Shortly after purchasing their home they sought professional landscaping assistance to renovate the existing landscape. In the first design meeting they shared their desires to have a sitting area with room for a BBQ and fire pit, a rose garden, a larger lawn area for their children to play, and a solution to reducing the traffic noise from a busy street.
In addressing how to reduce the traffic noise in the backyard, a terraced water feature was designed. The fall of the water from the three spillways has significantly reduced the noise and has provided a focal point for the patio area. The design of the water feature included integrating it into the natural contour of the slope and into the retaining walls which were necessary around the west perimeter of the house. Prior to the installation of the water feature, large boulders needed to be removed. All the boulders were reused on site along the boulder retaining wall. The final grade for the patio area around the water feature had to be lifted 18”. The original grade had the entire backyard draining toward the house and collecting where the new patio exists. As one would expect, a significant drainage system was installed to channel the water away from the house and safety to a drainage collection pond.
A terraced rose garden was installed following the nature contours of the landscape. The garden was planted with the homeowner’s favorite hybrid tea roses. Arbors were installed at each end of the rose garden and a pergola was installed over the newly installed circular paver patio.
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