Grass TerracesContemporary Landscape, San Francisco

Photography: © ShadesOfGreen

This is an example of a contemporary retaining wall landscape in San Francisco. —  Houzz
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digitalje5u5 wrote:Apr 14, 2011
R Fitz wrote:Feb 12, 2013
  • John Ringeling
    were the walls cast in place or prefab? THANKS
  • Jesus Huerta

    Blue Festuca

ignitedfw wrote:Apr 20, 2016
    Sasha Stewart wrote:Oct 8, 2014

      What Houzz contributors are saying:

      laurendunec
      Lauren Dunec Design added this to 10 Contemporary Retaining Walls Offer Fresh Ideas for SlopesNov 20, 2017

      10. Minimalist tiers. The repeating forms of smooth, curved concrete retaining walls and monochromatic plantings create a peaceful, contemporary look for this sloped garden. The design both for the walls and the plants — single swaths of one species per tier — creates an effective, restrained result.MoreHow to Design a Great Garden on a Sloped Lot9 Of-the-Moment Materials for Modern Garden Walls and FencesFind a landscape contractor on Houzz

      frankorgan
      Frank Organ added this to Step Up Your Garden Game With Terraced PlantingsJan 25, 2013

      More often in contemporary gardens, hardscaping can be the overriding design feature, as with these simple concrete retaining walls.The plantings are used to emphasize the clean lines of the walls. Grasses can be perfect to achieve this. The Festuca grasses used here become low-maintenance ground covers as they grow, requiring minimal irrigation or tending.

      anniekendall
      Annie Thornton added this to Your Garden: High Design the Easy WayMar 9, 2011

      Modern. If a modern landscape is what you strive for, think of the plant material as just another texture, material, or color to incorporate into your landscape. The linear swaths of green juxtaposed with the industrial concrete walls complete the perfect minimal garden.

      What Houzzers are commenting on:

      margaretmd11
      Maggie Testerman added this to Testerman: Landscape5 days ago

      middle row of "blue" grass, upper row of grassy plant, ferns, cement planters

      webuser_42372038
      Jackie Lassen added this to Terrace yard6 days ago

      kind of what I was thinking .. very sterile though

      xinla
      xinla added this to ExteriorSep 7, 2019

      visually interesting, clean lines

      molliepalmer
      Mollie Palmer added this to outdoor patioAug 17, 2019

      Retaining Walls, Landscaped with Grass Terraces

      mike_scobee
      GNR Resources LLC added this to Ave GAug 14, 2019

      Usinag block for walls creating landscape design

      2redsinc
      Kristin Heggem Landscape Architect added this to 19.25 WatsonAug 13, 2019

      cast in place concrete retaining wall

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