Take a video tour of our first install of 2019! After a grand back deck addition, this client needed a landscape that could match her home’s party-hosting potential. After an ititial inventory of the necessary site development — large tree pruning, dry wells burried too deep — we created a digital master plan for the back yard. The front yard was designed by Jay over ten years ago, and has been organic ever since! Join us on a tour through both!
Our design created a series of intimate seating areas for various social activites. Right off the house is the Health & Healing Herb Garden, surrounding a circular patio with flowering vines, fragrant herbs, perennials and ground cover. New Garden Path Stone connects the front yard to the backyard, and the house/deck to the new garden rooms.
The Cornucopia of Hope is the most social of the gardens, offering a focal point of 3 basalt bubblers. The wooden screens will be planted with climbing honeysuckle vines, creating a backdrop to enhance the charming sound of bubbling water on river rock. The next phase of this garden will be resurfacing the gravel with Garden Path Stone and installing a fire pit and stone benches!
On the far side of the backyard, the client’s lovely giant watering can sculpture was installed on a stone base with gravel surround. Gravel within the sculpture prevents it from being blown over in storm events. All in all this charming and unexpected addition balaces out the Cornucopia of Hope garden, and creates another intimate area for reflection and contemplation.
The next phase of the project, once construction is completely finished, is to plant a Switchgrass and Amsonia hedge along the deck. Theses beautiful native grasses and perennials will provide beautiful movement and color while dually screening the area beneath the deck.
To get started on your own ecological landscape design project, give us a call! 914-560-6570!