A series of steps leads to the carefully planned and manicured backyard of this Mediterranean-style home. Ample seating and a large covered patio give these foodie homeowners plenty of space to entertain outdoors.
Concrete steps create a break in the stone retaining wall that separates the upper and lower backyard tiers. These steps provide access to the upper tier, creating an organized flow in the backyard, and frame the waterfall that adds a peaceful ambiance to the space.
A serene swimming pool is positioned in the spacious, vibrant backyard of this dreamy home. Tiers of planted shrubs and flowers create levels in the landscaping and add gorgeous color against the light, neutral exterior walls.
This small-ish but gorgeous back yard has a little bit of everything -- a concrete patio area with Adirondak-style chairs, a tiered lawn and a wood deck in the background. Multiple flower beds -- plus potted plants and native trees -- ensure nature is the primary design element in the outdoor space.
Cory Jorgensen designed this swimming pool waterfall feature to compliment the levels of this tiered backyard. The pool flows over the side landing in a smaller pool section with concrete tile stepping stones. The natural rock exterior of the waterfall, and retaining wall sections, are a nice contrast to the bright, healthy green coloring of the grass and shrubs.
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 back yard looks like a small, modern museum garden. The tidy deck features comfortable seating around a unique art piece incorporating wood and painting. The greens and blues of nature complement the white of the structure -- and vice versa.
It can be tough to design a long and narrow plot of land -- and to maximize usage of space. Here, the designer added a tiered system to create a sense of dimension and order needed when incorporating so many spaces and elements. The curved walkway softens the block-like plot, and several garden and flower beds liven up the yard.
Rock walls create a tiered design in the yard above this rock-floor back patio. Plants and landscape lighting decorate the tiered sections. A modern table with matching chairs creates a dining area in the center.
Hardscaping and landscaping blend seamlessly in this Mediterranean-inspired backyard. Soft walkways lead to a brick patio under the Old World pergola. A traditional tiered water fountain is an elegant focal point.
This rocky, hillside back yard was transformed by licensed contractor Matt Blashaw and his crew. Upgrades included tiered landscaping, a covered dining area and an intimate sitting area next to a washtub firepit.
After the backyard makeover at DIY Networkâ€™s Yard Crashers, homeowners Brooke and Zach Taylor of Auburn, CA now have a lush and vibrant backyard for their entire family to enjoy- a stark contrast from the rocky hillside that took up much of their yard before! The transformation by licensed contractor Matt Blashaw and his crew includes a metal and wood pergola, hillside creek water feature, privacy screen with wood and metal, a Big Green Egg smoker and custom cart, and a firepit with seating. The fire pit sits on a raised platform with a rock wall boder. Two washtubs filled with rock form the fire pit itself which sets on a bed of decomposed granite. The pit is surrounded by custom metal privacy screens. (after)(detail)