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Clean Scapes beats the freeze to reestablish Texas landscape

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Maintenance crews focus on regular cutbacks across the landscape to help trees and shrubs remain healthy. (Photo: Clean Scapes)
Maintenance crews focus on regular cutbacks across the landscape to help trees and shrubs remain healthy. (Photo: Clean Scapes)

Location: Austin, Texas

Company: Clean Scapes

Located alongside a winery, the client wanted this landscape to look like an Italian villa. Clean Scapes took over this property in May of 2021, months after a major freeze hit Texas.

This meant that crews spent much of the next year working to reestablish the landscape. Clean Scapes again faced challenges with an ice storm affecting the Austin area in early 2023.

Among the casualties of the two cold weather events were several Italian Cypress trees. To fill the void, Clean Scapes worked with the client to install a more cost-effective option: several rose bushes. The contractor was, however, able to save an Abelia Hedge on-site with nearly a year of trimming dead branches.

Other challenges Clean Scapes faced in refurbishing this landscape included irrigation in planted pots, flower selection in those same pots and armadillos. To solve their flower issues, the contractor found that Dianthus Amazon thrives on the property. For armadillos, crews utilize coyote urine as a deterrent.

Clean Scapes won a silver award from the National Association of Landscape Professionals’ Awards of Excellence program for this project.

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