THOMAS KYLE: Landscape Designer
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Courtyard photos contemporary landscape

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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THOMAS KYLE: Landscape Designer
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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There are lawns. And then there are works of art. Perhaps your rectangular patch of turf feels lush. But why not give it an artistic treatment, like this enticing Alice in Wonderland–inspired checkerboard of grass and concrete pavers? (P.S. This lawn is durable, permeable and decorative — not to mention mowable!)Remember: The nonplant elements and pieces that you incorporate into the garden should be a reflection of your personal style. At the terminus of this patchwork-quilted lawn is a gorgeous contemporary water feature. Unique and functional, it balances the two-dimensional "floor" with just the right three-dimensional form.

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Love this look but maybe too high maintenance .
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high quality turf!
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Backyard floor
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checker board grass and stone mix
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the alternate grass and tile awesome!!
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grass with stones
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the checkerboard
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no symmetrical garden and pavers
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Nice Backyard. Very private
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The front lawn
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For the side of the house
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alice chess style
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possibly add these artificial squares of grass to courtyard - less expensive???
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Drive way
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Grass and cement
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chess board
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this style doens't go with the house neccessarily but it has some nice things going on
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love the idea, would not work unfortunately on my soggy lawn, but beautiful idea
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checkerboard groundcover and squares.
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fine grass concept
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draft floor grass
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Love this too! Stone and ground cover equal in shape
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good idea for a courtyard
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artificial grass & pavers mixed?
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pavers and grass combination
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tile and grass
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purple flowers
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:). Massive chess board
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roof garden paving
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Work for dogs in small space
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stone pattern
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luv it
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I love it
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Concrete and grass..... Good idea for the lake.
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Checkerboard patio
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Stepping stones
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ground layout
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Only closest friends get to be chess pieces...
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Elegant courtyard!
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Step stone /flagstone in big square size lay with grass in diagonal tile layout
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Checkerboard patio tile and grass
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Grass squares
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Courtyard Checker Board
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Squares of cement and grass
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For some reason, the checkerboard designs are really attracting my attention. Why are they pleasing?
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Grass pavers
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damero deck
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Checkerboard lattern
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A chessboard in my yard? Yes, please!
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checkered pavers/grass
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like carpet for outside
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The shape of the garden
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usable yard with grass and pavers
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Jardin en sadhana
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Urn in bowl
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Courtyard under the trees
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Checkerboard style
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another idea to break up the stone flooring
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