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Bonifield ResidenceMidcentury Landscape, San Luis Obispo

This is an example of a midcentury modern retaining wall landscape in San Luis Obispo. —  Houzz
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surndogg wrote:Apr 26, 2012
sisly wrote:Jun 16, 2011
  • Annie Thornton
    If you are looking to create raised beds or container gardens in your landscape, there are a lot of fun options to go with.

    From this photo, you can see that you can easily go with wood — redwood, ipe, or other outdoor strength woods are great for the traditional raised bed look.

    Using terracotta pots or other styles of landscape containers can be a unique approach to raised beds. I like the idea of a vegetable and herb garden in an array of terracotta pots strewn across the deck or landscape.

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    For a more industrial look, consider aluminum, stainless steel, or cor-ten steel. They are safe to use as planters and bring a new texture and style to a landscape that may be lacking the architectural edge.

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    And of course, there is always stone, concrete, stucco, and other hard building materials. Your planters can almost double as seat walls or be incorporated into a hillside retaining wall.

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    Basalite Concrete Products
    Concrete blocks are a versitile option. Wooden boxes are attractive, but you're limited to square or rectangular boxes, they can rot, and they take some time to put together. You can build concrete planter boxes and make different sizes and shapes. The blocks come in a lot of different colors, too and they are easy to move around. There are instructions and a video here: http://info.basalite.com/build-your-own-stone-planter-box
jill Hilts wrote:Mar 25, 2012
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    Mary Davis Lc.
    It looks like Creep Jenny gold stars.
sarinasafina wrote:Apr 30, 2013

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    jennypeterson
    J. Peterson Garden Design added this to Texas Gardener's November ChecklistOct 19, 2012

    Mulch around all plants. Similar to how Mother Nature provides a blanket with fallen leaves, mulch "blankets" your landscape plants and protects them from winter cold. Make sure you have a good 2- to 3-inch layer of shredded hardwood mulch, but avoid heaping mulch up on the plant bases, which can quickly rot the plants. I like to "feather" mulch up to the base stem or trunk of a plant for the best coverage.

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

    kimmercd22
    kimmercd22 added this to Front landscape ProjectMar 9, 2019

    I like the color of the green patchy plants

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