Landscaping incorporates native plants around this charming home. The mulch eliminates the need for chemical fertilizers and requires little irrigation – which means more time spent on the spacious front porch.
The front courtyard of this sunny, California home features a large water fountain providing a cool, inviting space to relax. Lush landscaping surrounds the outdoor space with orange citrus and hints of lavender.
This beach house's front entrance leaves guests with quite the first impression, with its linear water feature, rainfall element and minimal landscaping. A bed of rocks surrounds the water feature to add interest and texture to the design.
The design of the water feature is on the same axis as the front door. It is a single piece of basalt that is core drilled in the center. This allows water to run down all four sides of the stone. The concrete planter is held 6” above the stone with 4 steel rods. Landscape lighting illuminates the waterfall spouts that decorate the feature.
How does Chip Wade's Atlanta yard stay so green and lush? The secret is an extensive irrigation system including an irrigation ring around each tree and in every pot. It costs more on the front end but saves time and money in the long run.
This stone fixture rises up from the stone tile walkway showcasing the a gentle water flow. Colorful flowers garnish the water feature for a beautiful and natural element to decorate the entryway. Cool and warm neutral tones mix together in the tile to compliment and marry the mix of exterior materials.
The Skilken home's organic glass shape, designed by renowned architect Bart Prince, shimmers in the sun, as seen on HGTV's Amazing Water Homes. Red potted flowers stand out in a line in front of the home's facade.
The yucca plants in this yard have their own planter box to make the spaces for each type of plants defined. Behind the yucca, there are cacti lining the gabion wall. Each of these species of plant are drought resistant, so they will not need much water in the coming summer heat.
The minimal foundation sits within the footprint of the previous house, while the upper floors cantilever off the foundation as if to float above the front entry water feature and surrounding landscape.