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I loved this project because it was an absolute clean slate. In addition, we had an amazing view of the vineyard in the background. We were all very happy with how it turned out. There wasn’t too much to welcome people to this backyard. After our installation, it’s a backyard that the homeowners are going to want to show off.
I love to create spaces that benefit wildlife, while still being beautiful for us to enjoy. This garden has a diversity of plants, layers, but also low maintenance. Beginning a maintenance company 8 years ago opened my eyes to the time to maintain, materials we waste, and chemicals we pour into our gardens. I like creating living spaces with fragrance, edible plants, and cover for both human & wildlife. This garden was designed to keep this balance.
Retaining walls though most of the time necessary for function can also become quite the focal accent. On this job we used Consumer's product AB Europa Collection in a staggered dimensional pattern. This is a beautiful, tumbled block that really softened the appearance of a large wall. We added even more interest with terraces as well as a staircase. Great plant selection and maintenance keep this place looking pristine.
Added Outdoor Living Space
Sloped yards are definitely more interesting than flat lawns but can pose problems with functionality. We added a small patio extended onto the deck to give room for additional seating. The view of Gull Lake was worth the extra effort.