This beautiful Darien, Connecticut home was in desperate need of a more colorful landscape and had enormous potential to become an ecologically productive habitat. The existing features were strong — a beautiful modern pool and a backyard meadow, yet the pool lacked cohesive landscaping and the meadow struggled with minimal biodiversity from mismanagement. The front entrance was dark and lacking color. Green Jay Landscaping was hired to produce a Landscape Design Master Plan, install and construct the design, and renovate the meadow. Read more about the project and see additional photos on our previous blog — Modern Meets Natural: Contemporary Landscape Design.
This is part of our countdown series of the Best Landscape Design & Build Projects of 2021. Catch up on the other projects in the round up:
Sustainable Front Entrance Landscape Renovation
Custom Natural Stone Masonry
Contemporary Pool Landscaping
Goals for the poolscape included making it a summer showstopper with colorful perennials, textured grasses, and long-blooming hydrangea. Once again, the new pool landscape needed to be cohesive with the existing green roof. Ornamental grasses are one of our favorite ways to landscape a pool because they look fabulous for months on end, provide unmatched texture and movement, and benefit birds and pollinators. The result is contemporary pool landscaping that compliments the modern architecture of the home and looks good all summer long.
Organic Meadow Renovation
The backyard meadow was existing, but had been mowed at the wrong time and therefore many species were inhibited from going to seed and reproducing. GJL disturbed and reseeded the meadow to add more biodiversity, color and multi-season interest. Read more about the organic meadow renovation on our previous blog: Native Wildflower Meadow Maintenance.
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