Step out the door into the peaceful Asian-inspired garden of this modern home. Concrete slabs create walkways and a bridge across the rectangular pond. Gravel beds and ornamental grasses keep the landscaping low maintenance.
The exterior of this modern home features a sleek brick-and-wood facade with a metal roof and dark, updated trim. A walkway of pavers lends design distinction to the front path, while gravel beds fit with the home's mod aesthetic.
Outdoor lights under the covered porch area illuminate the patio flooring as it leads out onto the pool deck. Concrete stepping stones lead through the gravel rock bed running beside the gorgeous swimming pool. A row of lounge chairs provide an area to relax and enjoy the scene.
Draft conical forms of dwarf Alberta spruce to add vertical elements to plantings. In this bed, dwarf Alberta spruce towers neatly above drifts of lavender. Both plants crave well-drained soil, which this gravel mulched bed provides. In winter, when the lavender is resting, the spruce takes center stage, adding color and height all winter long.