LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS USED IN THIS GARDEN
+ Redwood Deck
+Privacy Trellis and Plantings
+Water retention and proper drainage
+Pet Friendly Garden
Byron was referred to us by his sister, Terry Endo Smith of Coto de Caza, CA. He wanted a
Japanese garden, but with a modern feel. We had a couple of issues that needed to be
addressed. First behind the block wall is an elevated path, anyone on that path has a direct
view into his back area.... which should be the most private part of any garden. Another issue is
the rain flows toward the house. We address both of these issues and turned the problem in to
good looking solutions.
With the existing block wall... we could not replace or raise becuase it belongs to the city of
Cerritos. After meeting with city planners, we found we could build a separate sturcture on
Byron's side of the wall. We created a higher trellis that is attached to the new redwood deck.
The trellis has small openings so that the breezes can still flow into the back area. For the area
not covered by the new trellis, we are planting tall columnar plants for screen, and to create
some depth. We introduced our signature color to the the garden for background depth and
we adore black and green together!
With the water issues. Instead of loosing all that rain water, we excavated a small "pond" area
to collect the water. From the pond we created a channel to move excess water to the side of
the house, and ultimatly to the street. We used California native rocks and boulders to
emulate a riparian (dry stream bed) which is a natural feature in Southern California. This also
gave us an opportunity to build a "bridge" over the pond connecting the patio to the new
It was a great project and we love the gentle nature of Byron.
Modern Japanese Style
Landscape Design Connected with Nature
Byron Endo Garden
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