This project was a complete redesign and installation. This was a new construction. Many times builders will just plant whatever to get the house on the market. Often we have to come in and fix things. The new owners wanted something more cohesive and visually appealing for the front yard. They wanted less maintenance, and no grass. Woodlawn Landscaping to the rescue! There were a lot of parts here. Let’s go through each one at a time.
It looks like the builders had planted a bunch of things too close together. Many plants didn’t fit in the already small yard, visually crowding it. We loved the Japanese Maple, so we wanted to keep that. Basically everything else could go. They also wanted to utilize the large wall space they had by building some trellises. We would plant Jasmine that would creep up and continue to creep on the railing of their porch.
We put down some flagstone step stones for access to the backyard path. There was originally a gravel path there that was in pretty poor shape, and an awkward shape. Skimea, heuchera, and various types of ferns make a great combo for this small yard. There is part sun in this area. In certain types of year it may not get almost any direct sunlight. The plant pallet reflects this. We redid the parking strip with some blue fescues and arctostaphylos. Scattered boulders create varying textures throughout the yard.
In the back the customer wanted a modern looking patio with architectural slabs. We planted thyme in between. This is one of the few occasions when we actually have a photo from later in the season, so you can see how the Thyme grew in. We also planted some beds on the side of the house to really tie everything together. Another job well done.