I got my wish.
You remember the BEFORE?
|Concrete pavers create the path|
Our design held pretty true to the tips on Eichler for Sale who have recommendations for mid-century modern landscaping and garden design:
There are some general guidelines and tips to keep in mind when designing a landscape or garden to compliment Eichlers or other midcentury modern homes:
- Allow the geometry of the home to guide the overall design of the landscape & garden,
- Select water-wise plants that maintain their foliage year-round,
- Allow hardscape elements to carry from the front yard to the back (including the atrium),
- Repeat the use of certain plants throughout the landscape,
- Consider a water feature,
- Mix materials to create variety with textures (rock, grass, wood, metal, crushed stone)
Please enjoy the tour of our new back-back yard.
|Limited budget for lighting used wisely via Corona Lighting|
Landscaping and gardening are such instant gratification. This landscape design project took only five days which included lighting, sprinklers, drainage, dirt and gravel removal, custom fountain construction & installation, hardscape and planting. Versus nearly six months to add the new bathroom addition (and a year of planning leading up to that).
|The crazy big pot from West Coast Pottery. Made in China. You can see it|
from inside the bathroom.
|Assorted succulents, and grasses planted among gravel and Mexican pebbles|
|The infamous bathroom window with grasses growing below.|
|Careful and artistic pebble and rock arrangement.|
|Pavers going around the side of the house, staggered placement very Eichler.|
|Annie loves the new grass.|
|Jack is concerned... look at the size of that thing!|
|To the right, the tall, thin plant Cyperus Papyrus, landscaper used these throughout.|
|More ornamental grasses.|
|We are going to add a bigger pump to Mr. Pot.|
He is a little under powered right now.
|Landscaper left a blank spot without plants along the wall, way towards|
the back of this picture for a bench. More Craigslist opportunities.
|The little up lights on the trees are so pretty|
|Leading back towards the main center patio|
|A previous gravel section of the yard now has decomposed granite. Jack is happy.|
Potential future home of a table and benches.
|View of area that had gravel and was, frankly, a mess.|
Now ready for garden furniture to sit and admire the new landscaping.
|Another view of the succulents|
|"This would be a great spot to hide treasure." Don't be fooled by|
the size of him, still a kid.
|Grasses planted in front of some sort of SCE box that we store|
on behalf of the neighborhood.
I honestly can't get over the transformation. The rest of the yard looks pathetic by comparison. I am inspired.
Dan Morines, Tropical Effects Landscaping, Yorba Linda, California, email@example.com, 714-455-2105Related Posts: