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Father’s Day Message because you’re more than just landscape to us.

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Most are fathers. Some are single mothers. Some are grandparents, adult siblings or other family members who stepped up to the world’s largest task,DAD. Whoever it is, there’s a distinct person in your life who resonates the fatherly strength, boundaries and calm steady fortitude that most of us think about when we picture the “perfect Leave it to Beaver delivery style” fatherly life lessons and disciplines which we are presented with and that we all needed to obtain for a successful happy existence. A daunting parenting skill that one day we hope we can simulate well enough to also create good human beings. Father’s day and Mother’s day for that matter, are not about giving elaborate gifts to us adults necessarily.  What they are is a great opportunity to do the little things big.  Maybe you are an #Austin family who follows our blog, instagram or facebook and you’re still saving up for the projects that are worth the fairly substantial investment that quality costs like an #outdoorkitchen or #outdoorliving space? This blog is for you.  This one isn’t about a promotion for anything more than quality time with the ones you love this Sunday.  Take time to look at those old pictures that make you all laugh and smile. You know the ones that were actually printed or barely digital, where someone had horrible hair or someone was in a diaper shirtless. Play a game of charades where you all create the objects to be guessed based upon family inside jokes or favorite vacation spots. Set family goals together and make a time capsule video for next year.  Kids, your father won’t always be here.  You are his legacy so instead of only asking questions that answer your immediate need questions like, how do I check my tire pressure?  This father’s day find out what makes him who he really is by asking questions that are fun to find out the answers to, like…Dad, you have a picture of you and some friend in Arizona in a car in your desk drawer from 72. That picture looks like a fun time. Tell me about it? I promise the gift this father’s day will be mutual if you actually do a couple of these things. #Austin neighbors, you’re more than just landscape to us.

-Blog tribute to the best men ever, Phillip Anderson,Chris Anderson & John Flye

 

Austin Retaining Walls

#AustinRetainingWalls #AustinLuxuryLandscaping #Retainingwalls #512-577-2345
#AustinRetainingWalls #AustinLuxuryLandscaping #Retainingwalls #512-577-2345
#AustinRetainingWalls #AustinLuxuryLandscaping #Retainingwalls #512-577-2345
#AustinRetainingWalls #AustinLuxuryLandscaping #Retainingwalls #512-577-2345

Good Morning #Austin, #Lakeway #WestLake #CedarPark #RoundRock #Georgetown #Jonestown #LagoVista. The 2018 tropical storm and hurricane season is off to the races and no matter what local news station you tune into our rain chances are an inch or more over the next 7 days and are wonderful considering we like our rivers flowing and our lakes full of fun.  That is unless you are the homeowner who already has some #erosioncontrol issues going on. Do yourself a favor now.  Take before pictures of your property now.  Take pictures at the end of the heaviest runoff after rains if possible too.  Retaining walls are not covered by insurance unless in some rare cases they are actually supporting the structure of the home so you’ll need to be ready with the finances in place to solve this problem for good.  Often times in our area home owners have plenty of equity in homes to take a home equity line of credit for these types of projects if needed because we are so fortunate to have a real estate market that is strong and holding value. When the time comes and you are ready to accent your property with something beautiful that will shore it up stability wise forever and ensure that it is a landscape accent which adds value and not an eyesore like rail road ties that rot and invite pests give us a call or fill out a consultation questionnaire form on our website www.andersonlandscape.com  until then enjoy a few pictures of some projects that we sure loved building for #Austin neighbors and don’t forget to dance in the rain with someone you love.  It doesn’t happen everyday here after all.

 

Front yard landscaping

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#frontyardlandscaping #austinluxurylandscapes #austin #austintx

Front yard landscaping by Anderson Landscape aka #Austinluxurylandscape is anything but cookie cutter. We love life to flow easy whether it’s a modern home or a Tuscan estate. By life we mean the way you navigate your property both physically and with your eyes. Nothing should be abrupt or unsoothing. From the way the sidewalks flow to the way your lawn care equipment moves with ease, we want everything to be at peace. Welcome home Austin. 512-577-2345

Rocking Round Rock for nearly 2 decades!

