Torrey Pines Landscape Company

Torrey Pines Landscape Company
As featured in Ranch & Coast Magazine ( design by )

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

San Diego Landscape Designers

"The challenge":
A San Diego home on a corner lot with no private yard space.

The solution:
Torrey Pines Landscape Co. created a private yard where there wasn’t one. This private bi-level get-away is enclosed by a planter-wall. The top of the wall has a built in planter where, as you can see in the pic on the right, we just planted Horsetail (Equisetum hyemale). Horsetail is a rushlike survivor of the Carboniferous Age! That’s one old trick we pulled from our sleeve. It works great when contained as we did here in this design. Don’t use this plant in open-ground because it is extremely invasive. You or your gardener will have to spend alot of time digging out the unwanted new shoots. The mature plant grows to about 4ft. which created a natural screening wall extension for this home’s owners. (left pic)

This creative design won the Landscape Beatuification Award from the CLCA in 2008.
The next post will take you inside this private get-away for an upclose tour of what is hidden behind the walls."

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