Mission Ridge Neighborhood
- Owner, a landscape designer, turned the property’s biggest liability—its steeply sloped backyard—into its biggest asset by terracing it.
- Everywhere you look, your eyes rest on something interesting: pond, outdoor fireplace, large container plants, statuary, deck, curving paths, and cement benches
- No grass front or back. Plants are native or adapted. Beds are mulched twice a year.
- Short walls of brick and stone outline each bed in front. A flagstone patio welcomes visitors to the front entry.
- Short walls of stone surround large beds of evergreen shrubs and colorful perennials that dominate the turfgrass yard in front.
- Owner replaced grass in back with a flagstone patio, an enlarged perennial bed, and a colorful water garden with a fountain to create a calming environment.
- Front and backyards are watered by drip irrigation.
- Xylosma shrubs create a backyard wall. Teak furniture from Bali makes the patio unique.