4 Fort Worth Lawns That Raise the Style Bar

From modern geometric landscaping featuring clean lines and sculpted detailing to wild overgrown areas that rebel against traditional manicured lawns, these yards are successful in putting components together in a creative, stylish way that complements the style of each home.

3818 Monticello Drive
When the time came for the Merrill family to choose a lawn design that would complement their Italian Mediterranean-style home, they entrusted Blooms Landcare with the task. Topiaries, formal garden features and tiering are reminiscent of something you might see when visiting a Tuscan villa. Large cypress trees flanking the front door make a bold statement, as does the layering effect with well-manicured bushes. Backyard barbecues by the pool are a common occurrence at the Merrill home. “When the weather cools off, we enjoy the evenings sitting together by the fire in the backyard,” Rick Merrill says.

3708 Riverhills View Drive
Lon and Laurie Werner’s lawn reflects the home’s clean design. Blooms Landcare filled the yard with plants native to the area where possible, and placement was intentional so that the Werner family could view the landscaping from the home’s large floor-to-ceiling windows. The style of the home is Texas vernacular with stucco and light-colored stone with a standing ribbed metal roof. Situated on a bluff facing downtown Fort Worth, the home’s clean lines and almost contemporary design are highlighted with the beautiful landscape design. Lon and Laurie say their favorite place in their yard is a courtyard outside of their dining room. “In essence it is a tranquil green spot, a sanctuary, perfect for reading or just to enjoy a quiet moment. The only real sound we hear is flowing water emanating from a center water sculpture,” Lon says. There is a smaller second courtyard off the master bath with another water sculpture that is visually restful, surrounded by dwarf bamboo and seasonal flower plantings.

8908 Estribo Circle
Kortney and Dina Paul inhabit their Spanish Mission-inspired home with daughter Sadie, son Cooper and their pups, Blue and Homer. Ideal Partners designed their lawn featuring magnificent Magnolia and Cypress trees and blooming bushes. The Paul family spends a lot of time enjoying their yard, cooking out, playing sports (an important part of their lives), spending time with their black Lab and Great Pyrenees, entertaining guests and relaxing with friends and family.

3701 Encanto Drive
Jean Siska and Allen Castell, M.D., chose a modern take on the traditional ranch-style home. Actualized by Schwarz Hanson Architects, Siska and Castell knew that their lawn needed to match the style of their house. “We’ve kept it simple, symmetrical and geometric,” Siska says. She loves how the lines of the house are complemented by the landscaping and that their beautiful live oaks are star components. Designed and maintained by Greenscape and Integrity Tree, the family mostly utilizes the lawn to relax and recharge. Siska says, “Our beloved rescue dachshunds, Fiona and Graham, love the feel of grass on their paws and keeping the squirrel population in line.”