Secluded Sanctuary

The landscaping around our client’s home had become overgrown and didn’t match the elegance of the architecture. Our client wanted a cohesive master plan that tied in the planting beds areas around the foundation of the house, new garage and pavilion, and the stand of mature trees in the front yard. To solve the safety issue of the small driveway planter, a design of tall, hardy ornamental grasses with decorative boulders to buffet car tires was suggested. Slow growing plants were laid out in a clean and simple fashion around the front foundation while still in the woodland style the client had hoped for. Around the side of the house, a natural flagstone path was designed for a casual walkway to the pool. A variety of blooming, evergreen and perennial plants adorned the home for seasonal color and interest. Landscape lighting was added to up light the home and light the pathways. An irrigation system was installed to help water the new plantings and lawn. Finally, the yard was graded with topsoil and new, lush green carpet of sod installed.

CLIENT WISH LIST

  • Low growing plantings that would not hide the front of the residence
  • A welcoming front entry
  • plants, trees and shrubs that are easy to maintain
  • lighting to improve visibility and create ambiance
  • a design that flows from the front yard to the back yard
  • tasteful landscape lighting for safety and security in the dark setting
  • a decorative solution for the circular space in the middle of the drive

DESIGN FEATURES

  • new foundation landscaping around the perimeter of the home featuring shrubs, and perennials
  • a low maintenance boulder and stone garden bed in the circular drive
  • a mixture of decorative gravel and mulch for beauty and reduced maintenance
  • low maintenance edging and plants around the stand of mature trees in the front yard
  • custom outdoor lighting
  • irrigation

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