A Backyard Oasis

October 26th, 2009

Why sit in traffic on the highway, when you could be relaxing under the waterfall in your own backyard. Try to keep your family and friends away when it’s time to entertain. It will be impossible, but you’ll love every minute of it. The possibilities are endless when you take a step back and let us help you bring your dreams into reality.

Project Type: Back yard, swimming pool

Design Style: Informal, curvilinear, asymmetrical

Landscape Elements: flagstone patio, flagstone walkway, pool coping, retaining wall, steps, wood deck, waterfall, pool grotto, armour stone boulder work, garden beds with perennials and shrubs, tree planting, grade and sod lawn, cedar custom privacy screen, stepping stones, jumping rock, landscape lighting.

Hardscape Materials: Credit Valley Sandstone from Stone-link, Orillia buff armour stone, Owen Sound jumbo flagstone stepping stones, Scott Liter by Nightscaping, Scout Liter by Nightscaping, Magnaliter by Nightscaping, Postliter by Nightscaping, Hadco Bullet light, Pop-up Emitter

Plant selections: Columnar Siberian Crabapple (Malus baccata ‘Columnaris’),Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba), Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’), Camperdown Elm (Ulmus glabra), Blue butterfly bush (Clerodendrum ugandense), Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’)

Curb Appeal

October 20th, 2009

An inviting front entrance captures your attention and helps ground the house to the land. This project brought the scale of the landscape up to the scale of the house. Inspiration was taken from the stone facade of the house to select appropriate materials in the landscape.

Project Type: front yard

Design Style: informal, curvilinear, asymmetrical

Landscape Elements: interlock walkway, interlock driveway insert, raised planter, faced porch, armour stone boulder work, garden beds with perennials and shrubs.

Hardscape Materials: Chatham beige Tafalgar Paver from Permacon, Sheffield Beige & Black Celtik Wall from Permacon, Orillia buff armour stone

Plant selections: Louisa Crabapple (Malus Louisa), Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata), Green Gem Boxwood (Boxus ‘Green Gem’), Bleeding Heart (Dicentra stectabilis ‘Alba’, Boston Ivy Parthenocissus tricuspidata ‘Veitchii’