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cortneigh wrote:
What material is under the picnic table? - What material is that under the picnic table?
   Comment   June 6, 2012
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The ground covering is decomposed granite.
July 3, 2012 at 11:31am     
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alexfilms wrote:
Are those concrete slabs? - Are they individual pieces of concrete or one with joint cuts? Thanks!
   Comment   May 26, 2012
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These are individual pieces.
July 3, 2012 at 11:42am   
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Is it a polished concrete? How would I find out if it is available locally for me in DC? I'm looking for the exact same look, roughly half the width and height. Thanks!
May 9, 2013 at 2:48pm   
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llkm24 wrote:
How can I design a pet friendly and human friendly backyard?
   Comment   January 21, 2011
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Jason Lee Design Studio, Inc.
I completely agree with Ronique. Also, do some research on plants. Don't plant any poisons plants. Some plants bare berries that are poisonous when ingested by animal. It may not effect human, but animal tend to be more susceptible.
January 8, 2012 at 4:57pm     
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Designers Gibson and Lee gave you wonderful advice. As a homeowner I'd have to recommend you hire a professional for your landscaping. You can always tell when a home is professionally landscaped. Drive around your neighborhood and see what I mean. Think of some basic things now so you can work with the professional and have them create a yard design you will love. First think about the hardscape areas: dog runs, patios, observe hardscape in your area, photograph and choose a few you like to show the professional. Go to your nursery and choose some plants that you love, take photos and show the professional. You already know you want to use the yard for your family and your pet, but how much grass do you want to care for? What will your family enjoy doing in the backyard?
January 9, 2012 at 2:35pm     
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dlowen7861 wrote:
Terrace retaining walls - What a gorgeous, sleek, terraced yard! Were the concrete retaining walls poured in place with regular concrete? Thank you in advance.
   Comment   March 10, 2013
zajj wrote:
Zanjan - What wood is used on the gate. Does the gate look finished in both sides?
   Comment   March 2, 2013
wbird11 wrote:
Are both sides of the front/upper gate mobile? - I like the aesthetics of the front gate, but am unsure of the mechanics. I see it is split down the center. Do both halves open, or is one side stationary? Thanks.
   Comment   January 11, 2013
foraprncs21 wrote:
Planter - Is that planter simply made with concrete or is there something else added to the concrete to achieve that look? I would like a similar retaining wall/planter.
   Comment   December 12, 2012
mommazen wrote:
Is the swing from IKEA?
   Comment   October 26, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Between Naps on the Porch added this to The Timeless Joy of the Tree Swing
Surprisingly, tree swings even look great in less traditional outdoor settings. Whatever your landscape design, a tree swing could add just the right touch of whimsy and fun that might otherwise be missing.
Lauren Bonar Swezey added this to A Splash of Garden Color (Even Without Flowers)
One simple orange accent placed against a gray concrete wall is all that this garden needed to bring the whole scene to life. "Adding bright pillows or painting a wall makes the foliage colors more noticeable," explains Ive Haugeland of Shades of Green Landscape Architecture. "It gives you lots of bang for the buck."
If you have a strong enough tree, add a swing. Swing supplies can be purchased from any local hardware store, and adding one to your backyard is a fun project you can do with your children.
Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Modern Garden Style
A front yard gets a modern twist: The concrete patio and edgings divide the space into entryway, play area, and sitting spots, plus note the warm color and horizontal structure of the gates, the simplified plantings, the bright orange cushions and the contemporary table. The sunken feel of the space, reinforced by the wall with plantings above it, makes the entire space seem protected yet still open. There's room to relax and play, all in safety.
Hang up a classic tree swing — even if you don't have kids. There is something so cheering about sitting on a swing hung from a great big tree. If you are lucky enough to have a big tree in your yard, take advantage of it, and I think you will find it becomes a favored spot, whether there are kiddos around or not.
