The goal for this modern landscape was to create clean patio spaces while going completely lawn-free. Pathways and plant beds were carefully planned around a handful of existing fruit trees that the owners didn’t want to part with. River rock accent bands reinforce the clean edges of the path and basalt boulders dot the plant beds. All of the lines were designed to be at 45-degree angles to the house and fence line, creating bold and geometric plant beds. The water-wise grasses and perennials add a softening effect, bringing balance to the cool, crisp angles with warmth and color.