This residence was by far the smallest lot I have had to work with yet. The space in their backyard was 25 x 50 feet. I managed to fit in a small berm, a paver patio, a dry stream bed and various plantings. Very proud on how it turned out!
Monday, October 13, 2014
This homeowner wanted almost his entire lot landscaped. Everywhere where you see rock was designed and installed by us. The sod was extended and there was a small granite boulder wall built to help even out the slope close to the house. I also deigned in a cobble stream bed to help with all the drainage that flows into his property from the road. Enjoy!
Friday, October 3, 2014
This was a fun design! I designed and sold it earlier in the year before the house was finished and when I was still getting the hang of things. There are elements of design I would have changed in it now that I have more experience but I still think it turned out awesome with the budget I had to work with!. Some elements of the design are Pavestone paver patio, breeze walk, sod and irrigation, and basic planting with decorative rock. Enjoy!
This was an interesting one. Unfortunately I didn't sell the the install but I did manage to sell them on the design. I originally had bid in pavers but they went with stamped and colored concrete. The homeowners contracted out all the work themselves but I still think it turned out awesome (except for that tacky looking fire pit :)). The design includes a patio structure, stamped and colored concrete, retaining wall and basic landscaping. Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
This was a really fun one to design and it turned out awesome! Its always a treat to hear from the home owner how much they love their new landscape! This one included three separate retaining walls constructed with moss rock boulders. They wanted a boulder wall that had a flat face and a flat top which was quit an obstacle to achieve with boulders but we did it! I have an amazing landscape crew that makes these challenges so much easier just because they have such an extensive knowledge with landscape build. I also incorporated a dry stream bed and siloam stone steps into the wall. All of this is complimented by plantings and two different kinds of ornamental rock. Other aspects of this projected included sprucing up the water feature with various plantings that complimented the feature, and two entry beds in front of the driveway. Also, there is a corner bed with an address stone which is complimented by an ornamental stream bed, flagstone steppers and a perennial bed. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Monday, August 11, 2014
This is a design I did out in Castlerock Colorado. The design included landscaping on both sides of the drive with siloam stone steps leading from the top of the drive to the front of the house. I included a dry stream bed to help out with the drainage, granite boulders and a ton of different pants. I used a combination of two types of rocks to break up the beds and create more visual interest!
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
This was my first paver patio/wall /fire pit design. I choose Pavestone's Ventian winter blend product and the fire pit was constructed with rip/rap boulders and a buff flagstone cap! It was a great learning experience and I look forward to designing more of these.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
This residence was really fun to design. It gave me an opportunity to get outside of the typical Colorado/mountain landscape that is so popular in this time and day. A modern design to me consist of straight lines, different textures, vertical elements, and of course concrete. There was quit a bit of elevation change on this site so I decided to split it into three different areas, complemented with various planting beds. The first area is right off the back door and is meant to eventually house a hot tub but for now serves as a grill area. Planning in advance, i used several columnar oak, ornamental grasses, and pyramidal junipers to provide as a year long planting screen. The grill/hot tub area steps down to the lower patio through the use of cantilevered concrete steps. This patio will be primarily used as a dining/social area that will lead to a small lawn space and also the driveway.