A sun drenched artificial turf putting green provides a clean, all season, mud free, maintenance minimal, highly utilitarian yet aesthetically pleasing space. Almost as un-thirsty as the artificial green, native Penstemons brighten the scene with the skyward bound magenta blooms.
Lush tropical plantings are kept at bay by a patio of thin slate pavers mortared for extra strength and stability onto common recycled 16” x 16” plain concrete paving stones originally destined for landfill heaven.
Not a drop of supplemental water is required for this hillside planting of Variegated Agave (Agave medio picta alba) and Giant Yucca (Yucca filifera)
A colorful sky, rambling horizon, and mirror like H2O veneer create a dramatic stage for the rare Elephant’s Foot (Beaucarnia stricta) to strut its stuff.
A drab coast side paver patio is brightened up cowabunga style in electric blue and sunny orange.
Let me get this straight. On your tiny urban lot, you want a sitting patio, a hot tub, orchard plantings, a raised vegetable garden, a cut flower garden, a lawn for the dog, and a life sized chess board? Sure, we can do that. An array of fruit trees are espaliered against a shed and fencing to allow room for vegetable plantings, flower beds, lawn and life size chess board.
Local sled team legend tag team brothers Miles and Zack demonstrate the playful attributes of their steep lawn connecting their upper and lower yards amidst a backdrop of lushly planted subtropical flora.
Flower litter from a native South American Tipu Tree (Tipuana tipu) becomes a colorful confetti like design attribute on this circular driveway in the late afternoon light
This is the before construction photo of the Marin infinity edge pool just after the 50’s era white rock and dated concrete deck had been removed. The big trick here would be how to harmoniously conceal the eye sore above ground hot tub that the client wanted keep in it’s current location.
The after image of the HGTV’s Superscapes infinity edge pool featuring travertine patio, and tropical backdrop plantings concealing a neighbor and above ground Hot tub. The client wanted keep the hot tub so a concrete wall was constructed around it then the grade raised to make it appear as though it were in ground.
Kentia Palms (Howea foresteriana) form a living ceiling helping to conceal a secret above ground hot tub while stacked boulders provide a bold and rustic entrance. The client on this installation insisted that this highly efficient yet unsightly tub, that remains hot and party ready 24/7, not move from its present location. Our solution was to build concrete walls around it, raise the surrounding grade and camouflage it in exotic vegetation. Needless to say, now we have a very happy client.