Failing concrete block retaining walls were the impetus for this landscape renovation. Our client wanted a more contemporary landscape to fit better with the architecture of the home. With the driveway dominating the front of the home, we wanted to improve the landscaping on both sides. A linear group of river birch dominate the right side of the front yard with a mosaic of multiple varieties of carex as groundcover. New retaining walls of cut lannon stone frame the landscape on this side of the property.
To the left of the drive is an expanded planting of mixed perennials and ornamental grasses. Our clients asked for a unique vegetable garden so we designed a series of custom cut Corten steel planters of different diameters and heights. A circle of fine decorative gravel surrounds the planters, defining the space. Lannon outcropping stone was used for additional retaining walls to the left of the garage, with cut stone steps, creating new access to the rest of the property from the front yard. Low voltage landscape lighting enhances the project at night.
Designed by James Drzewiecki, CPLD