51 Outdoor Hardscapes Gardens Grass Design Photos And Ideas

The courtyard has a serene sitting area and frames views into the house and straight through to the other side.
The current layout takes full advantage of the site, placing heavy emphasis on maximizing natural light and indoor/outdoor living.
The newly landscaped yard is virtually maintenance free and features modern concrete hardscapes, as well as wood decking—perfect for alfresco entertaining.
To satisfy the 11-foot setback requirement, the architects have added a wraparound terrace and garden that helps handle stormwater runoff.
view to new addition from rear lawn
Green Roof and Ocean View
View from courtyard toward the house
View from courtyard toward the house
East Elevation
East Elevation Entry Detail
West Elevation @ Dusk
View from Southwest @ Dusk
Custom Bioretention Planter (Landscape Architecture by CampionHruby)
The wraparound backyard is lush and private with a large sun-filled patio.
The split program separates the main living spaces from the master and guest suites, allowing the outdoors to flow more easily into the home.
New addition and patio from outdoor garden: the concrete terrace extends into the garden, and receives daylight over the house from the southern sun.
New addition from outdoor garden
from the pool looking west into sunset
Low irrigation plants and minimalistic hardscapes form the serene outdoor space.
The master bedroom's sliding glass doors open up to an outdoor terrace, garden, and the pool.
Garden and greenhouse
A look at the rear patio gardens.
Near the house, Cooper clustered lush, big-leafed plants philodendron, purple heart, and flowering canna. Farther out, vegetable gardens sprout in raised beds, and thyme and mint thrive beneath citrus trees. Native California silver wild rye and matilija poppies bind the slope, bordering the low “snake wall” that winds around the yard, narrowly ducking beneath a big ficus tree with just enough clearance for a sprinting kid. Wide stadium steps connect the garden levels, turning the steep hillside into amphitheater seating.
Fashion designer Josie and her husband Ken Natori are big fans of traditional Japanese architecture, so when Brooklyn-based practice Tsao & McKown Architects designed their home in Pound Ridge, New York, they used a heavy, exposed-timber structure, and included Japanese-style gardens and landscaping.
Like the interior, the exterior massing is a composition of overlapping rectilinear volumes and planes, albeit at a larger scale.
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The magnificent grounds provide ideal views of LA beyond.
Behind her is the greenhouse, where Lynn starts vegetables like lettuce, Swiss chard, and tomatoes. Landscape architect David Hocker defined the sunken fire pit area with Cor-Ten steel.
The entry consists of a wide foyer which opens dramatically into a large living area. The space is flooded with natural light thanks to a wall of glass sliding doors which open onto a patio that leads to an outdoor pool with a distinctly vintage vibe.
Once unkempt terrain (1), the lot was replanted by Elysian Landscapes. Board-formed concrete walls now hold a lush collection of Bloodgood Japanese maple trees, Canyon Prince wild rye grasses, and Blue Fox Tail agaves. A Spun stool by Heatherwick Studio for Magis joins an outdoor furniture set by Plain Air.
The designers used wood sparingly for maximum effect, like the cedar siding on the front and back exteriors. The main facade offers  a glimpse through the house to the backyard, which was made larger by placing the garage closer to the street. “We hosted a concert and had people sitting inside and in front of the pool,” says Jaclyn. “The house completely lends itself to entertaining small and large groups alike.”
A rough board-formed concrete wall hems in the courtyard garden creating an organic looking transition to the wild scrub oak beyond.
North East corner - The Grill'n Chill zone from mishacks' modular design system.
Inspired by the sleek yachts of the French Riviera, the Vista outdoor lounge collection features strong horizontal lines formed into flowing, curved shapes, creating a visually light, yet welcoming form.
Front outdoor area
Each surface was treated as an opportunity for expression by the architect, Tobin Green.
Courtyard leading to the front door
An asymmetrical mailbox incorporates mid-century geometry and new building materials into the front approach.
Garden courtyards adjacent to guest rooms
A quiet, sheltered outdoor dining area

Whether it's a backyard patio, an infinity pool, or a rooftop terrace, these modern outdoor spaces add to the richness of daily life. Escape into nature, or get lost in city views. Wherever you are, let these outdoor photos take you somewhere new with inspirational ideas for yards, gardens, outdoor tubs and showers, patios, porches, and decks.