The lakeside setting of this Colorado garden provides a stunning backdrop for visitors to enjoy. The use of native plants throughout the garden creates a seamless integration to the landscape beyond the property.
A painterly approach to landscaping really enhances both the man-made and natural landscape. The fieldstone wall echos the horizon line where water meets sky, tying the two spaces together in a unified composition. The garden palette repeats the colors of the backdrop, but with more intense hues.
This residence sits on the Nipomo Mesa high above farm fields overlooking the dunes and Pacific Ocean. Homeowners wanted a “Japanese Garden,” and a deck off the back of the remodeled residence. The landscape architect incorporated a major element of these gardens and also the “borrowed landscape.”
Red-toned flagstone pavers create a meandering pathway through the landscape, connecting visitors with different destinations in the garden. Soft planting beds with native shrubs soften the border against the hardscape features.
With boulders, native plants and trees all around, this patio feels truly secluded from the rest of the house. By keeping the stone wall and fire pit within a neutral palette, though, the landscape architects were able to establish visual connections between the two spaces.
Modern, angular steel stairs by Word + Carr Design Group adds character to the arid Austin, Texas, landscape. The gravel walkway complements the rocky hillside where this home sits. The landscape design won the ASLA 2018 Award of Excellence in the Residential Design Category.
HGTV Dream Home 2012 is a modern, rustic ranch home that boasts almost 4,000 square feet of living space. The home's muted gray exterior and subtle native landscaping help it blend seamlessly into the Utah terrain.
For the Daniels Lane Residence, the client expressed a desire for a natural landscape. LaGuardia Design Group started by using native plants that followed the color and texture of the home as well as the movement of the ocean, drawing it all together. Cape American Beach Grass and Red Fescue were used, which both move fluidly in the wind bringing water like elements to the dry land.
The modern front entrance of this Midcentury Modern home welcomes guests into the space. Instead of traditional landscaping, gravel, concrete and a few native, drought resistant plants create a low maintenance space that will be durable throughout California's dry summer months.