Concrete stairs factor into the landscaping surrounding a modern house in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by: Dean Kaufman Photo by Dean Kaufman. This originally appeared in A Geometric Desert Home in Phoenix.
Gravel and Stone Two popular surfaces for modern gardens are gravel (either rounded pea gravel or crushed stone) and decomposed granite (often called simply “DG”). Both prevent runoff, which allows the soil to absorb water and hold on to the moisture.
Looking to install a fire pit this summer? From coast to coast, 10 inspired spots to toast marshmallows and warm your toes, on GD today. (Here: Carmel Valley concrete and steel fire pit by 📷 Joe Fletcher via