Cathy Lara added this to Keep the Kids Entertained at Home
Here's a well-divided contemporary garden in San Francisco, which has designated spots for sitting, playing and roaming. The strip of orange, the picnic table and the swing scream summer fun for both kids and adults. The sunken garden space and the surrounding cement, wood and landscaped wall give plenty of privacy while still remaining open — a perfect combination for a home with kids.
Laura Gaskill added this to June Checklist for a Smooth-Running Home
Clean up kids' play equipment and check for safety. As play starts to move outdoors, take a moment to inspect play structures, swing sets and other gear for cracks, tears and other safety issues. Update first aid kits for summer adventures. From bike rides to water slides, summer fun tends to come with a bit of risk. Be prepared to handle little emergencies with a well-stocked first aid kit at home — and toss a second kit in the car for good measure.

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lucyak added this to Landscape Ideas
6 hours ago
Nice composition
kellierogers added this to kellierogers's ideas
19 hours ago
Height of edging
fcoya2005 added this to Exterior Ideas
22 hours ago
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Cement edging
Julia Neumann added this to 1205 Westmoor
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Layout, multi level
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last Monday
A/C unit fences
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last Sunday
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April 12, 2014
stairs and planter in concrete
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April 11, 2014
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April 10, 2014
Spiky bushes for lower level
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April 9, 2014
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April 9, 2014
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April 7, 2014
Love the fence and gate
hamiltown added this to hamiltown's Ideas
April 4, 2014
Concrete grass mix terrace
Trilling Landscape and Design added this to Leilani
April 3, 2014
Low retaining wall and swing area
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April 2, 2014
Lawn and pavers
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March 31, 2014
Cement walls
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March 30, 2014
As they say in England: brillian!
janajedlovska added this to janajedlovska's ideas
March 30, 2014
dbals added this to Landscaping and Outdoor
March 30, 2014
concrete walls...
fredsond added this to fredsond's ideas
March 30, 2014
the cushiion
lyndseyw added this to Exterior Ideas
March 30, 2014
Gate idea
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March 28, 2014
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March 27, 2014
I like the idea of having some space for Felix to ride his bike or play with his trucks in the back yard.
mitzirae added this to Build it - landscaping
March 26, 2014
terraced yard
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March 24, 2014
concrete border
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March 24, 2014
plants in planter beds
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March 22, 2014
horizontal fence
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Walkway surrounded by dg
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March 20, 2014
don't like the cover
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Adam Peretti added this to Landscape Ideas
March 18, 2014
sunken house lot
calbear94 added this to blewett yard
March 17, 2014
love the angular nature, gaps for rocks, raised beds defining space and bold might work for us...
klennox added this to yard
March 17, 2014
is that the height of the poured concrete curbing?
Racine Shaw added this to racine_shaw's Ideas
March 17, 2014
Not crazy about this, but would be afraid this could be the look we achieve.
kikyb added this to outdoor
March 17, 2014
Kids area
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Shiranee Griffiths added this to outdoor decking and other surfaces
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Steps to viewing desk
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Kid friendly hangout spot
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Wall functional front yard space
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March 13, 2014
Love this space
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March 12, 2014
raised areas for back of property
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samanthasanderson added this to Landscape
March 10, 2014
clean lines of concrete, pop of orange
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March 9, 2014
Fort ares
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March 8, 2014
Smooth concrete retaining wall
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March 8, 2014
Julia Munck added this to Darien
March 7, 2014
kid friendly garden
saralarose added this to Backyard
March 6, 2014
Fruit tree swing?
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March 6, 2014
swing in garden small cute perfect for my vision
Aloe Designs added this to sproul residence
March 5, 2014
concrete retaining separating spaces
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March 4, 2014
border/seating, easy maintenance + path for bike
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March 3, 2014
multiple materials
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March 3, 2014
Retaining wall garden
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Planting around retaining wall
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Nicole Dehoyos-Freiert added this to webuser_1362209's Ideas
March 2, 2014
Gravel ground area for high traffic
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March 1, 2014
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March 1, 2014
Concrete steps
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March 1, 2014
Grass Steps White
emilybrooke added this to Under Addition
February 26, 2014
This is uncovered space, and obviously, ours will be covered, but, I thought this would be a good way to "dig out" the area.
landscape2 added this to Outdoor spaces
February 26, 2014
Plantings, raised beds & wood gate. Love the swing!
