WHAT WE USE AUSTIN NATIVE LANDSCAPING MATERIALS AND MORE

What We Use

At Austin Native Landscaping, we use only the best masonry and carpentry materials to bring you value for your money. Read more details about the materials and plants we use to bring the best landscaping results to your property.

Plants

Plants we use and recommend to our clients. See our full plant library here.

Orchid of the Desert, Desert Catalpa, Flowering Willow Desert Willow Along with Texas Redbud, Retama and Texas Mountain Laurel, Desert Willow is another solid pick when looking for a drought tolerant small statured flowering tree. More about this plant... Jerusalem Sage Holly Cow! This amazing Texas adapted perennial should be the first choice in many full sun Xeriscape designs in Austin. More about this plant... Gregg's Sage, Autumn Sage, Texas Sage Cherry Sage Autumn Sage is one of the best Texas native perennials one can choose in full sun. More about this plant... Cape Leadwort Plumbago We try to use Plumbago in part shade situations because the plant is not as drought tolerant in full sun and seems to enjoy the occasional shade. More about this plant... Yerbis Anis, Spanish Tarragon, Texas Tarragon, Sweet Mace Mexican Mint Marigold Mexican Marigold Mint is a great choice for heavy deer pressure landscape designs More about this plant... Wild Dagga, Lion's Ear Lions Tail Finally here is your chance fulfilling your childhood desire to become a lion tamer star. More about this plant... Weeping Lantana Trailing Lantana Trailing lantana is an outstanding pick for any drought resistant flower bed design. More about this plant... Firecracker Plant, Coral Plant, Coralblow, Fountain Plant Firecracker Fern An evergreen fernlike, flowering, drought tolerant perennial that is adapted to our fiery summers? Yes please, I’ll take two! More about this plant... Golden Thryallis, Gold Shower, Shower of Gold, Rain of Gold Golden Showers Thryallis Golden Showers will shower you with golden flowers for a very long period, starting at spring and continuing up until frost. More about this plant... Wax Mallow Turk's Cap The Turks are invading and they are wielding adorable red caps! More about this plant... English Dogwood Sweet Mock Orange Do not mock Mock Orange as it is an excellent Texas adapted tree. More about this plant... Currant-of-Texas, Wild Currant, Chaparral Berry, Agrito, Algerita Agarita Agarita is a tough sell; It’s thorny and scraggly. But its many positive characteristics are well worth considering. More about this plant... Palo Verde, Jerusalem Thorn, Horse Bean, Lluvia de Oro Retama Retama is extremely drought tolerant, and will survive on as little as 12 inches of rain annually. More about this plant... Mescal Bean Texas Mountain Laurel If there is one Texas native, small growing, flowering tree you can’t go wrong with, it’s of course a Texas Mountain Laurel. More about this plant... Redflower False Yucca Red Yucca Red yuccas are a common sight here in Austin and for a good reason: they are relatively deer resistant. More about this plant... Prostrate Rosemary, Creeping Rosemary Trailing Rosemary Trailing rosemary is a great choice when you are looking for a solid, not too tall, evergreen for full sun. More about this plant... Fragrant Mist Flower, Shrubby White Mistflower, White Boneset, Thoroughwort, Havana Snakeroot White Mistflower White Mistflower is a solid choice in any Texas native plants Xeriscape. More about this plant... Texas Muhly Grass, Florida Muhly Grass, Gulf Muhly, Pink Hair Grass, Pink Muhly Gulf Muhly This is one of our favorite Ornamental grass to use in drought tolerant flowerbed designs. More about this plant... Blue Agave, American Aloe, Maguey Century Plant We consider the Century Plant as the king of agaves in Austin. More about this plant... Silky Thread Grass, Mexican Needle Grass, Pony Tails Mexican Feather Grass Mexican Feather Grass is a graceful short growing ornamental grass. More about this plant... Silver Dichondra, Kidneyweed Silver Pony-foot Silver Ponyfoot is a wonderful ground cover for drought tolerant landscaping. More about this plant... Granate Apple Pomegranate Pomegranates are one of our favorite trees! More about this plant... American Beautyberry American Beautyberry is an excellent section for shady spots in your landscape. More about this plant... Star Jasmine Confederate Jasmine You can see this attractive vine in more and more landscapes in Austin. More about this plant... Faury Bamboo Bamboo Muhly Bambo Muhly is a magnificent choice for many locations. More about this plant... Cherry Skullcap Pink Texas Skullcap One of the greatest low layer plants you can use! More about this plant... Echinacea Eastern Purple Coneflower Echinacea is one of our personal favorites! More about this plant... Dwarf Poinciana, Peacock Flower Pride of Barbados Pride of Barbados could quite easily become the pride of your landscape! More about this plant... Rosemary Mint Mexican Oregano Mexican Oregano: A true jack of all trades. More about this plant... Texas Lantana Texas Lantana is considered a pesky weed by some folks; it's a true testimony to the plant's nearly indestructible traits. More about this plant...

