Located just outside of Charleston, S.C., this beautiful beach house features a front lawn defined by native sweetgrass and dwarf papyrus. These plants not only soften the home's exterior, but also evoke the texture and movement of the marsh in the distance.
Residents of this bedroom wake up in the morning to expansive views of lawn and pond. Inside the room, the decor is simple but intentional, giving space to allow each item to shine, like a quartet of colorful vases, or the intriguing 3-D sculpture on the wall.
Palm trees fill this tropical waterfront property in Lido Key, Florida. A well-groomed lawn surrounded by foliage plants and flowering plants are key elements in the front yard of the new two-story custom home with bay views.
A massive terra cotta back terrace runs the length of this stunning Mediterranean-style luxury estate, situated at the heart of Beverly Hills. Named The Beverly House, this iconic property was built in 1927 and features multiple outdoor entertainment spaces, including a stepped back lawn with tiered pools and an outdoor bar.
This expansive backyard, designed by Cory Jorgensen, features a swimming pool that cascades over into a waterfall feature. Shrubs planted throughout the yard are trimmed into a plush, bulb shape for a full looking finish. The light concrete patio shines brightly in the sun next to the vivid green lawn.
This beautiful, split-level backyard has something for every occasion. With a large, grassy space on the upper lawn, there is plenty of room for a quick football game, while the lower level boasts two dining areas, a lounge space, a spa and an elegant water feature that brings serenity to the design.
This lawn was once covered in pee gravel, which not only proved dusty, but also stuck to the paws of the resident dog. Since they decided to cover the area in synthetic grass the space is frequently enjoyed by two and four-legged friends.
A driveway of large concrete slabs surrounded by a bed of gravel leads to the garage of this midcentury modern ranch home. Adjacent to the driveway can be seen a lush, green lawn with stone slab walkway leading to the front door.
An outdoor sectional with plush throw pillows overlooks a manicured lawn. The furniture's neutral color palette doesn't compete with the surrounding landscaping. The fabrics chosen for the outdoor furniture were in theme with the beautiful landscape and scenery of the California home.
To add dimension to this front yard, the homeowners have used their steps to give the space height. Instead of adding plants of varying heights that could obstruct a direct view of the house, the homeowners have terraced their steps, and also their flowerbeds, to give their drought friendly front lawn a little extra pizzaz.
Outdoor furnishings as beautiful as their indoor counterparts make for a sophisticated but comfortable patio area. Red throw pillows look vibrant against the lush green lawn; the animal print ones add a playful punch pulled from nature. The pillows can be changed out with the seasons or on a whim for a completely different feel.
A charming stepping stone path leads from the front lawn around to the back of the house. The garden includes purple salvia, allium and geranium 'Rozanne'; white peony, viburnum, azalea, rhododendron 'multimaculatum' and Cornus Kousa; and yellow Chamaecyparis, and Alchemilla. For year-round interest, there are evergreen Ilex Glabra and ornamental grasses.
This Spanish Revival redesign has great curb appeal with its winding brick walkway and bright lipstick-red front door. Prior to the remodel, most of the exterior was covered by bushes, which were replaced with a healthier slow-growing variety of flowering plants and lawn.
A pair of Adirondack chairs is placed strategically to enjoy the waterfront vista from the backyard of this 4,400-square-foot luxury home on Massachusetts' Chapoquoit Island. A red brick patio is tucked onto a sweeping lawn, while sculpted landscaping offers privacy and pretty views. The Cape Cod-style house offers water views from every room.
This colonial home was cut into an east facing slope, with it’s rear garden protected from the elevated topography to the west. This pleasant place surrounded by hillside was left unrealized with its woodland edge wild and untamed, linear shrubbery foundation plantings and views out of prominent windows with nothing to gaze upon but the ubiquitous suburban lawn.
The sinuous lines of this red brick patio echo the curve of the sloped lawn, which provides a direct path to the water from this luxury home on Massachusetts' Chapoquoit Island. An umbrella provides shade for al fresco dining, while Adirondack chairs fit with the setting and offer an ideal perch for enjoying the view.
This backyard retreat provides plenty of opportunities to entertain friends and family. Plantings bring on the color and help to soften the hardscape. Originally the space offered a large paver patio, block retaining walls, a small deck and lots of lawn. Obstacles to creating this backyard oasis included two septic systems, a well, drainage problems and grade issues.
A small and slender rain garden occupies what was the end of a grassy lawn tucked between a brick walk and driveway. Not only does this rain garden reduce the lawn care routine, it also handles a large amount of rain water runoff that flows from surrounding hardscape. With a rain garden that collects water passively, by gravity flow, it’s important to create openings into the basin at the low points along hardscape where water naturally flows. River rock spillways help guide water into the basin of this rain garden, where it can slowly soak into soil.