Texas Yards That Will Inspire Your Next Lone Star Landscaping Project



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Southwestern Yard in Dallas

This beautiful backyard recall the colors, textures, and forms of America’s Southwest. A mix of warm white built-ins, gabion stone walls, and wood mingle with cactus and pea gravel, which crackles under foot, transporting you to the sun and warmth of one of our country’s most beautiful regions.


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Transitional Backyard in Leander

Blending traditional and contemporary styles, transitional style gives a name to clients who want to borrow elements from distinct landscaping genres. For this project, our client in Leander wanted to incorporate some of their favorite elements of traditional landscapes, like lawn, flowering plants, and a covered patio, with the concrete, agave, and palms of contemporary design. In the second image here, our clients blended their favorite “traditional” plants, like hydrangeas and boxwoods, and arranged them in a contemporary wood built-in.


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Desert-Inspired Front Yard in Austin

This desert-inspired front yard in Austin would look beautiful in many of the regions we cover, from West Texas to Southern Nevada and California to the arid regions of the Pacific Northwest. A variety of low-water cactus and grasses blend beautifully with decomposed granite and rough-hewn boulders.


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First Home in Houston’s Heights

This small backyard in Houston embodies the neighborhood’s young, vibrant community. The young couple who lives here, recent transplants from the Midwest, wanted a space where they could cook, entertain friends, and enjoy the warm weather of their new state. A pergola, which includes a built-in fan, creates the perfect spot for lounging on some of those really hot days. The concrete pavers lined with grass meets new, citywide regulations around permeability and ensures that the backyard drains properly after heavy rains.


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Family Backyard in Dallas

A functional, family backyard at it’s best! An expansive, covered deck creates the perfect year-round entertaining space. To the side, poured concrete pavers, surrounded by pea gravel, create a permeable patio that is perfect for laying out in the sun during the summer. In the background, a large lawn creates the perfect space for dogs and kids to play.


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Modern Masterpiece in Houston’s Montrose Neighborhood

This home in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood is slated to run in an upcoming Architectural Digest. And, it’s no wonder. The young couple who recently purchased the home have completely transformed it, from a tired 70s-style house to a modern masterpiece, including an exterior clad in black brick and burnt wood siding. The homeowners turned to us to create a landscaping plan that would add drama to the front yard and functional space to the backyard. The result: the front yard features densely planted rows of textural plants well-suited to Houston’s climate. In the back, a pool, bar, and outdoor dining table, mixed with minimal plantings of the varieties used in front, create the ultimate entertaining space.


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Contemporary Front Yard in Austin

Sparsely planted agaves, grasses, and ground covers, mixed with a swath of grass and bluestone pavers, create a beautiful, contemporary front yard that looks exquisite next to the newly built modern craftsman home.


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Rustic Backyard in San Antonio

This backyard is an extension of a newly-built, charcoal-colored, modern farmhouse. The homeowners wanted the backyard to reflect the mix of contemporary and country elements in their home, so our designers played with a mix of materials to complement the house. Throughout the yard, we incorporated woods—in the deck, in the furniture, and with the mulch that surrounds most of the yard—to play up the rustic features of the house. We also added more modern materials, like metal and concrete, and contemporary lines in the fire pit and pavers, to balance the yard and make it feel like a cohesive part of the exterior.

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