Masonry Materials

Oklahoma Sandstone Stunning in size, colors, and performance, Oklahoma sandstone is one of our favorite materials to work with. Available in the monumentally huge “Select” slabs, this stone never fails to impress. Ideal for patios and retaining walls and available in a wide range of colors from greys to tans to blues to blacks, OK sandstone can be matched with stunning results to the design pallet of almost any home. When you want a natural look with dramatic effect look no further. Read On... Texas Limestone From the Spanish missions of San Antonio, to the condos on South Lamar, and in the hills of Westlake, Limestone is the bedrock of life in Austin. Quarried right here in Central Texas, Limestone is one of the most versatile and ubiquitous building materials available to Austinites, and a mainstay of modern urban landscape design. Available in a variety of colors and textures, Texas Native Limestone offer generations of return on for a minimal investment. The perfect choice for any budget minded home owner in need of a Patio or retaining wall. owner in need of a Patio or retaining Read On... Pavestone Paving Blocks Centuries old European style made right here in Central Texas. A block paver walkway or patio is a picturesque and thrifty way to improve accessibility and utility of your property. Quick and inexpensive to install, cheap and easy to maintain, durable and available in a wide variety of colors, Pavestone products are a great choice for any paving project. Read On... A606 Steel Corten Sheer, Chic, Industrial and Gorgeous. With clean lines and unbeatable durability, retaining walls and planter beds assembled from Corten Steel are an essential for any modern home in Austin. Shipped to your home from the foundry, and assembled by our team of artists and welders, a corten installation can put your front lawn on the cutting edge of landscape design. As the metal ages it forms the distinctive patina of surface rust that protects the steel from further deterioration. Highly recommended for any customer who values industrial quality and modern design. Read On... Bespoke Tired of the suburban sprawl? Let our imagination run wild! From mosaics to murals, sculpture to scorching. Turn our team of artists and designers loose and help Keep Austin Weird! Our design teams work in close collaboration with our clients to plan for each installation, to make sure we turn your property into a source of inspiration and wonder as well as comfort and convenience. Austin has a reputation to maintain, let’s do our part! Read On... Brick and Block Good design is simple, utilitarian, inexpensive and strong. Why not use the cornerstone of civilization and build with most basic medium of the masons timeless art? Brick and block is to match with existing structure, giving your new landscape a sense of continuity. Impressive to see and an investment for generations to come, retaining wall or garden beds built from brick stand the test of time. Read On... Concrete From Ancient Rome to the Hoover dam, concrete is a great way to get quick results that are built to last. Whether you’re after a new sidewalk, patio, retaining wall, or planter beds, there isn’t much concrete can’t do. Sleek, shiny, and modern or rough, pitted and industrial, the versatility of this material is surpassed only by its longevity. For the best value, we recommend using concrete for very small projects such as planters, steps, and small pads, or very large jobs such as extensive retaining walls or new patios. Read On... Acid Staining/Etching Revitalize your old porch or walkway with an acid stain. Beautiful results, unique natural patterns. With vibrant green and blue, glossy black and brown, or deep red and yellow, your guests won’t believe its plain old concrete. The acid reacts differently with every patio giving your concrete a unique and unforgettable new life. After stain we like to add a few coats of glossy sealant to really make your new surface shine. Read On... Concrete Pavers A landscaping work horse. Inexpensive, reliable, sturdy, capable of looking modern or rustic in all settings. These two by two foot concrete pavers, can make the most uneven or muddy yard accessible again all year round. Add a turquoise or red acid stain to really make them pop! Read On...

Carpentry Materials

Pressure Treated Pine Logged in the great Pine forests east of Austin Texas, Pressure Treated Pine is a great choice homeowners looking for fencing, decks or pergolas on a budget. Long lasting and extremely resistant to the moisture and insects of Central Texas, Pressure Treated Pine timber makes for great decks and pergolas that can last lifetimes. Due to the pressure treating process, as the wood dries out in the Austin sun it can be vulnerable to shrinking and swelling. However, a good coat of paint or stain can minimize these effects and with proper maintenance you can enjoy the value and the Read On... Cedar For arbors, decks and pergolas, you can’t beat Cedar. It’s our lumber of choice due to its reliability. Naturally insect resistant and untreated by chemicals, it is exponentially less vulnerable to warping or checking over time in the brutal Austin summers. It takes a stain beautifully, smells great, and won’t fry your bare feet in August. For homeowners who want to invest in quality, comfort, and beauty we heartily recommend using cedar in your new backyard. Read On... Composite A hybrid of recycled wood fibers and polymers, Composite lumber represents the latest in technology and innovation. No need to paint or stain. No risk of infestation, warping, or rot. Manufacturer guaranteed to resist the worst the summer sun can do. Ideal for the customer who wants to spare no expense to invest in a maintenance-free deck, pergola, or fence. Read On...