Andronico's Market Solano Ave
For this iconic Bay Area store, we created a design to update the green spaces in the parking lot, to improve curb appeal, to decrease water usage and maintenance needs, and to create a more inviting space for customers.
The new owners of this beautiful Berkeley home wanted to start from scratch to create their ideal outdoor living space. We partnered with the project architect to realize the vision of a lush greenscape in an urban center. We kept hardscapes to a minimum, utilized unique geometries to contribute to the modern feel, and included a drought-tolerant lawn for a play area.
One of many great lawn replacement options! In partnership with the projects’ Landscape Architect, we pulled out the old lawn, rehabilitated the broken irrigation system and converted it to drip, and built this low-maintenance landscape which epitomizes Xeriscaping.
Before: Completely overgrown backyard with existing features totally hidden; old concrete path with weeds sprouting through. After: Immaculate open space; rehabilitated patio and raised beds; new flagstone/decorative pebble walkway; curved path connecting walk to patio with reclaimed brick edging; new, raised planting area with groundcover and boulder edging.
Before: Old-fashioned white picket fence; basic concrete stepping stones over dying lawn. After: Modern horizontal privacy fence with gate; new, graphic 2-toned brick and granite block paving designed to create a cohesive flow between the new walkways and patio; lawn removed to make space for owners’ personal plantings.