20 Favorite Yardzen Designs

Posted on August 27, 2021

We asked Yardzen’s designers to choose their 20 favorite Yardzen designs from the past few months. (Not an easy task with so many stunning designs created every day!)  

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Peoria, IL

This Central Illinois yard is a stunning oasis with a spa-like vibe and an abundance of colorful blooms. This Midwest client was looking for help designing around their pool, and improving the flow and function of their yard. Design wishlist items included colorful, flowering plants, creating a patio area around the pool, improving backyard lighting, adding an outdoor fireplace, and reconfiguring their current outdoor kitchen. 

Featured plants: Panicle Hydrangea, Endless Summer Reblooming Hydrangea, Blue False Indigo, Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass

 

Ojai, CA

This backyard is shaping up to be the ultimate at-home entertainment spot. This client was looking for a California Modern aesthetic with native low-maintenance plants and a green and gray color palette. Wishlist items included reimagined fencing, an entertainment area with plenty of seating, a plunge pool and outdoor shower, lighting, and extra potted plants.

Featured plants: Grosso Lavender, Dwarf Olive, Matilija Poppy, White Oleander, Dwarf Coast Rosemary

 

Orient, NY

This jaw-dropping design was created for a Long Island Area new-build home. Adding fencing, a pool, a low, wood deck, an expansive, no-mow lawn, an outdoor kitchen, an entertaining area, and a firepit were top priorities for this client. 

Featured plants: Kinnikinnick, Crocus, Shamrock Inkberry, Big Sagebrush, Summersweet

 

Los Gatos, CA

Nestled in a historic neighborhood complete with beautiful front gardens and white picket fences, these Los Gatos homeowners turned to Yardzen to beautify their yard and add functional outdoor living space. Wishlist items included improving privacy in the backyard, creating a comfortable shaded eating area complete with an outdoor kitchen, adding an area for a round hot tub, and increasing overall curb appeal.

Featured plants: Dwarf English Boxwood, Dwarf Coast Rosemary, Sweet Bay, Roman Beauty Rosemary, Snow Queen Hydrangea

 

Candia, MA

Before & after exterior design

With Yardzen’s new Outdoor Transformation package, this New England client tapped our expert exterior and landscape design team to completely reimagine their Massachusetts home. They wanted to create a Cape Cod coastal look with a total overhaul of their home and barn, complete with replacing all of their landscaping, creating new pathways, and adding a firepit with a pergola.

Featured plants: Emerald and Gold Wintercreeper, Annabelle Hydrangea, Spreading Yew, Lilyturf, Meadow Sage

 

Gilroy, CA

This client worked with Yardzen’s professional design team to reimagine their unused outdoor space. With a limited backyard footprint, they knew they needed expert help to maximize usable space and create their dream backyard. Wishlist design items included a small pool and spa, a patio with a fire pit, a lawn with a kids play area, a pergola, and fruit trees and tropical looking plants.

Featured plants: Eureka Lemon, Mandarin Orange, Foxtail Fern, Dwarf White Canna Lilly, Bird of Paradise

 

Shoreline, WA

Before & after exterior design

For this Seattle-area home, the homeowners purchased Yardzen’s Curb Appeal package, which bundles our landscaping design services with an exterior design for the front of your home. Their vision: to reimagine this tract home into a modern farmhouse inspired by Magnolia.

Featured plants: Baby Gem Boxwood, White Bleeding Heart, California Meadow Sage, Annabelle Hydrangea

 

Scottsdale, AZ

This Arizona client was looking to transform their dusty, outdated yard into a relaxing oasis. Wishlist design items included reimagining the dated surface area around their pool, a play area for kids, including artificial turf, an outdoor kitchen, a gas fireplace, and increasing shade around the pool. They also wanted low-maintenance, low-water plants that were kid-friendly.

Featured plants: Autumn sage, Compact Shiny Xylosma, Bear Grass, Deer Grass, Cochise Love Grass

 

Angleton, TX

Looking to transform their outdoor space, this Texas client purchased the Full Yard package to transform their large property. Creating a relaxing space to entertain, with lush but easy to maintain plantings was top of mind. Wishlist items included an in-ground pool that felt organic to the space, a firepit area, a screened in pergola, an outdoor shower, beautiful pathways through the property, and a pond to help with drainage issues. 

Featured plants: Encore Azaleas, Baby Gem Boxwoods, Yaupon Holly, Mock Orange, While Lily of the Nile, Orange Daylily

 

Monroe, WA

Front yard before & after

Backyard before & after

Looking to create an English-cottage aesthetic, this Seattle-area client chose Yardzen’s Outdoor Transformation package to reimagine their entire exterior. The home was reimagined with white exterior and black accents. The new wood garage doors add an inviting warmth to the front façade. 

