La Jolla Renovation With Native Plants

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 in , , , , , , , , ,

Succulents in a variety of shapes, colors, and styles add a vibrant burst of color and texture in this La Jolla home’s landscape architecture. These drought-friendly plants contrast beautifully with the cumaru wood screen fence, the home’s wooden trim, and the geometric paver driveway.

Native San Diego plants naturally require less water, making them a unique and environmentally friendly garden alternative. Decorative boulders and pebbles found on the property are purposefully used in the space, making the blooming succulents pop against their surroundings with this xeriscape style. Clumps of olive trees and an old pine add height and vertical appeal.

Natural grasses sway gently in the breeze, framing the paver driveway and softening the modern architectural design of the home. The design continues in the back of the home with an outdoor living area centered around a large concrete fire feature. A ribbon of Mexican beach pebbles frame the cumaru built-in bench seat. Dramatically patterned throw pillows and tall modern grasses behind the bench soften the look of the space, inviting relaxation and conversation.