Landscape Architect & Specifier News

FEB 2016

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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42 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Total Makeover (Continued from page 40) in the back yard, leaving only a small section of turf. In the front yard, the drive approach was enhanced with random Cameron stone and colored sand-finished concrete. Urns and effective nighttime lighting direct guests to the front door. Six Medjool date palms lend a nice touch to the entrance of the home. Drip irrigation and smart timers help make watering as efficient as possible. "The owners and their family have made extensive use of the yard since its completion," Cohen said. "They often comment that it feels like they are on vacation when using their yard, and feel like the finished product accomplished their needs and goals for the house." Top A garden with rose bushes was added to the backyard especially for the owner's enjoyment. The border around the roses is planted with seslera caerulea, or blue moor grass. Decomposed granite has been spread in the pathways. Bottom, Left & Right Cameron flagstone and colored, sand-finished concrete paving materials were used for the new driveway in the front yard of the Yorba Linda home. Date palms with up lighting and entrance urns welcome visitors. Project Team Landscape designer: Elaine Iverson, Newport Beach, Calif. Contractor: Richard Cohen Landscape, Lake Forest, Calif. Construction manager: Carlos Zarraga, of Richard Cohen Landscape Granite fabrication: Superior Stone, Anaheim Wooden shade structure: United Builders of California Pool subcontractors: Luke Plumbing and Electric; Long Swimming Pool Steel and Excavation; C and J Gunite and Shotcrete; Koppes Pool Plaster Pool Equipment: Sta-Rite and Jandy Building Materials Stone: Sepulveda Building Materials, Laguna Hills, Calif. Rear yard pavers: Cameron Petite Euro Castle Raised bond beam, fireplace and barbecue veneer: Starlite Quartz Ledgestone Stone coping and wall caps: Cameron Petite Euro Castle Driveway paving: Cameron random flagstone and colored, sand- finished concrete pavers Barbecue: Lynx Gas Grills' 42" barbecue; Lynx storage drawer; Lynx 23" access door; Lynx 42" access doors; Lynx 42" vinyl cover (built in); Lynx vent hood

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