Featured plants: Dwarf English Boxwood, Baby Gem Boxwood, Fragrant Sweet Box, Grosso Lavender, Myrtle Spurge

 

Sonoma, CA

The Yardzen team was brought in to create this new build Sonoma, CA home’s landscape. This client was looking for clean lines and modern styling, as well as multiple custom luxury features including a large water feature visible from the front entry. Additional wishlist items included adding a large in-ground pool, creating entertaining space, increasing privacy, and defining the approach to the home.

Featured plants: Fruitless Olive Tree, Snow Hill Wood Sage, Cape Rush, Blue Fescue, Little Bluestem

 

Orlando, FL

Creating a beautiful, purposeful landscape was the design directive from this Southern Florida client. Wishlist items included creating a stunning and comfortable front porch and lush and green plantings. 

Featured plants: August Beauty Gardenia, Annabelle Hortensia, Fakahatchee Grass, Wheeler’s Dwarf Japanese Mock Orange

 

Dundee, OR

Set in Oregon’s wine country, this property overlooking a vineyard was a dream to design. Yardzen’s expert team was tasked with creating a functional, flowing space with a rustic wine country casual aesthetic. Wishlist items included designing multiple outdoor seating areas, expanding the deck, creating a circular driveway, and adding a pool and outdoor kitchen.

Featured plants: Mondo Grass, Munstead English Lavender, White Daylily, Evergold Sedge, Stonecrop

 

Woodland Hills, CA

This Southern California client was looking to create lush landscaping that was also heat-tolerant and drought0resistant. Other design wishlist items included adding a dining area, increasing shade, and adding a fire pit area for socializing.

Featured plants: Stonecrop, Platinum Beauty Lomandra, Waxleaf Privet, Rock Purslane

 

Houston, TX

Front yard before & after

Backyard before & after

This Texas client chose Yardzen’s Outdoor Transformation package to completely reimagine their mid-century modern rambler. Their wishlist included hardy, low-maintenance plants, an outdoor kitchen, and a spot for relaxing and entertaining with an outdoor TV. The space also needed to be kid and dog-friendly.

Featured plants:  Cast Iron Plant, Mondo Grass, Yaupon Holly, Dwarf Myrtle

 

Alamo, CA

A boutique hotel resort is the vibe this client wanted to bring to life in their Bay Area backyard. Wishlist items included replacing grass with turf, updating lighting, adding an outdoor kitchen, and adding a deck below an existing oak tree. 

Featured plants: Dwarf Coast Rosemary, Blue Fescue, Winterbourn Philodendron, Cast Iron Plant

 

Oak Park, IL

A beautiful, calming, low-maintenance natural space was the design directive from this Yardzen client. Other design wishlist items included a place to play with their dog, an eating and grilling space, a wood burning firepit, and a shaded place with a comfortable spot to read a book.

Featured plants: Russian Sage, New Jersey Tea, Golden Japanese Forest Grass, Little Bluestem

 

Oakland, CA

This Bay Area client was looking to create a natural, yet well-designed space reminiscent of a boutique resort, in their well-used sloped backyard. Wishlist items included a unique sunken outdoor conversation area, a gently winding path down the steep slope in the backyard, and an outdoor kitchen.

Featured plants: Italian Buckthorn, Munstead English Lavender, Hen-and-Chicks, Little Bunny Dwarf Fountain Grass, Fox Tail Agave

 

Bakersfield, CA

A classic white and green color palette with lush plantings transforms this large California property. This client’s design wishlist included improving the flow of the backyard, and adding raised garden beds and chicken coop, as well as designing around space planned for a future AUD.

Featured plants: Japanese Boxwood, All Summer Beauty Hydrangea, Smokey Coast Rosemary, Silver Waves Camellia, Waxleaf Privet

 

Tulsa, OK

Front yard before & after

Backyard before & after

This Oklahoma client chose our Outdoor Transformation package to reimagine the exterior of their 1929 English-Tudor-style home. A fresh coat of paint (Benjamin Moore White Dove), new windows, and fully reimagined landscaping completely transform the front facade of their home.

For the backyard, our experts reimagined the space with an outdoor kitchen with a seating area, a conversation area around a fire pit, and garden beds in the unused space behind the garage. We kept plenty of grass for the dog to play (and made sure plants were dog-friendly as well).

Featured plants: Sideoats Gramma Grass, Spreading Yew, Purple Prairie Clover, Carex Praegracilis (No-Mow Lawn)

 

When you work with Yardzen’s expert team, you get a professional design tailored to how you want to live outdoors. We work with all styles, all budgets, and are now accepting new clients in 32 states.

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