Paradise Landscapes had the pleasure of designing and building a custom landscape for a beautiful, newly built Spanish Mediterranean funeral home in New Braunfels. The owner (President) was inspired by a Tuscan themed landscape and desired to have this style for his new building. Properly designed, a Tuscan landscape can produce eloquent and luxurious results. Plants selection is most often influenced by the Mediterranean region and includes iconic plants like Italian Cypress, Palms, Olive trees, fragrant Lavender and Rosemary, boxed hedges, and silver-foliaged plants. Flowering plants are to have bold colors and have the added benefit of being water-wise. Due to their drought tolerance, these plants often benefit from amending clay soils with a planting mix containing compost, red sand, aged Pine mulch, and other trace minerals that will aid in the drainage process. Other elements include the use of an earth tone color scheme for stonework, rustic pottery, and fountains. After careful consideration, a plant palette was created that would provide the aspiring artistic flair. Some of the chosen plants were Italian Cypress, Olive tree, Sago Palm, Boxwood, Purple Fountain Grass, orange Bulbine, Mealy Blue Sage, Blackfoot Daisy, and grey Santolina.
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The potted plants by the entrance were made up of Purple Cordyline, Creeping Rosemary, Vinca, Asparagus Fern, Cast Iron plant, and pink Caladiums. The stonework was comprised of three different stone varieties. Small Moss Rock Boulders were used to provide a rustic element and accentuate the front flowerbeds. The island beds added pizzazz to the design and were constructed using four inch Hickory Chopped Ledgestone. Hickory Creek Flagstone contributed to stepping stones to and around the water feature. A Tuscan urn fountain was the primary focal point and supplied a welcoming and soothing sound for guests. Lush Zoysia grass was used for its mounding ability around flagstone and for its outstanding color. An automatic irrigation system was installed using spray heads for the grass utilizing matched precipitation rated nozzles and plants irrigated with dripline for maximum efficiency.Landscaping Questionnaire