more about: garden design

5 steps to a high-impact entry garden

The entry garden sets the stage for your modern home. In traditional home designs, a relatively solid exterior wall defined the house’s edge. The modern approach was to make the home’s exterior walls largely of glass and create a garden wall that defined the “edge” of the house, making the garden as much a part of the home as any […]

4 ways to keep your soil well-hydrated during the drought

After two very dry winters and recent mandates to conserve water, many of the Bay Area gardens I’ve been in this summer are very parched.

Kicking off plans for Sunset’s new Test Garden in Sonoma

You may have heard the news: Sunset is moving at the end of the year. While the main office will be in Oakland’s Jack London Square, we’re thrilled to have a home in the countryside, nestled in the south end of Sonoma Valley

Before and After: Losing the Lawn with Magical Results

Before the remodel Before this classic Santa Monica bungalow was updated, its garden had the same vintage vibe, with a lawn and other thirsty plants, all irrigated by sprinklers. Keeping the yard green used an estimated 226,208.91 gallons of water per year!