Sumer Residence – Dallas, TX

Sumer Residence – Dallas, TX


Scapes Incorporated was brought in to provide landscape design and construction services for the front entry sequence at this stately brick home in North Dallas. The front of the house faces south and is drenched in intense afternoon sun light and reflective heat from the facade of the house. These site conditions along with client expectations for the project had a large impact on the development of the final plant palette. Plantings include specimen sized Blue Point Juniper, and Vitex, which are tied together along the groundplane with a mixture of xeriscape plant materials. These plants include 2 varieties of Texas Sage, Loropetalum, Red Yucca, and Mexican Feather Grass among others. The grade change between the drive and the road was addressed through the creation of a raised planter wall built from chopped stone. Two short column pedestals protrude from the top of the planter providing a spot for two decorative urns each planted with a Sago Palm. Working together, these plantings provide multi-season interest while for the most part being very drought-tolerant and requiring little maintenance.

A series of flagstone steps was built to lead guests to the front doors, and the same stone is echoed in a pathway that leads around the side of the house to the backyard. To keep the amount of turf grass to an absolute minimum, decorative river rock was used as a ground cover in areas not otherwise planted or paved.


The team from Scapes’s Incorporated landscaping company was professional and organized. The landscaping work was completed on time and they promptly addressed the few minor concerns we had at the completion of the installation process. The landscape design, met our needs and desires from an aesthetic and maintainability stanpoint.

The Sumer Residence

Services Provided in This Project:

  • Landscape Design and Installation
  • Xeriscape Plantings
  • Stone Edging
  • Stone Paving
  • Irrigation adjustments and repair
  • Low Maintenance Plants