Beauty Out Back

September 24th, 2009 by Ryan Leave a reply »

A patio can have a sense of privacy even in a wide open space. We created a courtyard inspired patio area with low walls that provide ample additional seating. The built-in BBQ, a mainstay in a modern backyard, is a hub of activity as dinner time approaches. The greenery in the planters as well as the gardens, softens the space and makes guests feel comfortable.

Project Type: backyard

Design Style: formal, courtyard

Landscape Elements: interlock patio, seat wall, pillar, wood privacy screen, built in BBQ, garden beds with perennials and shrubs, stepping stones.

Hardscape Materials: Ardennes Grey Mega-Bergerac Paver from Permacon, Oxford Charcoal Monaco Wall from Permacon, Owen Sound flagstone counter top & pillar caps, pressure treated custom pricy screen.

Plant selections:  Emerald Cedar (Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragd’), Green Velvet Boxwood (Buxus Green Velvet), Goldsturm Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’), Porcupine Grass (Miscanthus Porcupine), Purple coneflower (Echinacea), Chicago Apache Daylily (Hemerocallis Chicago Apache), Maiden Grass (sinensis Gracilimus), Lavender

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