Here is what can be done with a typical backyard, where the grass struggles to survive. There was the sloped section that was covered with pinestraw. The existing plants were the
dogwood and the large masses of azaleas. We worked around those items to transform the yard. The homeowner wanted a patio space, and by pushing it out into the yard, it also becomes something that is beautiful to look at when inside the home.
We removed all the grass, and after adding several tons of different rocks, the homeowner has a new yard. The overall desire was to keep it looking very natural. The 400 groundcovers, 86 perennials, 48 shrubs, and 1 tree will now need to grow and fill in the areas. In just a couple years, I will have to return to take photos of the area as it matures.
This total backyard renovation started with the need to replace an old rotted wood retaining wall. There was loud road noise directly behind it, and our clients were looking for a
solution. The combination of large boulders and landscaping stabilizes the hill. The sound of the waterfall masks the road noise. The result was an updated backyard with a stepping stone path that leads through a 7' high cascading waterfall that guests can walk under, and a stream into a pondless reservoir. This new walk under waterfall is the focal point for the renovated pool and patio space. Project by Deck and Patio Company Huntington Station New York. Read more in HOUSE Magazine November - December 2006 - http://www.deckandpatio.com/DP_Blog/?p=1013
Commented on Oct 02, 2012
The whole pondless thing amazes me, This job looks awesome. Wish you guys were around here