great way to keep the plants but avoid the grass cutting and trimming.
simple water feature without the extensive filtering and as the water is in motion it prevents misquito eggs infestation.
well... its a start of a space i guess.... i like the stone suround.
ya, but whats building a nest under that wood bench and how do u keep mosquitos out of that natural surround?
This is beautiful... but standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitos... instead make the water feature move.
Seriously, why not pave a loarge area... reduction in grass cutting, bugs (mosquitos). Very nice idea.
Wow... very cool. Any structure could be built with an open wall in mind. I would add a large uninterupted screen to keep out the bugs and lawn waste (leaves, twigs).
Wow, a guest cottage... not sure this would be legal in my area, but i love the metal roof and stine walls. But any guest cottage needs a toilet and shower... and that's money.
Just had to add this... OMG.
Hmmm.... walls of glass and steel. very tood in termite country. add a fireplace and hmmmm.
good use of stones, bolders, and levels.
Careful... those loose stones betwwen the slabs collects all manner of yard waste (twigs, grass filings, etc.). Then you need to tear it out and clean it.
Terrible... the grass should be at a lower lvl to avoid grass filings collecting in the gray textural element at right. The wood "flooring" is a bug collector and that close to the water is inevitable water damage.
Very nice... but it needs screening.
This concept is vey strong... imagine the back stone area being a hot tub and the entire area somewhat elevated to avoid grass filings entering the area.
The idea... make your back porch huge...
Love the idea of the deep recess area and NO grass.
Sand... there's a cheap solution. But watch out for lawn waste contaminating the sand.
Love this... but raise the light green area to avoid lawn waste and use pebbles, not light green grass.
no privacy, no rain protection, no bug protection, nope.
Ya know i like the sense of seclusion I get from the stone and wood.
The big slabs are great. they will clear the grass filings easily and the grass can grow freely between them... love it!!!
Love the raised boxes. You can weed without bending overon hands and knees.
Lve these randow loose slabs... i van see replacing thosedang bricks with slabs
look at this... no grass, no mowing. Great!
Controlled bamboo... not easy to do. How do you control bamboo growth?
Huh... I wouldnt have thought of that (flowers).
Ok so if I did the crepe mertle and elephant grass, place a rock in front of each elephant grass and have some fun with it seasonally.
Functional... but ugly. too stark. OK for New Mexico, but not Maryland.
I liketheconcept ofa seperator between "the yard" and the "other area."
Perhaps with some screening?
Hey now... howabout cement pillars to support the porch... bug proof, but howdo u attach screening?
If I did a pond, it would be this pond.
Love this little backyard cottage idea.
So seperate the "area" from the "lawn" and "maybe" the loosestone makes sense.
Water without water
Everything in this photo is in a pot!
This could work in my backyard.
I might consider this open concept if the deck were cement. The size of the area might negate mosquitos.
This is cool... but what happens when the pump breaks?
Terrible... how do u move a chair over gravel anyway.
Wow! I love this.
This is very cool.
Like it... the wall makes a good blocker from lawn debris.
I see this as a solid cement to prevent critters under the bench and no plants right... use large beach stone instead.
Well... here's a cheap solution. just mow over everything and use portble chairs.
Interesting... but rverse the levels.
Like the cement wall structures
This is a scary firepit... yuk!