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Austin Retaining Wall by #austinluxurylandscapes Anderson landscapes 512-577-2345
Austin Retaining Wall by #austinluxurylandscapes Anderson landscapes 512-577-2345

Pun intended, there’s a ton of competition out there in the landscape industry.  One thing we found out when nearly everyone else folded up their tents in 2008 was that there are a lot of hobby landscape companies out there. You know…the guys who work 9-5’s somewhere but love to do weekend landscape projects like lay stone over an old concrete pad. Good for them but it’s not good for the home owners.  It’s like asking the weekend bank teller to free lance and do your taxes instead of an experienced CPA knowing you have some old underlying issues.  Probably not wise even though you save some money initially.  It will cost more later when you have to redo it because despite best efforts the expertise and knowledge wasn’t there to prevent some more expensive issues.  #RoundRocklandscaping is one of the most highly sought after areas for stone work so be careful neighbors.  Don’t just hire anyone.  We have nearly 2 decades of experience in the area and our work is there to stay.  From #kitchens to #stonepatios our masons are the best.  Afterall we aren’t just any landscape company, we put our family name on our company because we’re about quality. We look forward to reviewing a project for you soon. 512-577-2345

Smoke’in Hot Stay-cations

We’ve all had those years where life is just too hectic or we’re just tired and a stay-cation is the better summer solution than a vacation.  This year should be the one that you make sure you are ready for the perfect one.  Place to cool off? Place to grill with friends? Place to relax out of the sun while you dry off? A couple focal points of natural vegetation with color and texture throughout the property? If you can’t put a check by any or all of these then you’re reading this blog for a reason and we’re here to help. We’ve been designing and constructing #austin #outdoorliving and #outdoorkitchens for nearly 2 decades in central Texas and we look forward to helping create the perfect backdrop for all your future stay-cations. 512-577-2345

 

 

What the…Water bill?!

So it’s been a year and you forgot how painful that summer water bill could be until this month when you opened it up or got the auto draft alert and said, “What the?! Did we buy Niagra Falls?”

Do yourself a favor.  Add up what you spend in lawn maintenance fees and the increase in water bills during the summer months and if you’ve really had enough,  maybe it’s time to look at a long term investment to eliminate both problems and buy back some peace of mind and give yourself some time to relax and enjoy your summer.  We are well known for doing water wise landscaping and have been featured on YNN and in th to include xeriscapes and Texas modified xeriscapes which are a beautiful blend of lawn islands with river rock or granite beds that meander around them and accentuate your favorite color pallets of trees or annual and/or perennial beds of color.  Everything easily maintained beautifully within local water restrictions and often on drip systems only.  Xeriscapes are typically a little bit more expensive to install than just vegetation landscaping but consider the longevity and the weight of the materials and labor involved.  The materials last forever, literally as rocks do not die and it does take more man power to initially install.  The benefit is you’ll be done with the large upkeep of tedious up keep in lawn maintenance bills as it usually only needs leaf blowing seasonally and fertilization annually. Those expenses will off set each other in a few seasons and you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood.  Remember quality landscaping is like granite counter tops over Formica. One ads value to the property and is sought after by buyers and worth the investment and the other is depreciating from the time of install and will need to be replaced before you sell and you’ll never get your money back that you spent on it. Every aspect of your home is an investment and we’ve spent our life building a reputation of quality in central Texas landscaping. We look forward to designing your dreamscape soon! 512-577-2345

 

 

 

Round Rock New Home Landscaping

So you’re either new to the area and bought a new home in one of the fastest growing areas in Texas or you decided to move further out from the city for a little larger lot and a newer home design.  Congratulations! Now you’re in your new home and it’s gorgeous and smells fresh and feels great but it’s missing a mature landscape because, well, it’s new and in a new development area.  It is what it is.  You take the good with the not so good in most cases but you are probably already in a positive equity position or made enough to do a proper landscape on your new home.  Don’t waste it on annuals or amateurs.  We’ve been doing this for nearly two decades and frankly there are some trees that shouldn’t be sold in our area but are.  They just aren’t meant for our climate zone. There are beautiful annual color plants that look lovely in containers but will die at the end of the season and never come back, that you should not spend good money on as part of your core landscape plan.  These are common mistakes that “chuck in a truck” who landscapes as a weekend hobby/second job will make every time.  We are going to consult with you about your goals for today and for ten years from now.  We will design and construct your landscape knowing that in this area we will have droughts and we will also have floods.  We will select trees that will give you shade as quickly as possible but not ruin your foundation.  We will select perennial plants that will withstand our heat and our winter and surprise you with color at various times of year.  Round Rock is a beautiful place to live and we hope that you choose to accentuate it’s beauty by choosing us to help finish your new homes landscape when the time is right.

