Houzz is the new way to design your home.
planters + xeriscape
The depth and color scheme of layered plants
flower beds next to wall space and vertical rocks
natural feel, like a mountain space into your backyard
interesting round rock-based space, perhaps for dining area??
definitely need to bring some red into the back yard.
fence to separate dog zone from people zone, yet create visually interesting prop to work around?
Like as back row - wouldn't like this in front as looks like a barrier to the entrance and facade ...
nice way to add some exterior entertaining lights to space ...
the cluster of rocks, to create an architectural focus yet in hardscape (for year around enjoyment)
privacy screen to south, back yard ... not along SW or W too high though as to prevent devil's thumb view.
see the table? can envision something like that, with an ecletic mix of different easy-to-move chairs ...
rock again as focal. really like the underlit aspect - how cool would that be on a summer night? art serving purpose too.
I could imagine use of posts too, to extend the inside out ... perhaps to define something ...
Xeriscape for front border areas
Contrasting colors in xeriscape species.
I also like the patio surface here, with the metal squares and gravel. How would that stand up in Boulder??
Interesting raised bed. Would do in more natural material, for the NW front area (and divide our space from theirs ...)
Really like the unusual succulents. Perhaps in their own space in front ....?
I HATE bushes that look like this. Never, ever. We removed a gnarly one during the build ...
I have buckets of the dark stone used to make this kind of dragon-scale walkway. Perhaps there is a way to incorporate this into our design ... to dining area??
Nice raised beds ... perhaps for east area, with fence?
I like the small curved grass area, bounded by raised beds of many kinds of textures, heights. front yard?
this could be an interesting fence too, to separate dog zone + east side from neighbors. Clear, high, yet modern.
even a metal fence like this, with a nice cedar top, to divide dog space + east side. To echo the staircase idea inside??
I really like the standing rock focal point, somewhere. It calls to me ... or some more squat rock focal ... but rock!