Native: Indigenous to a place.
Xeriscape: A garden or landscape requiring little or no irrigation.
Xeriscaping is the most environmentally harmonious, money saving, and practical type of landscape design. Mowing, watering, and fertilizing large areas of grass and hedge rows is an expensive and antiquated method of landscaping. Xeriscaping works with nature and requires little maintenance. Investing in xeriscaping can save thousands of dollars every year in maintenance, and sky rocket existing real estate value. Native Xeriscapes creates professional plans and designs at a low cost. Offering residential and commercial installations and improvements.
Native Xeriscapes provides professional xeriscape plans to home owners, home builders, contractors, , and commercial property managers. We can create to-scale plans of site areas at low costs. We offer a variety of regional xeriscape themes from native wildscaping, to clean and basic, full and lush, flowy, or modern. Factors we consider are, climate, sun/shade, native drought tolerant plants and trees, terrain, soil types, water drainage, water collection, irrigation or no irrigation, existing trees and lawn areas, ease of access, erosion control, security/screening, curb appeal, surrounding architecture, natural habitat and wildlife, ease of maintenance, future use, as well as any input from the customer. Attention to every principal of aesthetics and design is considered: Color, line, texture, scale, unity, balance, transition, proportion, rhythm, and focalization from outdoor and indoor views.
Native Xeriscapes installs new landscapes, and removes existing landscapes that requires weekly maintenance and watering, and replaces with environmentally friendly landscaping that saves water, money, and attracts local pollinators. We remove, or reduce turf grass areas by installing beds, pathways, and gravel areas. We can re-arrange and convert existing sprinkler systems to drip line irrigation. Other services include: Container/potted plants, rain barrel collection, gravel driveways, culverts, tree planting, tree removal, mulch install, mass plantings, native vegetation reclamation, hike and bike trails, retention pond maintenance, material delivery, and special events. Residential and commercial.
Native Xeriscapes upgrades existing
sprinkler irrigation systems with drip line systems. This reduces
water consumption and simply modifies an existing system versus
removing the old system and installing a new system. Rainwater
collection services available.
The City of Austin offers rebates for water wise Xeriscaping. Please visit the following link for more information:
Austin Water Wise Rebate Program Information