For the Daniels Lane Residence, the client expressed a desire for a natural landscape. LaGuardia Design Group started by using native plants that followed the color and texture of the home as well as the movement of the ocean, drawing it all together. Cape American Beach Grass and Red Fescue were used, which both move fluidly in the wind bringing water like elements to the dry land.
Christopher J. Grubb fashioned this regal shower with an Old World feel after an upscale indoor bathroom. The sexy curves and high-quality tile and fixures make it seem as if it was cut straight out of a celebrity's Hollywood villa.
You can also run an above-ground spa through winter. If you decide to close it down for the chilly season, start with an inspection of the wood cabinet. Refinish wooden cabinets as needed. This task requires dry weather and warmth, so tackle this while autumn temperatures are still on the toasty side—and before fall rains arrive.
Swap water guzzling plants for low water use beauties. Many drought tolerant plants feature leaves that are silver, spiny or succulent (thick) in nature. You can find low water use plants for any region, from desert to Northern Plains. Visit a quality garden center to explore the plant choices for your neck of the woods.