Terra Outdoor Living emerged from a love and passion for the outdoors. We care deeply about our personal, curated outdoor spaces as well as the great outdoors that we all share. So when Sunset approached us about collaborating with several other major outdoor brands to create the ultimate sustainable backyard, we were all in.

In partnership with Yardzen, TimberTech & MG Construction & Decks, Terra Outdoor contributed on an extensive outdoor upgrade of a Los Angeles area family home. The end result was a timeless design with a sustainable foundation.

A portion of the article on Sunset.com is included below.

Read the full story at: https://www.sunset.com/home-garden/landscaping/sustainable-backyard-design

The 4 Essential Steps to Designing the Ultimate Sustainable Backyard

sustainable outdoor dining furniture
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While some popular outdoor design choices are deceptively harmful to our planet, we are now welcoming even more eco-minded options that not only address our personal needs but also take care of the natural world, too. The team behind Yardzen, the leading online landscape design and build platform, is tapping into this mindset by offering timeless design that is also kinder to the environment. For this extensive outdoor upgrade of a family home in Los Angeles, they assembled a dream team of brands to bring a high level of quality and design sensibility to the project, along with plants and products that will stand the test of time—not to mention the elements.

backyard lounging on sustainably built deck
backyard lounging on sustainably built deck

High Style, Low Impact

From TimberTech’s premium decking that looks just like real wood but is made with up to 85% recycled materials, to the vibrant water-wise plantings of the Sunset Plant Collection, to Terra’s chic yet mindfully-manufactured furniture, inspiration abounds in every corner of this serene urban oasis. Whether you’re looking to make a few updates to your existing outdoor space or are embarking on a full overhaul, this backyard retreat is proof that you don’t have to sacrifice style when it comes to making sustainable selections.

sustainable backyard plantings
sustainable backyard plantings
Terra Outdoor furniture adds sophistication while being responsibly sourced and produced. Located just off the kitchen, the Larkspur dining table and benches and Mendocino dining chairs, made from sustainably harvested Grade-A solid teak, deliver a rustic warmth and casual elegance evoking the quintessential Western lifestyle while framing an outdoor space perfect for al fresco entertaining.

Nestled in the garden, the Woodside Adirondack chairs offer reclined refinement with a modern spin on the classic and feature a comfortable wide-plank, squared-off back design crafted of Envirowood, a durable resin made with post-consumer recycled plastic. They’re also a feel-good purchase: A tree will be planted as part of the U.S. Forest Service Plant-A-Tree Program with every order

Shop the Sunset Sustainable Backyard Look

Want to re-create the look of this sustainable Los Angeles-area backyard in your own outdoor oasis? Then browse the collections listed below, or visit https://terraoutdoor.com/collections/the-sunset-sustainable-backyard to find a curated list of the products featured in Sunset.