Mid-Century Modern Landscape Design

Mid-Century Modern Landscape Design Garden Makeover – Menlo Park, CA – L. A. Peluso Designs

The homeowner of this mid-century modern home in Menlo Park, California, remodeled and renovated its interior and exterior to show off its best features, clean angular lines. The front yard garden required updating to emphasize the home’s lines and features rather than obscure them. Mid-century Modern Landscape Design does not have to focus on heavily textured plant palettes, as is often the case, as seen here. Landscape installation by Lifescape Custom Landscaping, Inc.

The client of this lovely home is an avid California native plant enthusiast, so California native plants are the primary focus in this design. California natives featured include Muhlenbergia rigens (commonly known as Deer Grass), Iris douglasiana (commonly known as Douglas Iris), Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Carmel Sur’ (commonly known as Carmel Sur Manzanita), and Heuchera maxima (commonly known as Island Alum Root). The low-water landscape design by Leslie Peluso, owner/designer at L. A. Peluso Designs, adds a secondary path of natural full range bluestone for flow throughout the garden. Below are photos of the front yard shortly after installation. For before and after photos of the home’s rear yard renovation, see this post on L. A. Peluso Designs Blog located here.

California native plants Compact Oregon Grape (in the foreground), and Douglas Iris (the taller plants on the left in the image), are featured prominently in the front yard of this mid-century modern home landscape design in Menlo Park, California. – L. A. Peluso Designs
Newly installed garden design renovation features low-water use Mahonia aquifolium 'Compacta' (also known as Compact Oregon Grape) in the foreground of a mid-century modern home landscape design in Menlo Park, California
Dappled shade courtesy of mature California native oak! – L. A. Peluso Designs
Mid-Century Modern Landscape Design Garden Makeover - Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Carmel Sur' Manzanita Muhlenbergia rigens Deer Grass Iris douglasiana
Mid-Century Modern Garden Design Makeover – Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Carmel Sur’ (foregound), Muhlenbergia rigens (middle next to path), and Iris douglasiana (upper right) – L. A. Peluso Designs

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