San Roque Get-a-WayRustic Patio, Santa Barbara

Naturalist, hot tub with flagstone, Stone Fire Pit, adirondack chairs make a great outdoor living space.
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Inspiration for a rustic backyard stone patio remodel in Santa Barbara with a fire pit —  Houzz
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snoosh wrote:September 16, 2014
Rosie wrote:October 2, 2013
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    Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
    @instant_coffee: thanks for the kudos --- I feel the same way about hot tubs that fight with their surroundings... This cedar tub built into a slope has been a good solution for us.
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    Tap N Tile
    This is gorgeous!
Petros Design wrote:August 23, 2013
navanation wrote:May 7, 2014
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    Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
    No --- the tub is not strong enough to retain soil and the wood would be degraded if in contact with the soil. We have a proprietary treatment that allows an air gap between soil and tub.
  • navanation
    Thank you for your response.I want to do this outside my bedroom but it will need to be lower than the soil.Can you direct me to a product or company that offers this?
michelleharger wrote:July 9, 2013
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    Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
    Hi Michelle, Thanks for your inquiry. We have a local company that make these great Hot Tubs. The name of the company is Gordon and Grant. Hope that helps.

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Laura Gaskill added this to 10 Low-Maintenance Backyard IdeasJuly 12, 2017

9. Hot TubUnthirsty plantings and a hot tub nestled into a flagstone patio give this Southern California backyard a lush look. At the opposite end, a rustic stone fire pit continues the naturalistic look.

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Falon Land Studio LLC added this to Gardening Solutions for Dry, Sandy SoilsAugust 14, 2014

Shrink your water elements. In the traditional desert garden, water is used as the precious commodity that it is — in small focal-point fountains or narrow runnels that carry a trickle of water. For a sandy garden with drought-tolerant plants, I recommend thinking about water elements as small focal points used to create the mood or feeling of water without overwhelming the garden. The tub here is nestled nicely into the flagstone patio and is an appropriate scale for a medium-size yard. Using small water elements in a dry, sandy garden is both an aesthetic and environmental choice. If your sandy garden is in an arid or coastal climate, there is likely a higher evaporation rate from the water body due to high temperatures and strong winds. Keeping the water element small is a way to diminish water loss.More:8 Unthirsty Plants Help you Save Water in StyleThe Simple Secret to Gardening SuccessGardening Solutions for Heavy Clay Soils

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Patrisha Weems added this to Trish's FavesMarch 24, 2020

I love this back yard...love it!

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Carolin added this to NaturgartenMarch 23, 2020

Steinweg, Sitzinseln (und Wasser?)

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planner6771 added this to planner6771's IdeasMarch 18, 2020

I like irregular patterns, different covers, use of stone and plantings.

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Michael Kessler added this to Michael's ideasMarch 8, 2020

this has a nice layout - we don't necessarily need a sunken tub, but we like the greenery and style around this

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