53 Outdoor Shrubs Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

All of the plants are native to the area. “I was trying to re-create what I have out my front door, where the park starts,” says Jon, who worked on the landscaping with Jones. “The garden is also super low-impact. I don’t water it at all, and  my kill rate is less than five percent.”
“We didn’t treat the steel,” explains Jon. “We said, you know what, we’re going to let it rust. And the concrete block wall—you just sort  of leave it and let it age.”
Patio with gas firepit
Swimming pool at rear yard
Roof extension with garden
When it's retractable glass wall are open, the all-season room becomes a breezeway from the courtyard to the view of the mountains beyond.
From the interior of the courtyard the blue Uintah Mountains can be seen sprawling along the horizon.
The house has two modules: a living space on the left and a utilities, laundry, and outdoor kitchen on the right.
While its exterior may look like weathering steel, the walls are actually fiber cement coated with oxidizing steel paint. This resource-saving measure means the protective rust is real but will not compromise the exterior.
Cantilevered deck from Lake Michigan shore beach side.
Private garden with deck
Entry way to a modern, contemporary Key West home.  Clean lines, planting was done with minimal species and in groupings.
North East corner - The Grill'n Chill zone from mishacks' modular design system.
West Elevation - Private Chill zone from mishacks' modular design system.
The yard doubles as the retention area for the monsoon rainstorms as well as a place for the homeowners to play
The combination of a low concrete wall and built-in bench creates an intimate seating area that acts as an extension to the kitchen and dining room. Another steel trellis above creates an armature for more plants that will fill in and provide shade. The terrace is topped with blue stone and wood screens give the plants a ladder on which to grow.
When renovating this 1930s Arts and Crafts style Sydney bungalow, TRIBE Studio Architects used vertically and horizontally stacked bricks in three different shades to create a unique, modern façade at the garden-facing rear of the property.
In their concrete-walled courtyard, Yuka and Aaron watch as twins Emerson and Jasper, daughters Maude and Mirene, and Alfie the dog play. The house is painted in Black Bean Soup by Benjamin Moore, a color in keeping with the period of the original architecture
The contemporary home has over 766 square feet of portal space offering exceptional indoor outdoor living in Santa Fe
coastal midcentury modern // entry + drought-tolerant landscaping
Main House Fire Pit
Street view, frontal, dusk
Street view, dusk
A spacious deck was created as part of the addition. A cantilevered concrete bench stretches out to the rear garden and complements the adjacent concrete wall.
Innovative path lighting
Each unit in this development is accessed by a pedestrian walkway through a private courtyard. The low, spaced concrete block wall provides a social component to the development
Uptown Row sits less than 1000 feet away from a light rail station in uptown Phoenix. This greyfield development adds 10, 3 story single-family attached homes, each with their own private courtyard and roof deck
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
Living room garden looking west
landscape, pool
The extended roof shades the interior of the home from April-October, keeping the home very energy efficient

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.

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