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Clean, modern landscape meets natural/Mediterranean style landscaping on slope. Lots of play area for family.
Concrete patio detail - mortared in modern 1/2" black beach pebble. Great accent /detail for concrete, but retains solid service for kids to run around on.
retaining/seat wall style at base of slope - cinder block with gray smooth stucco finish and trowel lines to give a clean line pattern
Clean plantings at base of slope - groundcover Senecio, Kangaroo Paws, Mexican Palo Verde, and soft Foxtail Agave instead of sharp Agaves, to be kid-friendly
Slope and low wall at base
Planting style. Clean, Modern. Echeveria 'Afterglow' accent at base of Foxtail Agave and Phormium (Jubilee). Low-water Dymondia ground cover
Natural style on hillside - love the Bulbine frutescens 'Hallmark' - yellow-orange flowers shown here, mixed with gray foliage
Bulbine frutescens 'Hallmark' on slope
Fall foliage: Chinese Pistachio - Pistacia chinensis - waterwise/firewise for hillside interest
DG (Decomposed Granite)- maintenance pathway on slope example
Informal slope accented with burgundies, blues/greens and yellows.
Paving idea for patio areas - mortared in small beach pebble. Solid surface for kids to run around on, but with a decorative modern touch.
Belgard Catalina paver - clean lines option for patio
New Zealand Flax - Jubilee or Maori Sunrise variety
Great low water edging/ groundcover - Senecio
Leucadendron 'Summer Red' - mix with purples/blues like Salvia mexicana 'Limelight'
Leucadendron 'Sylvan Red'. Bright red to deep garnet "flowers" - bracts on very long stems.
Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'. Colorful dark red "flowers" - bracts with a blonde center.
Hillside style - CA natural layered look. Pepper trees high up on hillside for privacy. They are Firescaping trees. Add the Pistacia chinensis - Chinese Pistache, lower on hillside for fall color.
Chinese Pistache - Pistacia chinensis for fall color on hillside. Buy larger nursery tree as it is a slow grower to start. Has more pronounced color with less water.
Leucadendron salignum 'Winter Red' - Common Sunshine Conebush provides winter interest and vibrant color at base of hillside
Bold summer color from a mix of shrubs - foreground Phormium 'Golden Ray' New Zealand Flax with Leucadendron 'Jester' contrasting behind it.
Echium candicans - Pride of Madeira - for purple accent on hillside to contrast with reds and greens
Ceanothus 'Blue Sapphire' on hillside for firescaping and interest
Cordyline australis 'Burgundy Spire' - Burgundy Spire Dracaena Palm - for part sun areas on side of home at base of hillside.
Pride of Madeira for hillside interest
Senecio mandraliscae - low water groundcover great for modern gardens. Use as edging at base of hillside, behind seat wall
Senecio and Phormium in a burgundy color to add contrast at base of hillside.
Patriot Lantana 'Desert Sunset' - great low -maintenance hillside groundcover accent
Concete - clean scoring pattern
Gray/ Square Modern/Clean Pot style - add decorative pea gravel inside pot at base of plants
Add interest at edge of patio against seat wall by adding a thin border of Dymondia groundcover along the seat wall
Another idea is to tuck in just a couple of rosette shaped succulents along the base of the seat wall to add a decorative but clean touch. Gap between seat wall and concrete patio would be about 4" to 6"
Seat wall color - Flat gray/tan tone smooth Santa Barbara finish stucco
Stucco Color for seat wall
Seating style on patio - Teak angular low coffee table - available from Teak Warehouse
Romneya coulteri is also referred to as the 'Fried Egg Plant' - great drought tolerant tall plant to accent base of hillside
California Poppy - Sprinkle on hillsides for seasonal carefree color
Small gap between concrete and seat wall with pea gravel and tiny rosette succulents as clean modern accent.
Radiation Lantana for hillside.
Aeonium 'Zwartkop' mingling among lower hillside plantings
Horsetail Reed in containers on low wall straight out from backyard entry, as focal point
Festival Burgundy Cordyline in containers, as focal point, straight out back yard entry. Light at night.
Optional decorative stone veneer on focal point wall in Tumbled Highlands - Modern Builders Supply. Stone will give interest to wall with focal point pots and create a modern but natural feel to space.
Close up of Tumbled Highlands - Thin Stone Veneer - Modern Builders Supply - for decorative focal point wall
Concrete color: Mesa Buff in a sand finish.
Portable fire bowl option with Solid concrete decorative fire balls for a modern touch
Modern Firepits - $5,900
Beach pebble and portable fire bowl option - modern feel