Pea Gravel & Decomposed Granite Patio
This video showcases a Mediterranean landscape design that used pea gravel and decomposed granite for the patio.
A video transcript featuring Ive Haugeland, Shades of Green Landscape Architecture
This garden is laid out in a very traditional way, with this very rectangular layout. It has the walled stone garden around the olive trees, and then it has the fruit orchards around it.
Materials used The materials we used here in the middle are decomposed granite, gold fines, and out here on the walkways, it's pea gravel. The seat walls are about 18 by 18 inches tall and wide. They are very comfortable for seating, but they are also tall enough that they give you that enclosed feeling. The walls here are made of Napa stone brown, which is a fieldstone from Napa Valley. This garden is one year old now.
Tree choices These olive trees came from an orchard up in Northern California, and they were shipped in like this. These are 40-year-old trees, and olive trees are great because you can move them at any age. They are uplighted, so at night you have a nice glow. The fruit trees around are an assortment of fruits that the owners would like to have.