Outdoor, Back Yard, Hardscapes, Shrubs, Trees, and Small Pools, Tubs, Shower Water recirculates from a bench-level channel into a shallow pool bordered by succulents. Montalvo’s longtime landscape contractor Santiago Vasquez worked with her on the hardscaping.  Photo 9 of 9 in A Laser-Cut Pergola Completes a Tranquil Garden in L.A. That’s Perfect For Entertaining