Some of our favorite projects occur in small spaces and this is one of them. There was nothing that this client liked about their backyard, dominated by an 85-year-old Maple that had died from verticillium wilt and needed to be removed. The client’s criteria:
- “Our maple died and we need shade”
- “We need a bigger patio and want to entertain outdoors again”
- “We need our privacy back”
- “We don’t mind doing some yard work, we just don’t want to be a slave to our property”
The final plan included a replacement fence in the same position, removal of the dying boxwood and replacement of the arborvitae with the more compact “Holmstrup” variety. The existing patio was rebuilt with a pattern “A” bluestone, and the existing the bluestone was re-purposed as an access walk around to the front yard for the neighborhood kids. The new patio includes a custom aluminum Pergola, equipped with a retractable power awning, four infrared heaters and an exterior ceiling fan, all controlled remotely. There is no lawn, and the entire rear yard is converted to a planting bed with a stately Oak, Boxwood hedges, Pachysandra and loads of colorful annuals at ground level and in containers. The lighting and irrigation systems have both been re-designed and replaced.
We’d love the opportunity to transform your backyard. Our experts will work with you to create your dream oasis. Contact us to set up a design consultation.