This shade sail and deck creates a comfortable courtyard space between the main house and ADU of this Santa Monica home. Shade sail by www.perfectshadesails.com.
You don't have to use traditional concrete pavers to have a permeable driveway. This driveway in Santa Barbara uses different sizes of Cherokee Stone with a permeable gravel joint, which provides a beautiful rustic look. Driveway installation by Santa Barbara Quality Masonry.
A design in-progress, this apartment building remodel project has three apartment buildings with common area zen gardens which include a fountain, dry stream, and passive sitting area with boulders and gravel. The landscape design consists primarily of drought tolerant subtropical plantings, ornamental grasses, and succulents. Special consideration was made to make this site more accessible and useable for the city college students who live here.
This low water use Santa Barbara back yard lawn is composed of three separate rectangular panels which are slightly offset at different angles from each other. Two of the lawn panels are Lippia nodiflora (Kurapia) and the middle lawn panel is Dymondia margaretae (Silver Carpet). The small patio is constructed of grey colored decomposed granite. Other plant materials include: Ginkgo 'Autumn Gold, Podocarpus 'Monmal', Pittosporum 'Marjorie Channon' Sesleria autumnalis and Dianella 'Baby Bliss'. Landscape installation by Ashley Farrell Design.
Plant placement at a front yard in Carpinteria, CA. The plant palette is 100% succulent plantings with less focus on flower color and more emphasis on contrasting foliage colors. A few favorite plants on this project are: Beaucarnea recurvata (Ponytail Palm), Beschorneria 'Flamingo Glow' (Variegated Amole), Aloe 'Hercules' (Hercules Aloe), Crassula 'Hummel's Sunset' (Golden Jade), and Senecio serpens (Dwarf Blue Chalksticks).
La Cumbre Junior High School Edible Garden ribbon cutting ceremony was yesterday. We are proud to have been part of this project!
This new underground 10,200 gallon stormwater collection system (which is actually (6) 1,700 gallon tanks) is currently being installed on a residential project here in Santa Barbara. This system will capture valuable rainwater which will be used for the irrigation of edible and ornamental plantings. Installation by DD Ford and Schwan Brothers Construction.
A new pocket park in Sylmar, CA was just completed! This park features a tot lot, ADA accessible picnic areas, and drought tolerant California native trees, grasses and shrubs. Installation by Landscape Development Inc. (LDI).
The clients of this mesa area home needed additional shade on their rear patio. Below are before and after photos of how the new trellis transformed their back yard living area.
You don't always need plants to have an interesting landscape. This contemporary small residential back yard (which is currently under construction) features a swooping black and white contrasting gravel pattern with rusted steel edging, bold and bright colors, and raised deck to take advantage of the ocean views.