Previous clients of ours contacted us to design an updated landscape for the contemporary lake home in West Bend, Wisconsin that they purchased. The existing landscape had not been maintained and lacked summer color. For the streetside of the home, we designed a new plant bed to visually offset the large driveway. In this bed 'Autumn Gold' ginkgo trees cut into a linear grouping of 'Moorflame' ornamental grasses. A stepping stone path of bluestone set in slate chip mulch improved the connection between the front and back of the home.
On the lakeside of the property we worked around the existing limestone steps and path that wound their way down the hillside to the lake. We expanded and repaired the flagstone landings and the stone patio lakeside. Shade perennials and shrubs flank both sides of the stone path about halfway down to the lake., The plantings then transition to mostly sun perennials, flowering shrubs and spreading junipers to help with erosion on the hillside.