Mission Ridge Neighborhood

  • Owner, a landscape designer, turned the property’s biggest liability—its steeply sloped backyard—into its biggest asset by terracing it.
  • Everywhere you look, your eyes rest on something interesting: pond, outdoor fireplace, large container plants, statuary, deck, curving paths, and cement benches
  • No grass front or back.  Plants are native or adapted. Beds are mulched twice a year.
  • Short walls of brick and stone outline each bed in front. A flagstone patio welcomes visitors to the front entry.


  • Short walls of stone surround large beds of evergreen shrubs and colorful perennials that dominate the turfgrass yard in front.
  • Owner replaced grass in back with a flagstone patio, an enlarged perennial bed, and a colorful water garden with a fountain to create a calming environment.
  • Front and backyards are watered by drip irrigation.
  • Xylosma shrubs create a backyard wall. Teak furniture from Bali makes the patio unique.


Plant Lists:


Go to Bluffview Estates Neighborhood, Vance Jackson Neighborhood, Whispering Oaks Neighborhood, or return to Yard Tours Page.

  • Gardening Volunteers of South Texas (GVST) is a group of dedicated, experienced, and knowledgeable plant lovers who are available to do presentation for your organization/HOA/club. There are many topics to choose from. Click on the link below and complete a request form, indicating contact person and information, several dates that would work for you, as well as several topics which might be of interest.
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