Archive for the ‘Materials’ Category

The Grand Entrance

By Melanie | Published: October 19th, 2015

Every home deserves a grand entrance that makes them stand in the neighborhood. In our design, the entry is help bring vibrancy to the house. With the original entrance shaded by tall trees, we eliminated the extreme vertical element to help maximize lighting to the front and opens up the view to the house.  A change of paving also allowed for a brighter view of the house. This design focused on allowing the space to complement the façade of the house.

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Comfort of your own Home

By Melanie | Published: October 19th, 2015

The atmosphere of an area is determined from its surrounding and appearance. We designed this space to amplify the sense of relaxation; a sanctum. Our design creates more opportunities for gatherings and social events. The openness of this space allows of it to adapt to any events hosted by the owner. Even if owner of this home do not wish to host events, it allows them to relax in the comfort of their own home.



The bring out the vibrancy of this space, we carefully fine-tune the details; such as the tiles for the pool, the backdrop of the water wall, or even the smallest detail of the bottom of risers on stairs being carved out.

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Water Wise Landscapes

By Melanie | Published: January 14th, 2015

This residence is a perfect example of a xeriscape landscape. Pebbles and mulch paired with drought tolerant succulents reduce the amount of water use on site and provide a low maintenance alternative to residential landscaping. We used an existing cactus as a focal point in the middle of a large gravel bed, anchored by large boulders.


Looking at the landscape and the curvilinear lines that separate planting areas from pebbled areas.


Potted plant material accentuate the architectural style of the residence and become a focal point in the front yard and remain visible from the interior of the house.


Landscape pebbles and natural stone pavers are used to replace lawn and concrete and provide a permeable alternative for the landscape.

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Dasylirion planted amongst boulders, pebbles, and sedum groundcover.


The Art of 2D

By Melanie | Published: January 9th, 2015

Landscapes emerge through a creative process that relies on the use of 2D renderings to convey the details of every design. 2-dimensional drawings offer visual connection between existing elements and transformed elements within the landscape.

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In section and elevation drawings, changes in elevation are easily diagrammed and demonstrate site lines and spatial qualities. Massed plantings reveal the landscape as a collection of texture, color, and form along the ground plane.

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Plan drawings reveal the form and unity of a landscape as it connects different spaces through force lines. Similarly, plans reveal the ground plane as an arrangement of negative and positive spaces, and composition of color.

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New year, New things to celebrate!

By Melanie | Published: January 5th, 2015

On behalf of BlueGreen Landscape Design, We would like to wish you all a Happy New Year 2015!

With the New Year, brings new and exciting things! Below is an article from an international French magazine featuring our design for the Corten steel succulent wall used as an added element in the landscape.

It is described as an artistic focal point combining the use of Corten steel and drought tolerant plant material for a low-maintenance design element that brings dramatic color and interest to the landscape.








Hillside Villa

By Melanie | Published: October 24th, 2014

Creating the possible out of the impossible!

These plan and section renderings which we create for every project show the extensive planning and detail we put into maximizing the potential of every property.

The very steep slopes of this property which were considered unusuable are now beautiful gathering spaces through careful plant selection and terracing.

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Fire / Water Feature bringing the design elements to the street front


Child’s Play

By Melanie | Published: October 10th, 2014

A customized back yard to expand a child’s imagination and promote fun and adventure for the amazing children of this fun loving family!

We created 3D renderings of two different designs that took into consideration the clients needs and promoted fun, adventure, and whimsy!

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Bringing whimsy through color, lights, and sculptural elements…

The different zones promote areas for group gathering, playing, and areas to relax and get lost in one’s own imagination.



The Gem of the Block

By Melanie | Published: October 1st, 2014

From the initial sketch to the planted masterpiece – this plentiful and copius yet water conscience garden makes a bold statement in the neighborhood.



Actualize the Design with 3D Renderings

By Melanie | Published: September 26th, 2014

For clients who need help visualizing the design, we create customized 3D renderings that allow the client to envision the finished landscape.



The Sculptural Garden

By Melanie | Published: July 1st, 2014

A modern succulent garden


Each plant is treated as sculptural element in the landscape. (more…)