The owners of a San Francisco townhome wanted to be cost effective wherever possible. St. John Landscapes used decomposed granite for the lower patio and paths, which is a cheaper option for a low-maintenance outdoor space..
To give life to the backyard space, designers added lime green and coral accents, making the backyard bright and modern. Pebbles, decomposed granite and colorful plants add texture and visual interest to the cool, new space.
A wide deck stretches off the back of this Craftsman home in Los Angeles, offering both covered and uncovered seating. A beautiful garden takes up the rest of the backyard, with decomposed granite paths leading around the beds.
Square limestone pavers set on sand contrasts with the decomposed granite used for this garden behind a townhome in San Francisco. The project by St. John Landscapes, based in Berkeley, Calif., won a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designer award.
Roses, butterfly bush, Japanese maple and a vine-swathed fence give this patio privacy and create a bright oasis for the backyard. Landscape designer Pam Berstler used four redwood posts and decomposed granite flooring to define a sitting area within the small garden.
Between the newly erected guest house and the main house, this walkway, made of stabilized, decomposed granite, made passage between the two very easy. This unique material combines the durability of concrete with the organic beauty of the desert surroundings, helping the design of this space to blend in to nature. To further the natural look, designers added indigenous plants that would require less watering to preserve the socially conscious lifestyle of the homeowners.
This rocky, hillside back yard was transformed by licensed contractor Matt Blashaw and his crew. Upgrades included tiered landscaping, a covered dining area and an intimate sitting area next to a washtub firepit.
After the backyard makeover at DIY Networkâ€™s Yard Crashers, homeowners Brooke and Zach Taylor of Auburn, CA now have a lush and vibrant backyard for their entire family to enjoy- a stark contrast from the rocky hillside that took up much of their yard before! The transformation by licensed contractor Matt Blashaw and his crew includes a metal and wood pergola, hillside creek water feature, privacy screen with wood and metal, a Big Green Egg smoker and custom cart, and a firepit with seating. The fire pit sits on a raised platform with a rock wall boder. Two washtubs filled with rock form the fire pit itself which sets on a bed of decomposed granite. The pit is surrounded by custom metal privacy screens. (after)(detail)
Tones of silver and gray define this kitchen, from the gray wood cabinets to the stainless appliances to the granite countertop on the kitchen island. While stark and modern, the room also feels well-composed and inviting.