This 300-square-foot patio at HGTV Smart Home 2013 comprises 30-inch cement slabs designed to replicate steppingstones. Mondo grass softens the gathering space, furnished with Adirondack chairs and designed to accommodate quiet conversations.
This coastal home's front yard boasts native and Florida-friendly plants, creating an inviting entrance. A planter strip of dwarf Mondo grass stabilizes the surrounding soil and minimizes the amount of pavers used in the driveway area.
In this multi-level pool design from Georgia Classic Pool that features an array of beautifully crafted stonework, the surrounding borders enhance the private paradise ambiance with plantings of palm trees, knockout roses, gardenias and dwarf mondo grasses.
Among the 5000 plants filling these living walls, part of the New Orleans Botanical Garden, are: Mondo grass, Mexican heather, Silverdust Dusty Miller Maritima, Compact Sprenger Asparagus Fern, Ruellia Dwarf White and a variety of annuals for pops of color.
To give the side entrance a lush appearance and an inviting feel, dwarf mondo grass is used between the stepping stones, adding great contrast. The walkway leads to the outdoor living space, which features an arbor, comfortable sitting area and koi pond.
This manicured modern outdoor sitting area features lovely landscaping. Turf is a great alternative to a lawn: it saves water, it's pesticide free and there's no mowing needed. Black mondo grass is a great groundcover. Use native plantings for a fuss-free, sustainable environment.
A small cedar arbor over the gate creates an entryway into the backyard. By adding various plant types that bloom during different times of the year, the homeowners have a new experience each season. The dwarf mondo grass in between the stepping stones acts as a sponge to soak up any water left standing. Spreading juniper in front of the koi pond provides cover for the filter and pump compartments.
This L-shaped vertical garden, whose walls extend out 74 feet on one side and 31 feet on the other, is packed with approximately 5,000 plants. Priority was given to plants that could withstand the heat and humidity of New Orleans, where the garden is located, and that could be changed out easily with the seasons. Plants include Mondo grass, Mexican heather, Silverdust Dusty Miller Maritima, Compact Sprenger Asparagus Fern, Ruellia Dwarf White and a stream of annuals for color.
This round red flagstone patio squeezes in several inviting features, including lounge chairs, a clay chiminea and a dining table with an umbrella. Black Mondo and green Pennisetum grasses offset the red flagstone surface.