This residence in Escondido, CA had a yard makeover by Licensed Contractor Jason Cameron, as seen on DIY Network's America's Most Desperate Landscape. This yard has beautiful shrubs and large boulders that bring attention to the font yard.
The extravagant courtyard features a Grecian style pool with water features splashing into the sides and connected to a hot tub. Large shrubs and trees act as privacy walls, while a dining area is covered by the second story patio. Comfortable lounge seating is poolside.
The overall formal theme of the private estate is reflected in all the landscape spaces, plantings and materials used for the hardscapes. Stone urns are centered in geometric plantings of hedges, while a stone walkway leads to the grand entryway of the house.
Large stone urns full of flowering plants bring color and life to this classic-style home. The overall formal theme of the house is reflected in all the landscape spaces, plantings and materials used for the hardscapes,
Designer Scott Cohen of The Green Scene found a craftsman in Mexico that follows the Old World technique of hand carving stonework, and he commissioned four fire torches to display on the pergola's columns. Cohen says he loves to use fire in hardscapes since it creates lighting and a relaxed resort-style ambience.