Mediterranean garden style is inspired by the sun-drenched shores of Europe.  Because Southern California shares a Mediterranean climate, the landscaping style is a perfect concept for our region and may be adapted to a formal or informal landscape.  The landscape design focuses on plants that enhance the architecture and beauty of the home.

This spacious Mediterranean Garden estate home has plenty of land to accommodate different garden styles which the owners enjoy, including Rose Garden, Shade Garden, Tropical Garden, and a Courtyard Garden using many containers.

Large, custom homes with plenty of land have room for beautiful gardens.  Unfortunately, in new developments the contractors often use limited imagination for the landscaping and the homes lose their unique appeal with cookie cutter lawns and one obligatory tree.  Your unique home deserves to stand out from the neighbors and to demonstrate your own individuality with landscaping that reflects your interests and good taste. 

The plants used in this home are from specialty nurseries and are hand selected for the home owners to reflect their interests and taste. The plants around the spa and swimming pool are carefully selected for the minimal shedding and will survive occasional splashing from the chlorinated pool water.

One of the key design features of Mediterranean garden is selecting plants that provide the proper look, but which are completely compatible with the San Diego climate and grouping them to create the look without using them everywhere.  This is called zonal gardening, so you can water some plants which are close together heavily and use less water on the rest of your landscape.

This back yard is like a tropical oasis, a cool blue swimming pool surrounded with palms. The large-leaved foliage and year-round color provide make it feel like an island resort retreat in your own backyard.  An outdoor kitchen island allows them to keep the heat out of the kitchen and entertain family and guests outdoors.

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