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AMS Landscape Design StudiosContemporary Landscape, Los Angeles

Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary backyard gravel formal garden in Los Angeles. —  Houzz
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srq620 wrote:May 11, 2012
wy1002 wrote:Nov 30, 2012
  • wy1002
    Thank you so much or taking the time to answer my question. Your feedback is so helpful!
  • mrschrin
    what type of cement border and gravel is that? I LOVE the color! Also, what is the width or thickness of the cement border?
Denise Dresser wrote:Jun 27, 2015
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    AMS Landscape Design Studios, Inc.

    Thank you.
    These stones / rocks can be found from many building supply stores, depending on your location and there are a variety of options that are fairly similar in look / size.

    So here are a few options:

    What I specified for this project came from: Sepulveda Building Materials
    Alpine White 3/4" SIZE

    Here are some other options:
    Coverall Stone: http://www.coverallstone.com/

    1/2 - 3/4” Rolled Marble Polished Pebble
    Another stone which is quite similar is the: 5/8"

    Hope this helps.

    Drew Sivgals
    AMS Landscape Design Studios, Inc.

510lake wrote:Aug 28, 2013
    lucykihumba wrote:Oct 4, 2012
      Kelly wrote:Apr 25, 2012

        What Houzz contributors are saying:

        Brian Barth added this to Recipe for Modernist Edible Garden StyleMay 21, 2015

        A good rule of thumb for modernist design is that at least half of the garden be devoted to static architectural shapes, such as hardscaping, cropped turf and neatly clipped shrubs, as opposed to plants that change significantly throughout the seasons (like perennial flower borders). In that vein, you may want to limit your use of edibles in a modernist landscape to a small portion of the nonarchitectural part of the design. That way the food plants will form a counterpoint in a balanced larger picture, as the bright yellow lemons do on the left side of this garden.More: Lay of the Landscape: Modern Garden StyleBrowse more guides to gardening with edibles

        Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates added this to Vegetables and Flowers Mix in Beautiful Edible GardensJun 26, 2012

        The modern edible. The blended garden readily adapts to any garden style. Fruit trees are seamlessly incorporated into this modern outdoor sitting area, elevating the space from merely beautiful to bountiful as well.

        Debra Prinzing added this to How to Tap the Potential of a Big Side YardJun 23, 2012

        A large side garden gets upgraded to a private courtyard with sophisticated lines, incredible details and luxe accessories. This is more than an outdoor "room," it's a grand, fresh-air environment where two or 20 can easily gather.A low wall encloses the space and defines it as a distinct environment, while the flooring's importance is elevated, thanks to bands of stone that turn a mass of crushed rock into an interesting patterned carpet.Low, tightly clipped boxwood provides "baseboard" detailing, connecting the horizontal and vertical planes with precision.The minimalistic furnishings are all that are needed to complete the scene: Two chaises, placed for impact with lemon-yellow pillows. They visually balance two rounded objects — an oval-clipped tree in the distance and a stainless steel orb in the foreground.Like a jewel box, this space opens to reveal treasures within. You may not want to enter and disturb its perfection. But then again, nothing could be more luxurious than to sit here with a tall, cool drink, soaking up the sun.

        Laura Gaskill added this to Citrus Hues Add Zest to RoomsMay 9, 2012

        Give outdoor rooms a boost. In the backyard or on decks, porches and patios, citrus colors are a natural choice. Echoing the vivid hue of the sun and flowers in bloom, yellow and orange add punch, while green blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape.

        Debra Prinzing added this to Garden Design Essentials: ColorApr 26, 2012

        The simple addition of two marigold-yellow accent pillows makes a contemporary green and gravel garden glow.

        Kristy Woodson Harvey and Beth Woodson added this to Formal Parterre Gardens Rule the LandscapeApr 3, 2012

        Today, the formal parterre garden can be modified to fit any design scheme. We love how this example contains many traditional elements but is comfortable for lounging and contains modern touches that fit with the design scheme of the rest of the house.More:Lay of the Landscape: Traditional Garden Design

        Marianne Lipanovich added this to Crazy for Fruit TreesMar 16, 2012

        With judicious pruning, your fruit trees can function as screens along a fence. Citrus trees, like those shown here, are easy to keep within bounds. For other fruit trees, you will need to employ summer pruning techniques to keep them smaller. Provide enough soft surface space under the trees' canopies so that any falling fruit won't splatter on the patio.

        Becky Harris added this to 9 Ways to Enjoy Gardening More This SummerJul 12, 2011

        Here a mirrored sphere creates a focal point in the foreground of this courtyard garden. See more spheres around the home and garden

        Vanessa Brunner added this to Citrus 101: Start Your Own Backyard OrchardApr 22, 2011

        While temperature and sunlight are certainly vital, many first-time gardeners forget about drainage, another important consideration when deciding if a citrus should be potted or planted. What kind of soil do you have in your backyard? If your backyard has a heavy clay content, you may want to test its drainage capabilities by pouring a good amount of water into the hole for your tree. If there's still some water left the next day, you should consider digging the hole deeper, mixing organic amendments into the soil, and planting the tree higher to keep water from pooling around the base.

        Becky Harris added this to Show Off the Shape of SpheresApr 17, 2011

        I love the way this sphere is centered in this shot; I think it's aligned so that it can be viewed from inside the house out into the landscape as well. The funny thing is it looks a little bit like a really fancy giant bowling ball that's going to take down the split of the two chairs.

        What Houzzers are commenting on:

        pearlofgreatprice added this to lake house ideas4 days ago

        lovely courtyard. A little spare for me

        gloriagavin added this to landscapeApr 24, 2019

        love the lemons and the stones and the manicured with a little bit of messy trees.

        Hannah Clune-Purcell added this to Alpine FacadeApr 22, 2019

        Gravel for landscaping unused areas

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