June 28, 2018

In the Summer 2018 issue of Austin Home Magazine, Matt and I were interviewed about the landscape design and build at Krajcer Residence.  The yards lacked function because of the slope, so we created a lush installation in the front, back, and courtyard.  The ceda...

December 20, 2017

In the Winter 2017 issue of Austin Home Magazine, Matt and I were interviewed about the landscape design and build at Buck Residence.  The home overlooked the on-ramp to MoPac, so we designed a modern landscape reminiscent of Palm Springs and Eichler courtyard hom...

December 9, 2016

In the Winter 2016 issue of Austin Home Magazine, Matt and I were interviewed about the landscape design and build at Anderson Residence.  The home has a sunken patio with a lot of potential.  We reworked the patio with pavers, plants, and gravel in time for the c...

December 6, 2016

In the December 2016 issue of Austin Monthly, Open Envelope Studio was voted Best of the Austin in the Business & Services section for Landscaping in their 2016 Reader's Choice Poll!

August 30, 2016

The most common question we get during the consultation process is about an appropriate landscape budget.  This of course can vary based on yard size, design needs, slope of the ground plane, and material choices.  Determining how much you want to spend on your landsca...

July 28, 2016

Bamboo is a great way to get immediate privacy without taking up a lot of real estate, which can be very helpful when you're screening a space in a small yard.  There are only a handful of plants that work in central Texas have this vertical, columnar shape without goi...

October 13, 2015

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 pr...

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