After five years in our home, we finally have a plan for the backyard! When we moved in it was nicely landscaped – fresh sod, a small pond and waterfall, a cute bridge, lots of plants, and a patio with a pergola.
Over the years we learned how hot summers out here can get, and that dogs and water features don’t mix (if you want to keep a clean tidy yard).
We decided putting in a pool and artificial turf would be the best solution to beating the 100+ degree summers and keeping green grass.
I love clean, modern, but somewhat classic design. With a high price tag I wanted to make sure I chose timeless and classic materials and landscaping that we wouldn’t regret in a few years. We are going with a simple rectangle shape with a spa and baja shelf for lounging.
- Concrete squared off coping
- Desert Sand stacked travertine
- District Bianco 6×6 waterline tile
- French Grey pebble
- Chaise loungers with cushions
- 9 foot umbrella
- Concrete fire pit
- Dining and seating for 8-10 people (still haven’t decided what I want yet)
- Artificial turf
- Italian Cypress
- White iceberg roses
- Stone or mulch
As of today we have a huge hole in the ground, framing, and plumbing. Shotcrete coming soon. Keep following along! I’ll be posting progress through the completion (coming this July!)
To see more of my design inspo, check out my Pinterest Board!