Grounded - Richard Risner RLA, ASLA
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Grounded - Modern Landscape Architecture

Grounded - Modern Landscape Architecture

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April 1, 2013
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Cactus patio - Do you have a photo of a small desert patio using only cactus plants?
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Grounded - Richard Risner RLA, ASLA
Please look through my portfolio at
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December 8, 2012
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Burt Young
The original post sounded surprised that quality and look had advanced sooo far. Synlawn has a pretty nice web site to get a better idea of the options. Easy turf may as well. Certainly buying local will save shipping costs so i suggest "do some homework". check references and warranties then go for it. In the right circumstances, synthetic turf makes a lot of sense.
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Global Syn-Turf - Artificial Grass Supplier
We also have a branch in San Diego, CA, at 8963 Carroll Way, San Diego, CA 92121. Stop by and we can recommend grasses and provide consultation on your synthetic grass installation. Otherwise, call us at 877-796-8873, or visit us on the web at
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April 17, 2012
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Grounded - Richard Risner RLA, ASLA
Hi, Lorrie...If its modern related, I'm in. Have her contact me.
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February 7, 2012
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Grounded - Richard Risner RLA, ASLA
Stainless steel 8", 10" & 12"
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Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Modern Garden Style
Everything about this landscape exemplifies the best of modern design. Taking each element individually, there are plain concrete steps (that double as seating), a patch of lawn, a raised eating area and plain fencing; in other words, nothing that might seem distinctive. But the sheer overall volume of the steps, the interesting cutout in the expanse of grass and, most of all, the unexpected silver balls, give the entire space a look that is clean, simple and strongly graphic.

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Front porch render and wood
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Reminded me to be creative with topography.
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syeps design
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The way the steps appear to kind of float
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Steps in backyard
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steps at outdoor theater
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nice transitions
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Chrome spheres.
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step bench
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Tiered stairs
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Concrete stairs/patio
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Silver balls
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clean lines
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Cool aluminium balls
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cement steps
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Overall deck steps to garden
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Grass, steps and sculpture
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floating steps as seating
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Same as comments from previous picture
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the look
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Concrete stair
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Steps with undercut
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like the transition
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elevated deck with long steps
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Silver Balls
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back patio steps to patio
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Love these steps, wide and simple
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November 1, 2014
like the tiered steps
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October 31, 2014
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concrete steps for patio.
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elevated sitting area
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concrete steps
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Modern garden
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concrete benches
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Nice terraced hardscape.
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I like the stairs and the lawn but otherwise I think the garden is too empty.
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October 13, 2014
Steps design + kind trees
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great seating built in to steps
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steps in the garden, mini ampitheatre
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backyard modern
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A lot of stairs
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modern steps
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a patch of lawn (minus silver balls)
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August 29, 2014
I love a lush, tropical-fee garden!!
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Skyggekant på trapp
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Concrete bench steps
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elevated deck
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Garden layout
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seating in steps
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Front corner
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steps benches to turf
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floating stairs
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West side seaway decking
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clean lines
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corner retreat, raised planters, balls
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July 26, 2014
Love the big concrete platforms a great sitting area
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July 25, 2014
Absolutely everything...
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Synthetic grass
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July 22, 2014
Cement steps very nice....cost vs stone
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great stairs
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dp since childhood have always like the stepped terrace feel. Want to explore how living room could work with a step or two down into it
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steps and wood
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staircase lay
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Step-down from upper area near kitty?
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grass into patio
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clean lines floating steps but they are too narrow, planters, lush grass but otherwise too stark
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Not fill the space of the pool
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Garden 58
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mes boules
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mirror spheres
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staggered steps for picnicing, theatre, bleacher...FUN
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Tiers to ground
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concrete steps
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Key - green, light gray, dark gray, dark brown, bright plants
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silver balls
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cool patio
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May 13, 2014
Privacy fence, layout
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May 12, 2014
Lv design
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May 10, 2014
like the plant boxes
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front steps
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Outside steps
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lawn and planter
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rjesenje za razlicitu visinu terase i dvorista
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Cement steps
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like the stair style
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Concrete steps
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Algo asi de simple
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retaining wall option
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April 30, 2014
Love the steps
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Wrap around
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Slab stairs
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concrete steps
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Modern steps
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April 24, 2014
steps dramatic flair-out
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Grass and entertaining space up a level idea
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I like the feel of this space
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Cement Planter
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April 20, 2014
Others view
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Balls for lawn
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All of it depth
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Modern landscape
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Geometric steps
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Foarte frumoase scarile
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Concrete steps
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April 11, 2014
High deck area to overlook the garden.
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Retention wall and stairs
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Metal balls
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cool bleacher effect
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Different size steps
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overall look
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Detalle escalón acceso
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contemporary garden
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