Check Out this Austin Backyard Makeover

With a growing family of six, Bob Smith (a very fake client with a very real house) moved into a new home earlier this year.

Things have been working out great, but the backyard left a little something to be desired. With little to no shade, grass, or landscaping, it was a dust bowl in the summer and a mud pit as soon as it rained… not so great for the kids.

This fall, we helped transform their barren backyard into a family-friendly oasis!

1. Landscaping

First things first. Our irrigation specialists ran a drip system to water the perimeter beds that would soon be created. Next, the crew cleared out the yard, including a rotting old deck and pergola. Time for a fresh slate!

Lots of beautiful native plants added color and interest to an otherwise boxy backyard.

Several new trees were also added to provide a little shade, and they’ll grow to make even more.

2. Artificial Turf

Some areas just aren’t great candidates for real grass. The backyard gets little protection from the sun and lots of foot traffic (balls, bikes, trampolines, you name it). And so, they elected for a great big open swatch of artificial turf.

3. Xeriscaping

Our Top Choice landscapers replaced the old deck with a tasteful stone step, and they added a nice rock and paver path to prevent a mud-trap in the highly trafficked side yard.

The stone ground cover continues along the foundation of the house, rounding out a long bed filled with hearty cast iron plants.

The Final Results

Now that’s a backyard just begging for a family soccer match.