Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC
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Belmont Hill Residence traditional exterior
 

Belmont Hill Residence

The master plan for this south-facing woodland property celebrates dramatic topography, muscular canopy trees, remnant fieldstone walls, and native stone outcroppings. Sound vegetation management principles guide each phase of installation, and the true character of the woodland is revealed. Stone walls form terraces that traverse native topography, and a meticulously crafted stone staircase provides casual passage to a gently sloping lawn knoll carved from the existing hillside. Lush perennial borders and native plant stands create edges and thresholds, and a crisp palette of traditional and contemporary materials merge––building upon the surrounding topography and site geology.
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bahngerama wrote:
Love this pathway. Is it chip seal? Or pea gravel? Or something else?
     Comment   May 14, 2013
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Thanks! Indeed--this is a chip and seal walkway. The material we used is actually crushed 3/8" peastone.
June 23, 2013 at 10:44am   
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vannygogh wrote:
what is the tall green grass plant called?
   Comment   May 6, 2013
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That grass is called: Miscanthus sinensis Morning Light"
June 23, 2013 at 10:48am   
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Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Natural Garden Style
A side yard filled with grasses, annuals, perennials and shrubs softens the rigid lines of the house. A gravel path is less formal and more naturelike than brick or flagstone.
A long border worthy of a grand main garden fits into this transition space between a brick home and its garage. The room effect is enhanced here, thanks to the connecting breezeway. It gives the broad path a destination and accommodates deep planting beds for the textural borders on either side. This is just the sort of secondary spot that could have been paved for parking. Instead, it is a dreamy area for a stroll, still providing access for those approaching.

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Gravel walk, use of foliage on each side, choices of foliage (I'm looking for ideas for my backyard).
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The outdoor garden design is active and clean.
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side yard
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this grass seems a little overwhelming
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Gravel walk witness plants instead of grass as filler.
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A long border worthy of a grand main garden fits into this transition space between a brick home and its garage. The room effect is enhanced here, thanks to the connecting breezeway. It gives the broad path a destination and accommodates deep planting beds for the textural borders on either side. This is just the sort of secondary spot that could have been paved for parking. Instead, it is a dreamy area for a stroll, still providing access for those approaching.
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Like this pebble
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April 2, 2014
The tall green grass is Miscanthus sinensis Morning Light"
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--this is a chip and seal walkway. The material we used is actually crushed 3/8" peastone.
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Miscanthus sinensis morning light tall grasses
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The tall grasses...
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