PROJECT TYPE: Residential Garden
SERVICES PROVIDED: Landscape Plan, Detailed Garden design, Planting Plan and Schedule,
SIZE: 3 acres
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: A new house in Lake Jackson came with an intact riverine floodplain ecosystem of large Live Oaks, Pecan Trees, and Water Oaks. The goal of the landscape design was to create an overall framework plan that preserves the large existing trees and complements them with native understory shrub plantings. Ornamental gardens near the front of the house bring color and year-round texture and lushness. The site for a future swimming pool and additional trees were included for the large backyard. The challenge for this site was the heavy "gumbo" clay soil. All plants chosen were native or adapted and clay tolerant.