Natives on the Bayou
Nestled in a gated community and backing up to the bayou this beautiful home lacked curb appeal. The home owners desired native plants that would attract wildlife while being visually pleasing for the neighbors to enjoy. We planted the bank beside and behind the home that is viewed from a deck with 100% natives found in naturally in Houston. The homes front door is actually on the side of the house and the neighbors entrance sits right on the property line. We created a welcoming path of cream limestone and flanked it with plants that will be interesting through out the year. We installed a cedar trellis that functions as a fence between the two properties using cedar post and cabling.
Old path uneven slabs. A/C units were moved to other side of house to open up entrance way to front door.
Large bed where a/c units use to be. Planted with Possumhaw holly that will create winter interest with their naked branches covered in red berries.
Closer view of the limestone pads. They are cut into native soil and set with a bit of concrete underneath.
Plants that will hold the soil on the bank and wax myrtles to create a natural screen between neighbors.
Close quarters where a solid fence would be too much but a trellis fence does the job and looks pretty.