After seeing our work across the street at a neighbor's mid-century ranch, our clients reached out to us to give their front yard a makeover. Included in the design was a special request. They needed to improve accessibility to the front door for their disabled son who had trouble navigating the step up at the front porch. We were able to design a new front walk that ramped up to the porch and was connected directly to the driveway, thus eliminating the step.
The new curved concrete walk was done with exposed aggregate to increase the slip-resistance for our client's disabled son. All new plantings were designed including a linear grouping of calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' grasses which are centered on the dominant chimney of the home. Without the maple shading the front yard, full sun shrubs and perennials now occupy the front beds including Little Lime hydrangea, 'Summer Beauty' allium and salvia. Low voltage landscape lighting completes the landscape renovation.
Designed by James Drzewiecki, APLD