Texas Live Oaks protected by significant organic mulch beds
Mulch beds allow a highly groomed, irrigated area to be substantially reduced in size while providing an unbroken sense of "lawn" from rear patios and courtyards.
This residence is sited on a large lot with significant downward slope from the front property line to the rear. The landscape resolves the contrasting requirements of minimal water availability while providing for high volume, rapid runoff from the occasional severe storm. The owners desired the outer portions of their property to remain in a natural state while the residential center was developed in a native minimalist manner that would appear relatively seamless in transitioning one to the other.