Fairy Yardmother Landscape Design

by Kathy Oberg, Landscape Designer, Los Angeles, CA.

Thank you for visiting my site. I enjoy bringing you pictures of gardens, plants, and ideas from sunny Southern California. I love sharing after-photos that show how my landscape plans, plant lists and layouts come to life.
As a designer, I use plants to create drama, provide color and form, and compliment the architectural style of your home.
I strive to provide a buffer from sun, street, and neighbors while still fostering connections.
Inspired plant choices and site layout can make any space a success.
I am a Certified Watershed Wise Professional, with techniques to improve soil health and keep more water on your property.
I can help you makeover your patio, paths, planting areas, or entire property. I will consult with you, choose a look you love, and compose a plan and plant list to update your landscape, re-using what you already have wherever we can.
Each project is different because it is about making your space really shine.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Before and After: Stone Patio/Path

Here are some pictures of a problem area. The yard slopes down to the entrance of this Guest House, and regular watering of the lawn caused this area to be wet or moist most of the time. It was a recipe for muddy shoes and potential foundation problems.
I think we came up with a very elegant solution by building a short stone wall and generous pathway, which makes the area more attractive and more useful, while encouraging water to run down toward the driveway.

Before: Water ran toward foundation

After: Dry, Usable Pathway

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