Townhome Yard Design & Install in Rice Military

Before/after photos with detail below. Before/after side-by-side: More before: More after: This yard started as the condo-heavy neighborhood’s favorite doggy pee-pad, and we turned it into a nice pollinator garden that smells more like lemon and honey than ammonia. We all love dogs, but in this case they were corroding the fence and perpetuating a […]

Townhome Yard Design & Install in Rice Military

Small Backyard Makeover, designed by Falonland Studios, installed by Patiovore

This client had a blank slate and a small budget. They needed a path behind the pool that wasn’t mud, and some greenery to cancel out the starkness of the surroundings. Thankfully, they also have parents that have either a very green thumb or a knack for tending to rapidly spreading plants, or both. They had a […]

Small Backyard Makeover, designed by Falonland Studios, installed by Patiovore

Lane Yard Makeover in the Heights

When it comes to projects, this one is among favorites. We completely remodeled this lovely couple’s home into a yard that is the physical embodiment of soul food and actual food. I can tell by how many times the homeowners Instagram meals and meetings out in their new back yard. This project was different. The wife […]

Lane Yard Makeover in the Heights

The Soil

One of my favorite scientists spoke at the Houston Museum of Natural Science this week and I couldn’t make it, so I caught up on some YouTube lectures of hers and am motivated to talk more about her work. If you want to spend your precious time learning about a super sustainable way to grow things, and a […]

The Soil

Heights LEED landscape

This was a HUGE project. There’s so much to it that I have yet to fill out here. In short, I learned every single aspect of landscaping with this yard and was so fortunate to see a big, very personal vision become reality. It’s still a work in progress because edible landscaping is NOT the […]

Heights LEED landscape

Succulent planter boxes for wine bar

Succulent boxes v.1.0 (delivered March 2014, scroll down to see the newest build…)   I made these succulent/cacti planter boxes for a wine bar on Westheimer, Camerata. It’s an absolutely lovely place and the wine – they really know what they’re doing. The bases are filled with a rough gravel that I could slope down towards a drain, […]

Succulent planter boxes for wine bar

Messy but infinitely productive veggie and herb garden at “The Patiolab”

IF you go to the Press page you’ll learn that my brother David and I destroyed my parent’s yard. We had 1/5th of an acre in a suburban cul-de-sac to work with. We moved the fence up to create more backyard, built 500+SF of garden beds, and smothered out grass. We volunteered for an Urban Harvest fruit tree sale […]

Messy but infinitely productive veggie and herb garden at “The Patiolab”