Succulents in a front yard


After seeking estimates from several landscapers in the South Austin area, we decided to contract with Waterloo. We’re very pleased with the result. Marian and her team were friendly, responsive, creative, on time and on budget. We didn’t have a lot of money to shift from grass to Xeriscaping in our front yard, but the Waterloo team conceived of and executed an attractive, clean and functional design that met our budget and impressed our neighbors. They even followed-up with some replants of a couple of flowers/plants that didn’t do so well initially. Highly recommended.

Michael Coleman

Waterloo Outdoor Design Build just completed an amazing project for us! We just installed a pool, and Marian and her design team came in and mapped out a gorgeous Ipe deck, outdoor kitchen and Pergola cover to complete our space. We have a very contemporary, lush landscape with plantings that create our own little oasis and privacy in our backyard. Thank you Waterloo! I highly recommend.

Clara Lena

Waterloo Landscape Design Build did an excellent job with my property improvements from cradle to grave. As a frugal individual, I had difficulty choosing a business to do all the work I wanted done.

After dealing with 7 different entities, I finally decided on Waterloo Landscape Design Build. They did not provide the least expensive quote, nor were they the most expensive, but they were the most professional by far. Marian, the organizer of all, coordinated all activities with the utmost efficiency. Excellent communication skills!

She kept me in the loop when things were going ahead of schedule, and she also let me know when delays were expected…primarily due to inclement weather. Marian was great at listening to all of my wants, then helped me decide where to sacrifice some of those wants to get as much done as possible to keep within my budget. Even though I had to sacrifice a couple of the wants, for now, I have a good foundation for the future work to occur. The lead designer, Christina, did an excellent job taking my feedback into consideration when putting together the graphical design of the project. Christina turned my outdoor space into an actual living space. I now have a trellis with hanging baskets with beautiful plants and succulents. One side of the trellis has lattice that provides a structure for the rose vine and provides additional privacy from my neighbors as well as provides shade from the sun as it sets in the West. My deck is absolutely wonderful! For my outdoor kitchen, the crew was able to take my existing stainless-steel grill and put in a converter kit for it to run off of natural gas instead of propane. Now I never have to get propane refills for my grill, which is marvelously incorporated into the granite countertop. Off the back of the deck, opposite the trellis, is my new sauna that they constructed of redwood and cedar. There is a path with limestone that was laid down to get me there safely. The additional drip irrigation that was put in around my house will keep my ground stable so I won’t have foundation problems since I asked for most of my yard to either be deck or zero-scaped with cactus and beautiful granite boulders.
I can’t be happier with how it all turned out.

Shawn Mckinney

Finding a reliable, knowledgeable, honest landscaper is challenging. Finding the same with interpersonal skills, a well-run team, capable of innovation, is darn near impossible. When I met Marian, I found all that and more. Mine is a multi-phase project spanning front and back yards with the aim of transforming my rather dull lot into a “tropical oasis.” Marian is well-versed in hardy, native/adapted plants sustainable in Central Texas. Christina delivered a beautiful design including full-color layouts with plant keys and other great visuals. As Phase 1 broke ground, Rudy did a fantastic job coordinating, communicating, troubleshooting, and making sure everything from stone work, planting, lighting, carpentry, irrigation and water feature work ran very smoothly. Carlos and his team of laborers where prompt, very polite, efficient, quiet, clean, and super responsive to issues and change requests. Everyone on the team is a joy to work with, friendly, great attitudes and competent. I’m looking forward to phase 2!

Tracy Talbot

Waterloo was definitely as good as it gets for us. The designer was creative, stayed w/i the budget as well as listened to my ideas. She was so easy to work with, on time and totally trust worthy and a great communicator. The landscape team’s quality of workmanship was excellent. Not only did they work w/ a smile on their face (I am not kidding) but they worked hard and skillfully. There was no wasted time. I would hire these guys again in a minute. I felt lucky to find them..”

Alison Seaman

Marion and her crew were absolutely fantastic. Marion designed an extremely low-maintenance landscaping plan and beautiful deck that we now practically live on. She really listened to what we wanted and came up with a great plan for us. The best part was that she didn’t try to up sell us or overdo it in her design. She kept things simple and beautiful. The team was amazing and got the entire deck and landscaping done in a week, even working right after a hurricane! I highly recommend Waterloo. We couldn’t be happier.

Avery Orendorf

We really enjoyed working with the Waterloo team from design to installation. We are really happy with the final product. Marian did a great job consulting with us and made our backyard a place we can hang out as a family. The layouts and design also was easily approved through our HOA and Waterloo helped usher that process along. Overall just a great experience.

James Wickett

Marian was great to work with! We have a small backyard and we wanted to add a deck with some landscaping. She was easy to work with and was very patient with us during the decision making process. It took her team only one week from start to finish with the project! The deck and landscaping turned out amazing and we’re so happy we went with this company. We would highly recommend them!

Rina Patel

Marian was great to work with! We have a small backyard and we wanted to add a deck with some landscaping. She was easy to work with and was very patient with us during the decision making process. It took her team only one week from start to finish with the project! The deck and landscaping turned out amazing and we’re so happy we went with this company. We would highly recommend them!

Brenda Holland

This is a first for me, I don’t review but felt I needed to spread the love I have for Waterloo’s work. We (my boyfriend and I) have a big yard that we were at wits end trying to figure out what to do with. Marian sat with us and asked what we had envisioned for our space before it became so wild and crazy. She listened intently and came up with the most efficient use of our outdoor space. Her design was exactly what we wanted. The installation was just as wonderful. It was done in a timely manner and the crew was so professional. If you’re looking for quality designs that won’t break your water bill, Waterloo is the way to go. Thank you, Marian! We love drinking our beers in our awesome new space.

Vero Nico

I couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out! Amazing how talented these guys are! It turned out even more beautiful than I expected!!! Super happy!! I would highly recommend Waterloo. They are very professional, and they were very helpful. They took the time to answer all my questions and concerns. Marian is very sweet and very knowledgeable. I’m so in love with my place now. My friends and family can’t believe the difference, and how absolutely stunning it is! Thanks again for a beautiful landscape oasis!

Jeannette B.

I had asked Waterloo to do some work for me to give my front yard more curb appeal. I was very pleased with the results. They maximized the existing resources I had plus added in some very good ideas. Their work crew was prompt and diligent. They worked around my schedule to ensure I was not inconvenienced. Once they left the job site, it was clean and no evidence of the large amount of work that was done – only great curb appeal. I will definitely use them again and refer them to my friends.

Michael M.

Used Marian and Waterloo again this year. This time to update and transform by front and back yards in order to get our house ready to sell. Marian and her crew arrived when they said they would, worked diligently and quickly to complete my project and it was done perfectly and beautifully. Her crew members are professional, SO polite and kind and just a great group of people in general. Her work is amazing, her prices are great and she delivers exactly what and when she said she would deliver. I can’t wait to use Marian to design all of the landscaping in our new home. Call her, you won’t be sorry!

Danielle Jones

Marian and her team are phenomenal to work with. They were clear, communicative, and timely from the concept phase all the way through to completion. We will definitely hire them for our next big landscaping project!

Anna C.

Our home’s landscape was 14 years old and needed an update. Marian at Waterloo Landscape designed and implemented a fresh new landscape that reflected our needs, likes, and home. She was prompt and kept an open communication through the whole project Her partner and crew were excellent. We have received lots of compliments on the way the landscape looks. Thank you for a job well done!

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