This backyard was overgrown with vegetation when the homeowner purchased the property. We were called in to discuss various landscape designs, and design options for the paver patio area. Upon inspecting the site, there were a few obstacles we needed to overcome. Grading, sun exposure, and deer resistant plantings were a few of them.
We first addressed the grading issues. We designed a wall that was both functional and aesthetically pleasing. It served as a retaining wall which was planted, but was also designed with entertaining in mind in that it could be used as a sitting wall. We incorporated a natural stone step tread to make the difference in grade between the driveway and the patio areas.
We used Cambridge paving products for bothe the patio and walk as well as the wall and pillars. This achieved a cohesive look to the paving project. The pillars that were designed and installed act as a "gateway" to the rear portion of the back yard (which is addressed in another phase of the project).
Plant material was selected to be deer resitant and thrive in the extreme sun and extreme shade that the site provided within the project area. We designed and installed various plants that would provide a beautiful sense of smell, color rotation for interest throughout the year, and a perfect blend of evergreen and deciduous for winter interest. We also included deciduous plant materials which provide interest during the winter such as red bark color and interesting branching habit.