cedar custom privacy screen

A big renovation… in my own backyard!

October 11th, 2010
It was a project long overdue. My own backyard had been horribly neglected since we purchased the house 2 years earlier. The only existing features were a wood deck (slightly rotten) but only large enough for a BBQ and 4 chairs, but no table.  A small aluminium shed filled the side yard but was so low that water drains into it every time it rains.  A dead sour cherry tree is a horrible eyesore and detracts from the existing pear tree and large Serbian spruce.  The lawn was a mess, with more weeds than grass, likely due to the poor quality of the topsoil.  Although not as noticeable to the untrained eye, there are also major drainage problems in the yard causing water to pool near the foundation and the sump pump to run frequently.

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’)