Summary of Challenge: The client wanted to renovate the landscape in preparation for the 100-year anniversary of their historic home. They needed a landscape that coordinated with the Swiss craftsman style of home. The existing landscape was established, overgrown, and on a sloped lot. The client requested several different uses to be included throughout the space such as entertaining, relaxing, growing edibles and of course, beauty to enjoy throughout the year.
Summary of Solution: Using a design, by Exterior Spaces LLC, we installed a garden that uses natural elements to tie into the architecture of the home. A large water feature, complete with koi fish, was installed as the focal piece of the backyard. Several retaining walls and paths serve to create a useable area to explore and relax in. A stone patio with custom pergola provide a wonderful sitting and dining atmosphere. A series of raised beds and in-ground herb gardens provide fresh edibles. A wide variety of plants is highlighted at night by a low-voltage light system. A small patch of synthetic turf gives the dog a place to call home while several areas of natural lawn complement the rest of the garden. There’s even a secret garden that we can’t tell you about.