Landscape Design

Landscape design is the art and science of arranging the features of an area of land for aesthetic and practical reasons, and at Austin Native Landscaping we are pros at designing your landscape to suit your needs.

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Modern Landscape Design

Landscape design is usually thought of as having two major parts: hardscape (the nonliving elements, such as pavers and paths and fences) and softscape (the living elements, like flowers and trees).

When designing a landscape, we need to consider

  • Unity and harmony

  • Balance

  • Proportion

  • Transitions

Unity is about using elements in a design to convey a theme, consistently carrying over a landscape through mass plantings or repetition. Balance is more about comparing the look between two segments of a landscape, while unity is a view to the overall picture of a landscape. When the individual elements of a landscape fit together to form a coherent theme, the design has unity and harmony.

Proportion means that the size of the individual components or groups of components in a landscape fit into the whole landscape harmoniously. One way landscape designers do this is proper use of transitions when we look at the size of the respective components. If a landscape fails to convey good proportion, one big reason is that there are abrupt transitions.

Transition is the gradual change from combinations of the basic design elements of color, scale, line, form, and texture. For example, if the color of flowers are repeated as you move your eyes from one part of the yard to another, there is a sense of a cohesive whole that grows from those smooth transitions.

Some Of Our Previous Projects

We stand behind our landscape design and installation work, and are proud to show it off. You can see more examples in our Porfolio.

Horn Residence
Canepa Residence
O'Hara Residence

The Austin Native Advantage

With the best people, the best materials, and decades of collective experience, our mission is to be a trusted partner at every stage of your project.

The Austin Native Difference

We are passionate about making the process of creating your new landscape a fun and rewarding experience.

You get a dedicated, expert designer who will stay with you through the entire project and make sure every detail of your vision is realized.

We only work on one project at a time. Rather than spreading our team across multiple projects, we work internally on one project at a time, which ensures that you get focused attention from our whole team.

Everyone who works on your project will be an experienced Austin Native Landscaping employee. We won’t hand your project out to low-cost subcontractors. We have a highly trained, dedicated team who will work on your project to make sure it meets or exceeds your expectations.

Project Estimates

Every client and project is unique, and we tailor each project plan to your individual needs. Here are some guidelines to give you an idea of what you get for your investment.

$15K – $25K

  • Front or backyard only
  • New beds with metal edging
  • Few trees

$25K – $50K

  • Front and backyard
  • Limited patios (Smaller dry laid gravel patios)
  • Limited irrigation
  • Limited turf
  • Some outdoor lighting (5 lights)
  • Medium amount of trees
  • Good plant selection
  • Modify existing irrigation


  • Full blown front and back cohesive design
  • Custom welded edging and planter boxes
  • Large artificial turf areas
  • Outdoor living spaces
  • Elaborate outdoor lighting design (12 – 20 lights)
  • Full highly efficient drip irrigation system with a smart controller
  • Extensive planting, with hundreds of plants
  • Many trees
  • Elaborate patio and hardscaping options (Larger mortared patio options)


Making Your Vision a Reality


The process starts right here…

the first step is to fill out the contact form here, where you can share your ideas, budget, and desired outcomes. We will review your project and get back to you with the best next steps.


Next, we come to you…

if the project is a good fit, we will schedule a site visit so we can walk through your property together and listen to your aspirations and ideas. We’ll also make notes of sunlight conditions, topography, wildlife presence, and other details.


We create the design…

our designers will create a design that is custom-tailored to your property, goals, and lifestyle. Our initial design and bid are free of charge and at no obligation.


Our team gets to work…

After we finalize a design together, you will see your plan take shape. Our employees, a team of skilled craftsmen and landscapers, will carefully build out the landscape design.


Experience your new outdoor space…

your project isn’t finished until we do a walking review together. We will walk through the project and ensure every detail meets or exceeds your standards. This also gives us a chance to offer tips for maintaining a beautiful landscape and gives you an opportunity to ask any questions regarding watering and ongoing maintenance.

Contact Austin Native Landscaping

Are you considering a landscaping project? We’d love to help. Give us an idea of what you’re looking for, and we’ll get back to you right away to schedule a consultation to assess your site, understand your goals, and give you our expert recommendations.

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