When you’re designing and building a new home, you also have a great opportunity to get the landscape just right from the get go. We were thrilled to be asked to design and install the landscape for this family’s new home build. The home, with its red tile roof and clean lines, called for a landscape that was modern, but with a Mediterranean flair. In order to make the narrow front yard useful for off-street parking, we first created and installed a circular driveway. We then built raised front beds along the front of the home using stone that matched the entryway. Drought tolerant plants were added along with an irrigation system to keep maintenance easy and efficient. The tree planted in front will eventually shade the home, saving them each year in energy costs. A small lawn area was established in sunny areas to the side of the home. Large natural stone pavers were installed to create stairs and a pathway to a new side patio that will be perfect for hanging out with the new neighbors.