THOMAS KYLE: Landscape Designer
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Courtyard photos

A tiny backyard, 33'x 22' needed to be intimate, functional and sophisticated. The clients are well travelled, and love to entertain.
Solution, a European style courtyard.

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dlavelanet wrote:
Is there a special grass used, one that does not grow very fast and does not require maintenance?
     Comment   July 25, 2012
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Thank you for your question.
The grass is hi- quality artificial turf.
It requires no maintenance.
July 25, 2012 at 10:14pm     
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This product looks very similar to our Urban Garden range. The overall look acheived here is fantastic - very different.
October 10, 2012 at 1:19am   
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oscarthefig wrote:
I LIKE it! What size pavers were used for this?
   Comment   May 12, 2013
Vicki Mcmahon wrote:
Can you please give a quick tutorial of how you did this? I love the look and want to do this in a large abou.
   Comment   February 13, 2013

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possibly add these artificial squares of grass to courtyard - less expensive???
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مربع چمن
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