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Encinitas Landscape

Color and texture is at play in this Encinitas landscape. Succulents, flowering shrubs and perennials come together to create a colorful scene. Installed just seven months ago, it just needed a few months to fill in. Raised planters that flank the approach to the front door are filled with contrasting foliage and flower colors. The […]

CARMEL MOUNTAIN RESIDENTIAL

This is a residential project that was transformed from a common landscape of turf grass, Agapanthus and other common pedestrian shrubs to a succulent plant palette that adds multi-dimensional color, texture and interest.  The use of 3/8″ rock throughout creates a perfect foil to show off the plantings. The larger texture rock helps to break […]

VISTA ESTATE ENTRY

This is a large scale lawn renovation project that was completed before lawn removal was fashionable. The lawn area alone covered roughly 1/2 acre and was the entrance to the clients 5 acre estate.  Something big and dramatic was necessary to  complement the large space. As a result, mass plantings of succulents were used to […]