In the front yard, we updated the walkway with a more modern paver which enhances the exterior home renovation. The shape of the planting beds in the front yard were designed to incorporate two mature trees on opposite sides. This design creates a balanced ratio of lawn to bed area. The custom fence for the secret garden was built to look like an extension of the stucco design. A flush mounted gate latch allows entry into the ‘zen-like’ secret garden which provides a personal contemplation vignette. In the backyard, the proportion of planting bed to patio area is also balanced while incorporating an existing mature tree. The circular shape of the lawn and patio envelope the visitor and lush plantings along the fence both showcase the custom fence and plants. Throughout both front and backyards, a seasonal display of flowering in the spring, summer and fall is followed by winter interests of evergreens, dogwoods and shrub structure.