This unique outdoor dining area is positioned upon a paver stone island that was built in the middle of a small pond. A red umbrella provides a metal table and chairs with a bit of shade, while gravel groundcover is used in place of typical grass landscaping.
This yellow ranch home boasts a backyard with a staggered deck walkway that leads the way to the back door entrance. Stone gravel and evergreen landscaping are used throughout the yard, while a small pond features a unique floating stone patio complete with an outdoor dining table and chairs.
Thanks to sleek landscape lights, the gravel driveway is visible even at night. Tall palms and other trees line the sides of the drive and ensure that guests stay on course until they've reached the front gate.
The details of this home's landscaping cleverly connect the separate outdoor areas. For example, here, the beach pebble gravel in the driveway is also used for the walkway, making a seamless transition from parking the car all the way up to the front door.
Instead of a front lawn, which requires lots of water, landscape designers planned a simple, green-on-green garden mulched in pea gravel. A Stewartia is the focal point. Irregular stepping stones help soften the crisp angles of the house.