Landscapes

Landscapes: Aging Gracefully

We recently revisited one of landscape and out door BBQ installations we installed, when the property went on the market. Were able to observe how the plants, structures and design have grown and matured; maintaining their integrity over the years. Not only providing years of enjoyment from the past home owners and increasing the home value but will continue to do the same for the future home owners. 

Pool Build: Part 2

Photo journal of pool build. 

Planing and review on site  meeting. 

Finishing hardscape features and landscape design/restoration.  

A Years’ Review

In 2015 Arroyo Seco Construction had the pleasure of working with amazing clients and on exciting projects that kept us immersed in the work we are passionate about.

Construction, Renovations, Remodels, Landscaping, Hardscaping, Metal Work and Masonry rounded out a year of rewarding projects. 

Renovations/Remodel

Store front and interior renovation with construction of new balcony and wheelchair access ramp. Home remodel with full interior and exterior gutting and refurbishing.  

Hardscape/landscape

New Pools, Fountains and fitness areas were developed along with brand new landscapes and garden features. Landscapes were designed recognition of our climate conditions reaching our low water goals, while achieving the sensation of lush and texturally interesting plantings. 

Metal Work / Masonry

Our master masons and metal workers produced magnificent works of art, fulfilling both their needed form and function while creating exquisite focal pieces. 

We at Arroyo Seco Construction wish everyone an exceptional holiday and fantastic new year!

Cement: Color, Texturization and Pattern Making Through Stains

We recently had the opportunity to re-make a patio and entertaining area featuring steps and fire pit. This patio connected the main house to the pool house both of which had different color and texture process done to the walkways. In order to best match these two areas’ walkways we applied a pattern to the newly poured patio and implemented a staining technique to seamlessly bring the areas together.


Staining concrete can be a more economical way to achieve the look and design of your, patio, walkways, floors and driveways. Stains can be applied with stencils for complex designs or mimic tile patterns. Depending on the type of stain, you can achieve a solid color or a mixture of subtle more organic hues. Because the Stains penetrate into the concrete and sealers are placed on top they are long lasting, durable and won’t fade overtime.

Pergolas: Architectural elements that define space without restricting

In the garden landscape the pergola fills several roles beyond creation of shade. They often can provide an articulated sense of order between two spaces; used as a means to lead from one area to another, to define the beginning, end or to highlight a particular garden feature. 

In designing Pergolas the form and materials will work with the existing architectural features to create harmony within the landscape. The dominate and pleasing horizontal and perpendicular lines of the structure work with the overall style and aesthetic within the garden to enhance the space.  

Arroyo Seco Construction’s design team, through the design build process can generate multiple visual variations to ensure our highest design principles are maintained while providing clients flexibility throughout the process.