Contemporary Landscape Design for a Narrow Back Yard in Napa, CA
This newly constructed home includes a narrow back yard that butts up to a steep rock hillside. The homeowners called upo me to create a landscape design that helped to camouoflage the hillside, while offering an outdoor environment for the family to enjoy. My design solutions included a contemporary redwood horizontal fence to help screen the view of the hillside along with arbors for vines that help to break up the long narrow space. I designed a triangular-shaped pergola with decorative panels from "Parasoleil" that serves as an artful focal point while providing interesting shade patterns that casts its delightful shadow along fence and patio and bench below, changing its position as the sun moves throughout the day. The landscape design includes angular planting beds, concrete pavers surrounded by gravel and a small lower-water lawn for the family to enjoy. The photos show the just planted low-water plants, vines and olive trees and again after a couple of months.