Lawn reduction and food production in Round Rock.


CLA worked closely with the family to design a landscape that reduced the total lawn area while providing ample space for play, food production and outdoor living.  All site drainage, including roof downspouts, were directed into a network of swales heavily planted with native ornamental grasses and flowering perennials.  These swales slow and filter stormwater, making it available for the new plants and further reducing the landscapes irrigation requirement.  Food production was integrated into the landscape beds, including an espalier to grow apples and soften a new wood fence.  Culinary herbs, such as rosemary and thyme, were used for many of the shrubs included in the overall design, providing a landscape that is productive and sensory.