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Bill Residence
Bill Residence
IRI Landscape
© Jude Parkinson Morgan
Inspiration for a contemporary backyard outdoor sport court in San Francisco.
3147
3147
Rogers Design Build
Inspiration for a mid-century modern front yard gravel retaining wall landscape in Other.
Living Green Wall and Landscape Remodel - Mid-Century Modern Home Sausalito, CA
Living Green Wall and Landscape Remodel - Mid-Century Modern Home Sausalito, CA
Dig Your Garden Landscape Design
Detail of the concrete pathway with polished Mexican pebbles, steel edging and modern light fixtures. We designed and installed this dramatic living wall / vertical garden to add a welcoming focal point, and a great way to add living beauty to the large front house wall. The dated walkway was updated with large geometric concrete pavers with polished black pebbles in between, and a new concrete driveway. Water-wise grasses flowering plants and succulents replace the lawn. This updated modern renovation for this mid-century modern home includes a new garage and front entrance door and modern garden light fixtures. Some photos taken 2 months after installation and recently as well. We designed and installed this dramatic living wall / vertical garden to add a welcoming focal point, and a great way to add plant beauty to the large front wall. A variety of succulents, grass-like and cascading plants were designed and planted to provide long cascading "waves" resulting in appealing textures and colors. The dated walkway was updated with large geometric concrete pavers with polished black pebbles in between, and a new concrete driveway. Water-wise grasses flowering plants and succulents replace the lawn. This updated modern renovation for this mid-century modern home includes a new garage and front entrance door and modern garden light fixtures.
Updating the Existing
Updating the Existing
Marilyn's Dreamscapes L.L.C.
Inspiration for a traditional shade stone garden path in Chicago.
John and Sarah's backyard renovation
John and Sarah's backyard renovation
Landscape East & West
Stephen Cridland
Inspiration for a contemporary backyard concrete paver landscaping in Portland.
Beautiful, Jupiter Front Yard
Beautiful, Jupiter Front Yard
Pamela Crawford & Associates
Lovely, clean-lined landscape by Pamela Crawford featuring lots of bromeliads, containers, and Mexican beach pebble borders. See over 2000 photos of Pamela's work at pamela-crawford.com. Photographed by Allen Rokach.
Eco Modern
Eco Modern
Eco Landscape Design & Build
Innis Casey Photography
Photo of a large modern drought-tolerant and shade backyard gravel landscaping in Los Angeles with a fire pit.
Water Feature
Water Feature
Arroyo Seco Construction
Photo of a small southwestern partial sun courtyard stone landscaping in Santa Barbara for summer.
Lincoln Ave., Piedmont
Lincoln Ave., Piedmont
20|20 Builders
Photo of a traditional stone water fountain landscape in San Francisco.
North Arlington Residence
North Arlington Residence
Katia Goffin Gardens
The Upper Garden with 'Ha-Ha' wall: One side of the sinuous retaining stone wall is faced with stone, the other face sloped and turfed, forms a green pool for the upper garden. The ha-ha wall backed by Annabelle Hydrangeas conceals the driveway from sight and extends the view to the lower garden as one looks out from the house through the Zelkovas.They are planted between the hydrangeas and act as a first buffer to the busy street set behind the Lower Garden. Photo credit: ROGER FOLEY
Tudor Revival backyard lakefront landscape design
Tudor Revival backyard lakefront landscape design
Earthwise Horticultural Services
Scott Simpson Large scale project began with the natural stone English style garden on the island with a water fountain as a central feature. The backyard was terraced to provide a more even surface for weekend sports with the children. The terracing was framed near the house with a 3 foot deep channel that will hold koi. On one side is a fire pit with amphitheater style seating and the other side opens up for the koi. There is an edible garden and butterfly garden as well. The entrance is punctuated with a large 10 foot diameter fountain. The entire landscape is on automated lighting with underwater lighting as well.
Mozart
Mozart
Falling Waters Landscape
Inspiration for a mid-sized modern partial sun backyard landscaping in San Diego for spring.
Gooch Residence
Gooch Residence
Jacobsen Architecture, LLC
Inspiration for a landscaping in DC Metro.
Cherry hills in Summer
Cherry hills in Summer
American Beauty Landscaping Inc.
Inspiration for a mid-sized full sun backyard landscaping in Other for spring.
Landscape design
Landscape design
Michael Woodall photographer
Inspiration for a southwestern landscaping in Phoenix.
Elizabethan Manor House - Wadia Associates, Design + Build
Elizabethan Manor House - Wadia Associates, Design + Build
Wadia Associates
Inspiration for a traditional front yard landscaping in New York.
Bluff Dr.
Bluff Dr.
Stephen W. Hackney Landscape Architecture
SWH
Inspiration for a mid-sized traditional partial sun courtyard stone landscaping in Other.
Intimate Courtyard, Pond and Stream
Intimate Courtyard, Pond and Stream
Daryl Toby - AguaFina Gardens International
This is an example of a traditional stone landscaping in Detroit.
Exterior
Exterior
Marie Meko, Allied ASID
Photo of a rustic retaining wall landscape in Minneapolis.
Carmel House
Carmel House
Joni L. Janecki & Associates, Inc.
Lepere Studio
Inspiration for a mediterranean backyard stone and wood fence landscaping in Other.
Whether it's a manicured front lawn, stone-paved pathway or intricate landscape design, landscapes benefit from the same attention to detail that the interior of your home does. Well-executed landscaping ideas can upgrade your home's entire aesthetic, and the right plants, flowers and shrubbery can greatly enhance your curb appeal by adding color, texture and even fragrance to your yard.

Before starting on your new landscape design, survey your area and make some notes; you cannot concretely consider certain landscape decorating ideas unless you identify what kind of climate you are living in, how much you are willing to spend and how much space you have to work with. Additionally, as you browse several landscape ideas and landscape pictures and make notes about the designs and landscapes that really jump out at you, keep in mind what level of ongoing maintenance is actually feasible.

If you love working with plants, a large rose or vegetable garden is the perfect use of land; if you live in a hot or dry area, consider drought-tolerant landscape ideas. If you have younger kids, consider what they would enjoy as well, such as a large grassy area or a playground, swing set or pool. Think about what your family would use the most, as well as what would help boost your resell value in the long run. Lastly, when it comes to landscapes, be sure to consider different front and backyard ideas, as they are separate entities that serve two very different purposes.

What plants should I add to my landscape?


When browsing landscape photos, think about curb appeal above all else; landscape designs are your chance to make a great first impression. A flower garden is a great option, but if ongoing care is a concern, you can simplify the process by opting for low-maintenance succulents, bushes or hedges instead. If you don't have a green thumb, consider simple and easy-to-implement landscape design ideas, such as grass, gravel pathways, water features, statues, wood fences or stone walls.

What features should I have in my garden or backyard?


While landscapes are seen as a primarily aesthetic component, there are additions you can incorporate in your landscape design to make it as functional as possible. The garden can be designed for entertaining and playtime with seating, dining areas, play spaces and sunny relaxation spots. A vegetable or flower garden is a common yard staple, especially if you add an interesting element like a pergola, arbor, walkway or fence. If you’re looking for lively landscape decorating ideas, consider adding fun accessories like birdbaths and feeders. For the ultimate party house, incorporate a pool and patio, or consider a deck with a fire pit, outdoor fireplace, barbecue and/or outdoor kitchen. If you're an active, sports-loving family, add a basketball or volleyball court, or set up a bocce ball or croquet area. And don't forget about furniture! A bench in a garden makes a great reading or meditation spot, while a weatherproof chaise lounge, sofa and chair are nice for soaking up those sunny days.

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