“Native Approved” Supplies and Techniques

The ecotopes Native Approved designation is applied here to supplies, sources, technologies + inventories which are proven to drive value in a client’s landscape.  The Native Approved stamp acknowledges the transformation of ordinary commodities + elements into more meaningful, more curated landscape tangibles.

  • regionally sourced
  • sustainably harvested
  • highest quality
  • well-adapted to performance requirements
  • proven benchmarks

Research + experience with the wide variety of regional materials + vegetation is the basis for ecotopes design. In our view, the landscape is a composite of existing conditions, to be modified through design using native plants, surfaces + components to improve urban ecology + human function.

Steve Shelton

Landscape Designer


having thrived in texas for thousands of years, the modern urban overlay now exerts increasing pressure on these ecosystems