The owners asked us to create an interesting garden, something that was different for everything else in their neighborhood.
Our team worked through various concepts to come up with a design that worked. It was important to avoid changing the soil level immediately around the trees, which can cause the trees to suffer. Our final design was based on a long berm that snaked its way across a part of the yard, in the area visible from the main living spaces in the house. Large boulders were set into the slope, both helping to retain the soil and to create a landscape that resembled their cottage property.
An old concrete staircase that led from the driveway to the new back garden was crumbling and uninviting. Our masonry crews chipped away the loose concrete and poured a new stairway in place. The concrete was then covered in natural stone, creating a suitable secondary entrance to the backyard garden and deck area.
In the season following the construction of the backyard garden, our crews overhauled the front gardens, using the varieties of shrubs and perennials found in the back garden. The selection of similar plant material gives the property a unified look.