This garden found in Greenbrae took full advantage of the backyard’s upslope. A California Bay Laurel, older Coast Live Oaks, Valley Oaks and Manzanitas were left as found on the property. Pathways were constructed and further landscaping was
done around these mature trees. From its own weather station, hip signage and a separate water meter for the irrigation system this environment had all the cool accoutrements going on.
I was visually struck by the grape vines running vertically up the slope versus across the property which is what I’m used to seeing in vineyards.
In the front of the house the lawn is being allowed to die or as the owner put it “decommissioned” to be replaced with something that requires less water and is generally more eco-friendly.