“There’s a Texas limestone edging around the perimeter of our landscape, which is actually salvaged from here on the site from the house that had been torn down,” says HGTV Smart Home 2015 house planner Jack Thomasson. “It has a lot of character and rough edges.”
A gravel pathway leads guests to the front of the house, where bright red flowers and American flags offer a warm welcome. At night, two lanterns ensure that the home's address numbers are clearly visible.
A cottage-style bulb garden is bisected by a gravel pathway outlined with stone bricks. The texture of the hardscape lends to the cottage feel of the overall garden and doesn't take away from the beauty of the blooming yellow and white bulbs.
Like a portal, this huge metal arbor transports guests from the backyard and into the owners' gardens. A gravel pathway cuts across the lush green grass and highlights all the native plants and cacti along the way.