Zone 1 is the area closest to the home. Finding the right balance between aesthetic beauty, productive functionality, & a spacious feel requires careful decision making with proper foresight. Here the we aimed to provide just that, with the addition of a visual screen between the home & the neighbors. These 3 lovely berms will provide fruit & evergreen protection for the family.
This 2.5 acre pasture area was nothing but native grasses & juniper. We’ve increased the bio-diversity by adding plenty of new species of trees & shrubs, both on & off the berms. The swales will catch & soak-in water, providing more hydration to this dry area.
The keyhole gardens provide easy access to all parts of the large garden bed area. Along with the unique look, the use of found stone lends beautiful shapes & textures to the backyard space. The irrigation line connecting the beds was buried underground to prevent tripping & allow for a more aesthetically-pleasing yard.
Many raised garden beds were built in the backyard out of stones & boulders found in the backyard. This on-site resource allows us to keep costs down, provide a natural & sometimes artistic look, & feels good using what has been given to us by the land. The last picture shows two beautiful beds that were built from mostly reclaimed materials. The boxes’ structural wood, roofing metal, & hog panels are all reclaimed, with the screws, braces, & top-rail being the only purchased materials.