This was also a chance to work with cacti, which lend themselves to dramatic compositions.
Removing existing brick accents, especially brick caps on all the walls, and having a contractor replace with a simple coat of stucco, simplified the landscape and brought in a much cleaner, more modern look. Now the plantings will really pop as they grow in.
The Contractors did a beautiful job with all the aspects -- concrete work, preparation and planting, and DG installation.
The Back Yard:
We updated the planter around the large existing tree to great effect.
The tree had problems due to the planter being too high. In my design, I lowered the planter to sitting height, and reconfigured it so that it continues along the length of the retaining wall behind it, making a more pleasing footprint.
We used DG everywhere, but only compacted it in the pathway and fire pit areas.
The contractors were able to bring my ideas to life beautifully.
|Just Completed -- Ready for Some Comfy Chairs |
around that Fire Pit and some People!