Our goal is to design a retreat that reflects your personality, your life and your home
Relaxing pond, yellow hued blooms, flagstone and pavers all come together
J's house I. Seat wall and water feature in narrow backyard
J's house II. Covered flagstone patio. Cover is constructed from double wall polycarbonate (green house glass) to let light in but keep harmful sun rays out
Tour through Carolyn's urban yard
Gregg House 1. Wind through the natural paths
Gregg House 2. Stucco wall with water fountain. The wall starts at six feet high and tapers down to two feet. Adds some privacy.
Gregg House III. Seat wall, flagstone patio
Gregg house IV. Shade garden with seat wall, cedar fence and gate. Hydrangea, Chamaecyparis, Astilbe, Thalictrum
Gregg House V. Just around the corner is a very small Sunny area
Hillside House I. Patio structure
Hillside House II. Retaining wall steps, large boulders
Backyard Arbor separates the ornamental garden from the vegetable garden
River House Before
River House Phase I After. Flagstone, seatwall, masonry retaining wall
River House Phase II Before
River House Phase II After
Country House Before
Country House After I. Flagstone path to front entry
Country House After II. Keeping the old wood stump gives the bed some character.
Country House After III. Drought tolerant blooms all summer long. (A touch of Oehme and Van Sweden)
Country House IV. Fire pit tucked into the landscape. Boulders for sitting and flagstone patio.
Shade Arbor is the in between visual step from tall house to flagstone patio.
Paver Patio with Fire Pit
Sloping yard before
Sloping yard after
My client wanted her yard to remind her of the mediterranean. She already had a few palms and Italian Cypress. Most of the grass is removed and a more formal look is created with paths lined with lavander.
Sloping yard second angel
Adding retaining walls created some drama and interest. There's a seat wall at the top of the stairs and a path to travel from end of the yard to the other.
Retaining Walls create paradise
Adding retaining walls made the space look bigger. The floor textures create movement, with the use of lawn, pavers, river rock and crushed gravel in lesser travelled paths