Bernal View GardenContemporary Landscape, San Francisco

Garden Designed & Built by The Garden Route Co.
Photos by Rich Radford

Design ideas for a large contemporary drought-tolerant and partial sun backyard water fountain landscape in San Francisco. —  Houzz
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Falon Land Studio LLC added this to Precast Concrete Pavers Make a Versatile Surface in the GardenMay 28, 2015

The basics. The manufacturer forms precast concrete pavers by pouring concrete into a mold and then allowing it to cure. The precast pavers are available at the local hardware store, priced by individual paver or by the pallet. A professional usually purchases pavers by the pallet.Precast concrete pavers are also referred to as modular pavers, and many product lines are specifically designed so the pavers will fit together in several configurations. Pavers of different shapes — hexagonal, variable-width rectangles and combined shapes — create interlocking patterns across a surface.

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Mitchell Parker added this to 16 Ways to Get More From Your Small BackyardMay 30, 2014

5. Play with the angles. If you’ve got a small square spot to deal with, San Francisco landscape architect Rich Radford suggests turning paving in a lateral direction to your property line to create more hardscape space. For the 25-foot by 30-foot backyard seen here, he shifted the paving 45 degrees to get more surface area. Find a creative landscape architect near you 6. Pay attention to scale. If you’ve got a small backyard, the last thing you want to do is cram in a 10-person dining table. Instead, consider built-ins or extendable tables. Likewise, you won’t want to plant a tree that’s going to grow to 100 feet tall and completely overtake your yard. Here Radford smartly worked in small, native plants and grasses to keep an open feel. See patio trees for mild climates

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Samantha Schoech added this to Celebrate Geometry for a Sharp-Looking DesignFebruary 5, 2013

So much of modern landscape design relies on juxtaposing the randomness of nature against the hard and fast rules of geometry. This is a beautiful example of squares and rectangles against the unpredictable shapes of plants.

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Catherine Luo added this to Outdoor spaceNovember 1, 2019

5. Play with the angles. If you’ve got a small square spot to deal with, San Francisco landscape architect Rich Radford suggests turning paving in a lateral direction to your property line to create more hardscape space. For the 25-foot by 30-foot backyard seen here, he shifted the paving 45 degrees to get more surface area.

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