Turf grass removed, hillside terraced and planted. Back right – demonstration station with rain barrel and rain chain.
Terracing and safeguarding a tree
Xeriscapes replaced thirsty and overgrown boxwoods and nandinas.
A dry creek. Stone crossing leads to permeable pavers
Welcome! On the right, recirculating water feature replicates the springs which form the headwaters of the Guadalupe River.
This tank captures air conditioning condensate for use in the irrigation system
Parking lot island. Native plants thrive in the heat of the sun and surrounding asphalt
Rain falling on the roof is stored for future use in this tank. Far right, one of 3 rain gardens that hold runoff so it can soak into the ground.
Entrance water feature close-up
Another terracing technique – rock-filled gabions walls and native/adapted plants.
Far left – permeable crushed granite path. Center – native and adapted plants. Right – dry creek moves excess stormwater away from the building to rain gardens.
Left – another type of permeable paving. Right – turf grass accent area.
UGRA Welcome signage at front entrance
Entrance shown with Welcome Sign
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3775 Hwy 27 E
Kerrville, TX 78028