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February 26, 2014
Retaining wall with stairs and gates
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February 24, 2014
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February 24, 2014
Pool area
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February 23, 2014
The built in seating and use of concrete
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February 23, 2014
I love this so simple
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February 23, 2014
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February 22, 2014
Elevated areas
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February 22, 2014
Tire swing
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February 17, 2014
like the gravel ground(not this color). Interesting to build table with fire pit.
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February 17, 2014
Pavers, stairs, retaining walls
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February 16, 2014
I like the fencing
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February 16, 2014
Square gravel patch to stand swing/slide
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February 15, 2014
Modern backyard
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February 15, 2014
I hope that's not supposed to keep things in or out! Cool, though!
Jack & J M added this to Garden & Landscape
February 14, 2014
Plants above wall as fence and wood integration
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Fire pit,bench table
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Jardineras con espadas japonesas
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eating area with granite bed
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inspiration for landscaping
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February 5, 2014
Very functional and easy to maintain
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February 3, 2014
panneau intimité en bois horizontal
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February 2, 2014
Concrete retaining wall
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Simple and clean
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orchard & street gates?
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January 26, 2014
Looks cool
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Exterior colour
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January 25, 2014
love the gates and plants
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January 25, 2014
Merdiven ışığı
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January 23, 2014
stucco fence + stairs
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January 19, 2014
Bench Overall look feel (not as high)
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Table for deck
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Use of space, cement stairs
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simplicity, clean lines
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Entrance to the gym and pool
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bankie gebou teen muur
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This could be a great front yard in a cul-de-sac.
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back yard
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Garden ideas
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concrete wall for backyard
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December 31, 2013
different materials and depths - grass, concrete, gravel
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Side slat fence
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raised gravel beds
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robnewell added this to Carlton
December 18, 2013
Once again, she liked this. Good for her to see plantings in similar walled bed.
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Modern landscaping
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December 15, 2013
Wall and steps
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Concrete and timber
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December 6, 2013
garden perimeter edged with 6" curb?
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Fence and gate
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November 29, 2013
wood gate and fence
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November 19, 2013
ideal kids backyard.
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November 16, 2013
climbing wall
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November 15, 2013
decomposed granite and lawn
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November 15, 2013
built-in seating in wall, decomposed granite terracing
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November 14, 2013
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November 12, 2013
decomposed granite, concrete and wooden fence combo
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Concrete wall
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concrete wall and steps
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November 3, 2013
horiz. fence/wide vertical end pces.
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Bench to cover mechanical with lift up top for access
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October 31, 2013
low concrete curb holds back elevation change and gravel patio
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October 30, 2013
Front yard idea
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October 28, 2013
levels in the backyard
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swing on my tree?
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October 22, 2013
love the use of grayish green with burgundy spiky plants in concrete planting area by steps
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orange wall, mix of materials
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October 20, 2013
concrete table, fire pit?
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October 20, 2013
sunning wall to warm ct on flat
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October 17, 2013
Nice swing!
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October 16, 2013
clean...maybe a little too sculpted
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October 13, 2013
Carved out "rooms" with built-in seating.
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Mix of grass and gravel with patio
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October 7, 2013
Maybe this is what Hugh was thinking for garden
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Portão cães
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Fence gate door
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October 5, 2013
Great small yard
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El columpio
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Modern/ industrial backyard
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Mur terrasse
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Pet-, kid- and adult-friendly backyard.
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Sitting area
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mix of adult/ food area/ kid area with swing
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Modern with swing
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October 4, 2013
Low big table
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Clean look, grey concrete walls and edges
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front yard below street level
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