Open Envelope Studio is a boutique landscape design and build studio based in Austin, TX. We specialize in modern outdoor living spaces and custom steel work. We pride ourselves on developing deep relationships with our clients, bettering lives through the built environment.
photo credit: tali wildman We love using gravel in our landscape installations. We spec it on every project as a lovely composition with steel, wood, concrete, turf grass, and vegetation. For a while we used mulch in vegetative beds (and I know our build team would prefer to move it over heavy gravel), but we found that gravel was preferable as a surface treatment in most applications for a number of reasons: Maintenance. Gravel does not need to be reapplied each year (exc