This Nipomo landscape created by Sage Ecological Landscapes was designed to be aesthetically pleasing, while conserving water and incorporating an Asian influence. There were a few distinct areas in this Nipomo landscape- our talented design team wanted to give the whole yard a cohesive feel, while keeping each area separate.
This beautiful home with a view incorporated many Mediterranean plants with interesting colors and textures, meandering paths, and multiple seating areas to take advantage of the large property. An edible gardening area was added for a plentiful harvest and succulent wall panels add interest to a simple wooden fence.
A front yard fire pit and patio area provide space for viewing ocean sunsets. Entering the backyard creates an instant calm. Zen style and soothing sounds from a water feature make this the perfect place for relaxation, while an outdoor kitchen and second fire pit offer space for entertainment.
The homeowners of this Arroyo Grande property came to us with the hopes of conserving water, creating more usable space, and of course, beautifying their landscape. The cactus and succulent theme is both drought tolerant and low maintenance. By creating a terracing course for slope retention, we were able to give them the usable space they were hoping for. Fencing and an entry gate was utilized to create a pet- safe area and to accentuate the home’s threshold.
The most prevalent feature of this unique front landscape is the custom shade structure at the entry of the home. The structure not only provides privacy, but also adds interest to the exterior of the home, and offers a space for beloved shade plants. A welcoming path guides guests to the door, while cheerful flowers and colorful plants stimulate the senses.
This central coast landscape came with some challenges and inspirations that influenced the end design. Drainage issues led to the creation of a rain garden, with water from the home, garage, and hardscape being diverted to this space. Water conservation was a major influence. A meadow was used as an alternative to the original turf lawn and other plants are both low maintenance and drought tolerant.
The yard of this home among the oaks had a lot of natural beauty, so we wanted to enhance that beauty rather than starting all fresh. We wanted to keep a natural look to this Los Osos landscape while creating informal paths for ease of movement between areas, creating a low maintenance and drought tolerant landscape, and incorporating specific plant specimens.
This Cayucos landscape may be a small space, but it makes a big impact. The homeowners’ inspiration came from a drought tolerant plant palette with a Spanish/ Mexican theme. A pathway and patio create usable space, while plantings accent the walkway. A slender water feature offers ambient sound and a small portable fire pit creates an entertaining area that doesn’t take up too much space. A raised planting bed was added to provide a space to grown delicious homegrown vegetables.
This San Luis Obispo landscape located along the creek, proves that small spaces can make a big impact. A beautiful patio lays the space for a built in seating area for outdoor dining, a sandbox provides hours of enjoyment for the little ones, while built in planters offer a space for some urban farming. The fence offers a modern look, while providing safety, and preserving the view.
This San Luis Obispo urban garden was designed to soften the patio, while conserving as much floor space. Slender pottery and planters offer a home to upright plants, while succulent wall panels provide life without taking up much space. Plants are placed to frame the view of the hills from inside, while screening off unappealing views.
This Award Winning Landscape took on more than the usual landscape. The prairie style home was clad in stone. Decomposed granite paths, stone walls, and native grasses and plants create a mellow transition between outdoor spaces. The basalt fountain in the private courtyard is the focal point of the meditative outdoor room.
The impressive hardscape details in this Los Osos landscape set the stage for a gorgeous garden. Multiple outdoor rooms provide space for entertaining or relaxing. Water conservation was an important aspect of this design, so we utilized succulents, a small native meadow, and other CA native and Mediterranean plants.
This Los Osos landscape uses a retaining wall to create more planting space, while solving drainage issues. A fire pit with built in seating extends outdoor entertaining in to the cool Los Osos evenings. Seating areas and water feature make for a relaxing atmosphere. Tall plants along the fence screen the view of neighboring homes.
Multiple “outdoor rooms” with points of interest divide this space, while pathways offer circulation, and a cohesive plant palette creates a unified appearance. It was important to the residents that we specify plant material that is suitable to the Oak Woodland habitat and relates to natural landscape.
This home with a beautiful view combines a soft native meadow with a hardscape path, impressive water fall, and a fire pit for entertaining. The plant palette consists of drought and deer tolerant plants that offer year-round interest. We also addressed an erosion issue, by adding a retaining wall and plantings to hold the soil in place.
This landscape was designed to reflect modern, geometric, and whimsical characteristics. A low maintenance and California friendly plant palette was used to enhance the theme. We incorporated paths to connect points of interest and connect the various spaces of the yard including garden art, sculptures and other artistic features.
This lush Central Coast landscape is abundant with vibrant plants, and provides separate seating areas which are connected with a flagstone path. A modern wooden deck is used for outdoor dining, while a firepit and built in seating provide hours of entertainment into the chilly seaside nights. A viewing patio is set up with two chairs to enjoy a gorgeous sunset or cup of coffee in the morning. A hidden seating area is the perfect spot to read a book or spend some time relaxing.