Garden Architecture/Robert TrachtenbergModern Garden, San Francisco
This garden was created over a time period of 15 years.
We have designed 5 distinct gardens bound by a common palette of materials in order to complement the architecture of this California Contemporary home, in Oakland California.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Give your trees room to breatheMany trees are planted in lawns and areas of meadow, but can get congested by grass around the base, which prevents essential moisture, nutrients and even light getting through. Ensure you clear away the grass and create either a circle or square around 90cm across that can be kept clear. It will be much easier to mow. Also top up with a good mulch, leaf mould or bark to help retain moisture: a good mulch will support the growth of mycorrhizal nutrients, improving soil condition. Once trees are established, you can underplant if you like – this will be less damaging than having grass growing around the base. Cyclamen is a good choice, as the bulbs won’t compete for moisture and light in the way other perennials or grass will. The flowers look pretty, too.