain what little grass we had and trying to get more to grow, I found Austin Native Landscaping.
We are thrilled with the work Austin Native Landscaping did for us. Our kitchen window looks out over the front yard, and where there was a dirt patch, weeds, and struggling St. Augustine, we now see a lovely little curvy path with red granite beds on either side, dotted with little shade loving plants and boulders, that leads up to a seating area and front door. Reed is also a proponent of edible and ornamental plants and put in a couple of fruit trees in the sunny side of our yard that my kids are very excited about.
We recommend Austin Native Landscapes to everyone. They created a beautiful plan for us, and installed it in in a timely manner with quality craftsmanship and clear instructions for ongoing maintenance. My neighbors have told me they are watching how the yard does over the next year and I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more xeriscaping in my neighborhood. I look forward to watching it grow. ”
Beardsley Household (North Austin)
“After 25 years of looking the other way when came in from the driveway, to avoid the sight of our sad-looking front yard, we decided to look for someone to work with us on a xeriscape solution–both because we thought it was the responsible way to go in Texas and because we knew we would never have the time or impulse to take care of our yard. After talking with several people, we met Reed and knew instantly this was the way to go. His deep knowledge and genuine passion about the plants and this process was infectious and inspiring. We couldn’t be happier with the results. He encouraged our input at every stage of the process and really listened to everything we said.
My neighbor walked by today and said “this is stunning” and I knew he wasn’t just trying to make me feel good. Reed and Andrew have an exceptional work ethic and sense of personal responsibility. And they are just great guys to have around. You won’t be sorry.”
Janis and Evan (North Austin)
“I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical about hiring someone to Xeriscape my yard at first. I figured it would be much too expensive and I didn’t want myyard to look like the desert, filled with cow skulls and cacti. After the first consultation I had with Reed, all of my skepticism was turned to optimism. The design proposals that these guys provided me were both affordable and filled with colorful blooming native flowers. The guys at Austin Native Landscaping were very professional, always courteous and prompt in replying to my questions and they even helped me deal with my HOA headaches. Now my yard has gone from the worst looking in the neighborhood to a place that I stare at with pride every time I come home.
I will recommend these guys to everyone I know. Thank you so much for giving my dead and weedy yard new life.”
Charles (South Austin)
“My favorite spot is sitting at my kitchen table looking out at my new backyard landscape that Reed and his crew at Austin Native Landscaping created. Reed tranformed my backyard from a flat eroded surface into a tiered, drought resistent, eye-catching landscape. He uses quality materials and knows which plants are suited to the climate and soil. Reed listened patiently to our concerns, likes and dislikes and never pressured us during any phase of the project and upon completion he and his crew left our property immaculate.
It’s nice to know that quality workmanship still exists.”
Cynthia (Round Rock)
“I am getting ready to put my house on the market and needed to do some landscaping work. I didn’t have a big budget and didn’t have a sprinkler system. It made sense to do Xeriscaping and I contacted Reed & the guys at Austin Native Landscaping. Reed put together a plan that fit into the budget and he installed many native grasses, plants, stones, crushed granite & mulch. The transformation has been incredible and all of my neighbors have complimented the work. The other critical thing is the communication with Reed is easy. He returns phone calls and always kept me informed of his schedule.
I will use Reed again when I purchase my new home.”
Jon (Westlake Area)
“We called Austin Native Landscaping after a horrible drought and I did not want our yard to turn brown and depressing for another hot summer. Reed returned my email immediately and came over for an estimate at my earliest convenience. They did such a beautiful job. I highly recommend their expertise to anyone looking to spruce up their yard.
They are extremely knowledgeable and their bids were both beautiful. They are also very reasonably priced. Thanks again!”
Kasey (East Austin)
“Our law firm was in desperate need of a clean and professional landscaping design that incorporated local, drought-resistant plants with color and diversity. Although we contacted Reed and his team at Austin Native Landscaping during the height of the landscaping season, they promptly returned our correspondence, visited our property to evaluate our needs, and drafted separate designs of varying complexity based on our preferences for us to choose from. After selecting our plan, Reed and his team began work on our property in less than a week, and finished the job in less than two days. More importantly, the landscaping design they implemented exceeded our expectations, and beautifully complemented our office and surrounding neighborhood. The results were exactly what we were hoping for.
We greatly appreciate the services of this company and strongly recommend them to anyone seeking native landscaping designs for their home or business.”