The dog days of Summer are coming on fast!

So the dog days of Summer are coming on fast in central Texas as we have all felt the past two weeks with our temps peeking at the three digits.  You’ve also probably noticed the areas of your property that can’t handle the ever increasing heat or maybe it’s the shade that is preventing the lawn from being thick and lush.  Either way were just a phone call away when you have your budget in place to resolve these issues for good.  With nearly two decades in the Austin area, there isn’t anything we haven’t seen.  We love to problem solve with home owners who enjoy using natural landscape techniques to solve natures problems.  Just like in the photo you see with this post.  This was a dead and barren area that just struggled because of very large and beautiful natural tree shade cover.  Why fight it? Instead let’s accent it.  We asked what the home owner would enjoy more than lawn in that area?  They loved Colorado creeks and streams and the sound of a babbling brook nearby.  DONE! And the best part is that other than the annual plants that the home owner chooses to change out annually for color changes, the rest will last forever.  Leaf blow twice a year and use a pool net to remove some leaf debris from the creek and yard work is done.  Sit back, relax and enjoy your shady oasis by Anderson Landscape. 512-577-2345

If you can’t build the Ark, we can build a retaining walls. Both are amazing!

Everything but the house by Anderson Landscapes 512-577-2345
Everything but the house by Anderson Landscapes 512-577-2345

Good morning Austin. or is it? It’s 10:12 in the morning and after watching the news, sloshing your way to work, seeing the stories of all the families displaced in Louisana from the rains and flooding which are now affecting us it’s hard not to think about how they will change things here this time.

One of the great assets of the Central Texas is our varied elevations that give us views independent of each others widows, give us creeks and streams of flow and beauty beyond compare. However, it’s also tough to manage flash flood waters at times and the damage it causes eroding land and structures is costly on so many levels.

Retaining walls have been one of our stong suits for almost two decades.  We are experts at both engineered and non depending on the slope and lay of the property.  We only build quality. We will pass on projects that will not stand the test of time. It’s simply not something we choose to put the Anderson name on.

We primarily utilize large native block that is quarried here in Central Texas for one reason.  It’s here for a reason.  It belongs here.  It stands the test of time here. It’s acclimated to the climate and will not crack, crumble or separate as quickly with our humidity to drought climate like other import stones, woods or artifical products will.  We will and have built concrete retaining walls with beautiful stucco finishes to compliment custom home designs that will also stand the test of time longer than railroad tie retaining walls, which we do not contruct at all.

Obviously life is full of choices and we are glad you are our neighbors here in Central Texas. We hope you stay safe and dry over the next 3 days of anticipated potential flash flooding.  We hope your properties are undamaged and you merely get some overdue snuggle and family time being rained in.  Should you or a neighbor need a retaining wall to protect your investments or homes from flooding or erosion damage we hope you’ll call us first “When quality is your first priorty” 512-577-2345  or find us on Facebook @AustinLuxuryLandscapes.

Fall 2016 Promo

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When quality is your first priority and you desire luxury home landscape design and installation assistance you can find us on Facebook @AustinLuxuryLandscapes or Pinterest or ideas and then use this promo! For the months of Aug 2016 and Sept 2016 consultations are complimentary and design fees completed during this offer period are credited back to you when we start construction within 6 months of design and estimate acceptance. The design fee is a credit deducted from your deposit on our installation start day. This offer is a fall 2016 gift of thanks promo for trusting us with your project installation and must be scheduled though our website questionnaire link below.

http://www.andersonlandscape.com/questionnaire_austin_landscaping.php

With over 17 years of quality landscaping services to its clients, Anderson Landscapes serves Austin and the greater Central Texas area with a thorough understanding of what it takes to create and maintain diverse landscapes in our unique environment. We specialize in waterwise yet lush,vibrant Texas native and Southwest solutions that last, are designed with educated expertise and are gorgeous for years to come with low maintenance and tons of curb appeal.

All our design and consultation work is carried though by degreed professionals. Our designers have over 48 years combined experience. Our 2 main masons have been on staff over 10 years. Everybody on staff takes their job seriously and we strive to keep that small company attitude and have fun doing it.

We are ready to turn your yard into a natural wonderland installing all the vision and excitement you can dream up. We strive to make all of our projects fun and enjoyable. This work truly is our passion. We only take on a limited amount of work each year to ensure maximum quality so please feel free to get on our schedule today.  http://www.andersonlandscape.com/questionnaire_austin_landscaping.php