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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Photo - Colored Concrete Davis Color Medium Gray



This is concrete with an integrated color and a Top Cast #3 finish.
The color is Davis 'Medium Gray'.  
Always do expansion joints every 4' to 5' to reduce cracking.
Hardscape by Dandy Landscape.
Photos by Doug Kalal

Monday, July 9, 2018

Photo - Butterfly on Lantana

Lantana is a great plant for attracting butterflies.  This drought tolerant plant is also rabbit resistant due to the slight toxicity of the foliage (don't use in back yards with small kids or dogs).  Lantana comes in a wide variety of colors. 'Confetti' and 'New Gold' are my favorite and are pictured above.
Photo by Doug Kalal

Monday, July 2, 2018

Photo - Raised Patio

This backyard had a tricky 4' elevation change to deal with.  By using Country Manor Keystone walls, I created a terraced patio with planters.  The patio was formed with Stone Top Pavers from RCP Block & Brick.  The landscape was built by Green Gardens Landscape Construction.  Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's residence in La Jolla.

Photo - Modern Outdoor Room

Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's residence in Escondido

Photo -Artificial Grass on Slope

One way to have a nice green slope in front of your home is use artificial turf.  This works best for a design with clean simple lines.  ...