A Leyendecker & Sides Exterior Design & Installation Landscape Company in Houston, Texas.

A well-executed garden and exterior space shouldn’t have to cost a fortune or be impossible to maintain, at least that’s the belief behind Exterior Texas—a Houston-based boutique landscaping venture that aims to improve the city’s outdoor spaces, one yard at a time.

Together, veteran landscaper Portia Leyendecker and the business-savvy René Sides have teamed up to fill a niche in the Houston landscaping market, offering approachable and affordable solutions for outdoor environments.

For Sides, who holds a Masters in Business and Bachelors in Psychology, Exterior Texas is a welcome opportunity to escape the corporate grind in favor of more fulfilling work in nature. At the same time, Sides’ corporate project management background helps ensure that each Exterior Texas project stays on schedule and on budget.

Meanwhile, Leyendecker brings more than 20 years of landscaping experience to the business, along with a customer base that’s familiar with her impact on the city’s sustainable gardening scene. In 2003, she founded Houston’s first organic farmers market and later established Seed Swap Houston—a non-GMO group focused on protecting local and heirloom seeds.

Together, the two deliver more than just eye-catching environments, rather they strive to create an extension of the home in fully-functional spaces that reflect the owners’ individual aesthetic.

​For more information about Exterior Texas’ work or to schedule a ​time for a complimentary consultation, please call or email us!




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the other day i received a new project and im so excited for it since its logotype designs and since today was my day off uni i went and did a few sketches for it along with watching the last airbender and having some milk and cookies because thats always a good snack 

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Branding for Operator 25 Cafe by Pop & Pac

“Long known as one of Melbourne’s top Cafe’s, the owners of Operator 25 asked if we could revitalise the brand and the Cafe’s interior. Our new graphic treatment draws on the cords and connection holes from traditional telephone exchange switchboards.These foundation elements were streamlined into a pattern recurring across artwork and menus. “

Pop & Pac are a graphic design studio based in Melbourne, Australia. Their combined passion for all things design has seen them traverse the Australian and UK creative landscape for over 20 years. Along the way they have honed and enhanced their design and creative powers. With experience in agencies that include large international corporate branding giants and local boutique design superstars, their solutions are strategic and unparalleled due to their meticulous craft. 


Nota Bene Branding by Blok Design

“One of Canada’s top chefs was re-launching his restaurant, from the space to the menus. A new identity was needed to tell his story. Inspired as much by +tongtong’s marriage of organic elements and contemporary materiality as by Chef Lee’s philosophy of cooking, the identity reflects the essence of what good food is about and the elements that come together to create a memorable dish. Imagery has a raw sensuality and sense of craft that mirrors Chef’s deep love of food, while texts give voice to his sense of playfulness and the restaurant’s spirit of conviviality.”

Blok is a design studio specializing in brand identities and experiences, packaging, exhibit design, installations and editorial design. Since 1998, they’ve been doing what they love, which is collaborating with thinkers and creators, companies and brands, from all over the world, taking on projects that blend cultural awareness, their love of art, and their belief in humanity to advance society and business alike.


Branding & Packaging for Blanca Tea by Dmowski & Co.

“We were commissioned to create a identity for a new tea brand. The assignment included units such as: logotype, monogram, packaging stickers and stationery.”

Dmowski & Co. is a graphic design studio based in Warsaw, Poland. They are specialized in corporate identity projects for companies, brands, professionals, places and products.


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Branding & Packaging for Terra de Flora by Parámetro Studio

“Terra de Flora is a romantic and feminine brand inspired by the french botanic gardens. The workshop is located in San Pedro Garza García, Monterrey. For the brand’s identity we used green and navy blue to contrast with the color pink’s femininity; it is accompanied by a modern sans-serif type to bring it back to our time. The icon is inspired by the french victorian nursery gardens which became the brand’s protagonist element.”

Parametro Studio is a design studio based in Monterrey Mx and Mexico City, specialized in creative strategy, branding, digital media and architecture. It’s all about becoming something new and iconic.