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Contemporary Design

Reimagine Your Landscape: Contemporary Design

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The Contemporary Landscape

The waterwise contemporary gardens have a minimalist style, using structural plants to set the tone. Smooth stone, sleek pottery, and furniture with clean lines add the final touches. Complete your design with a geometric fountain.

Our plant lists are a small sampling of varieties to create a Contemporary Landscape. Check with your nearest Green Acres Nursery & Supply to browse the full selection.
Contemporary landscape plant diagram
Irrigation Methods
  • Use drip irrigation where possible.
  • Place trees on a separate valve with soakers or bubblers to allow for deep, infrequent watering.
  • Hydrozone: group plants together that have the same water needs.
  • Install MP Rotator nozzles to improve efficiency when watering lawns.
  • Use a timer with a weather sensor to water only when needed.
  • Mulch with a 3” layer to reduce evaporation up to 70% and to control weeds.
Plant List 1
TREES
  • Chinese Pistache 'Keith Davey'
  • Japanese Maple 'Bloodgood'
SHRUBS
  • Acacia 'Cousin Itt'
  • Cordyline baueri
PERENNIALS
  • Red Yucca 'Brake Lights'
  • Cape Rush
  • Fescue 'Elijah Blue'
GROUNDCOVER
  • Black Bark
Plant List 2
TREES
  • Smoke Tree
  • Gingko 'Autumn Gold'
SHRUBS
  • Black Stem Pittosporum 'Elfin'
  • Barberry 'Concorde'
  • Mahonia 'Soft Caress'
PERENNIALS
  • Flax 'Guardsman'
  • Flax 'Rainbow Warrior'
  • Cape Rush
  • Fescue
  • California Gray Rush
GROUNDCOVER
  • Black Bark
  • Silver Carpet
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