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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May 14, 2013
bahngerama wrote:
Love this pathway. Is it chip seal? Or pea gravel? Or something else?
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Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC
Thanks! Indeed--this is a chip and seal walkway. The material we used is actually crushed 3/8" peastone.
    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 10:44AM
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Please how is it installed? Love it. Do you need asphalt? Compacting?
    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 2:11PM
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May 6, 2013
vannygogh wrote:
what is the tall green grass plant called?
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That grass is called: Miscanthus sinensis Morning Light"
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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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instead of replacing concrete sidewalk?
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I like the natural flow here with no defined lines. More casual.
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Like the wildness of this garden
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gravel path and planting
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Naturalistic, overgrown
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Carolyn mentioned that people use a right of way that is adjacent to property for access to the beach. For privacy purposes, I think it worth giving some detailed thought to landscaping along that edge. The next images show examples of low maintenance tall grasses and lavender, etc.
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Dark front door
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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.
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Rock with native plants
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Karley Rose fountain grass
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Plantings soften hard lines
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texture, tall grass, colors
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pathway gravel?
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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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path with plantings on side. Natural
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Makes me smile. I feel happy and peaceful looking at this photo.
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like the grass + russian sage
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plant palette: grasses, roses, perennials
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Different grasses
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Beach grasses
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Chip and seal walkway
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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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Miscantus 'Morning Light'
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paving and planting
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chip and seal walkway
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Ideally what I would like in the backyard...
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