After Central Texas experienced the worst drought in recorded history in 2011, I felt the need to do something different with my yard. I did not want to waste water trying to make my lawn grow in a climate that was not well suited for it. Texas Native plants were the logical solution and I started investigating landscapers who could help me design a more natural environment. Austin Native Landscaping caught my eye and I contacted them through their website. Reed got back to me right away and came to my house at his earliest opportunity to discuss my project. After several modifications, we settled on a great design and they started work. Whenever I had a question or wanted to make a change, Reed listened and responded promptly. I was able to choose the boulders that were used in my project and decided where they would be placed on my property. I love the finished project, which is a style that I call “Zen-Tex.” The plants have all done well since they were planted and the whole project has surpassed my expectations. I also appreciate the interaction we have had and the collaborative process during this project. I would definitely recommend Austin Native Landscaping and have a sign advertising their company in my yard.
“Austin Native Landscaping really helped us to achieve the ideal xeriscape for our front yard – it met our needs in terms of drought resistant and deer resistant plants, overall design and aesthetic. Following our free estimate, Reed drew up a design plan for us and he worked with us to modify it three times so we could have exactly what we wanted. Once they started working, they worked for four solid days (even in the rain) and left us with a wonderful end result.
Thanks so much Reed and team! We can’t wait to watch our plants grow and blossom!”
“I recently build a new home, and when the house was complete I had no landscaping whatsoever – just had a big mess! I hired the guys at Austin Native Landscaping to first do some brush clearing. They showed up on time, were very polite and professional, and did an excellent job. I later used them to install landscape edging, a crushed granite driveway, and lay sod. They did all these tasks wonderfully and professionally with little guidance. When they did have a question, they always asked me to make sure they were doing what I wanted. I decided to have them build a fence since they did such a great job elsewhere and have a great attention to detail and doing the job right. The fence is wonderful and I have had many complements on it!
They were completely trustworthy, excellent rates, and just super nice guys. Can’t say enough good stuff about them!!“
Janet (Westlake, Austin)
Austin Native Landscaping have spent a great deal of time patiently consulting with me in order to bring to life the exact vision that I have for my yard- respecting my opinions and working with me step-by-step on the development of the landscape design. I have been provided with excellent advice and have been given suggestions that I would not have come up with on my own. They are fantastic about meeting deadlines and both of my projects have fallen under the initial estimated budget. Most importantly, their energy and enthusiasm is truly a joy to see. I suspect they love my landscape project almost as much as I do!
I am already planning my third project with them and can’t wait to get started. I highly recommend Austin Native Landscaping and feel so fortunate that I found this company.
Anna (East, Austin)
“The peace of mind I get in the garden is so dear to me. Sometimes, my dream gardens become unmanageable and I need an assist in taming the growth and creating a more realistic space for the Austin climate. Calling in pros wasn’t something I looked forward to. I’ve had a few bad experiences –I’m not interested in a generic look. I admit I’m picky and I don’t care! I found Austin Native Landscaping by chance and I couldn’t be more pleased:
– Replied promptly to my inquiries, answered all my questions and quickly scheduled an appointment
– Showed up on time (how long has it been since that happened) and were so easy to communicate with. They got it!
– Offered helpful suggestions and solicited input as work progressed
– Prices are fair and they’re super passionate about gardening
My flower beds look lovely! I couldn’t be happier and look forward to future projects.“
Tina (Central, Austin)
“Reed and his team at Austin Native Landscaping put together a beautiful plan that took into consideration all of my criteria – drought tolerant, native, deer resistant, and low maintenance, AND then they applied their own knowledge of plants, color, depth, shape, and design! I was thrilled!! They helped me install a french drain, drip irrigation systems, plant trees, design and build a berry orchard, and so much more! I now have a beautiful landscaped yard that produces amazing fruits and vegetables!
They worked hard, were extremely knowledgeable, and always explained all my options. I can’t wait to have another project for them to work on!!”
Kodi (Dripping Springs)
“I couldn’t have asked for a better landscaper. I have had many. No one has worked faster nor have they had a better vision. They were easy to work with and amazing problem solvers. I expect my garden will be on a garden tour in the near future. They gave me exactly what I wanted and completed it on time. You can not make a mistake if you decide to hire Austin Native Landscaping. You will be so glad you did.
The cost was extremely reasonable. The outcome was spectacular.
Lois (South Austin)
“I own an investment property in Austin that is heavily landscaped. I had a hard time finding someone reliable and honest to complete the necessary bi-annual maintenance on the yard, until I found Reed. Reed has done a wonderful job on the yard, keeping it beautiful and healthy. He is reasonably priced and always upfront about what the costs are, and what I get for the price.
I would recommend Reed to anybody I know who needs landscape work in the Austin area.”
Reed and his team are wonderful. I had an idea of what I wanted to do in our yard, but wasn’t exactly sure of how to do it or what plants to buy. They made some great suggestions and picked up everything I that I needed. The plants he picked out for our flower beds are very colorful and work well in the areas where they are planted.
Reed really cares about what he is doing and even sends me emails asking how our plants are doing!
Best of all they are very affordable!
Thank you Reed!
We will definitely hire him again if we ever need anything else done in our yard.
Christina (South, Austin)