For this small backyard in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, our clients wanted additional entertaining space beyond their existing concrete patio. They liked the rustic feeling of flagstone as a paving choice so we designed a circular fire pit patio as the focal point of the backyard. Our client said they were ok with no lawn, so we designed all new plantings around a shade garden palette. Three serviceberry trees add a vertical element and add a sense of enclosure around the new fire pit area. Beach pebbles are inlaid between the flagstone pieces within the patio. Additional flagstone forms a path from the patio to the gate next to the garage. Low voltage landscape lighting completes the design with pathlights and uplights on the trees.
Designed by James Drzewiecki, APLD and Hannah Paulson