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Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association - 2013 Silver Award for Excellence in Residential Landscape Design and Construction.

We were able to start with a clean slate on our client’s recently purchased property due to the home’s minimal front yard landscape. Besides wanting colorful perennial plantings mixed with trees and shrubs, the client was looking for a more interesting front walk to replace the builder installed straight concrete walk.

To create the casual feel the client wanted, we designed a curvilinear flagstone walk with a circular landing at the midpoint which hosts an inviting sitting area surrounded by fountain grasses and a flowering crabapple. Curved planting beds sweep across the front of the house, filled with perennials that offer continuous bloom and tie the house to the landscape. A generous bed with additional perennials, grasses, and shrubs surround the lamp post to welcome visitors up the driveway to the charming front walk. A low bermed planting bed was added with red-twig dogwood, spruce, and a ginkgo tree to screen the home from the nearby T intersection.

The home now stands out in the neighborhood as a property that welcomes visitors with continuous color and unique plant compositions.
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Front planting bed incorporating the lamp post. Salvia 'May Night', Hemerocallis 'Mary Todd' and 'Jacob Cline' Monarda along with other perennials, were used for their continuous bloom. Ornamental grasses, Bird’s Nest Spruce, and a Diablo Ninebark provide structure and winter interest. Westhauser Photography
“Landscapin” — clzoro
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Close-up of the lamp post bed with a bed flanking the front walk in the background. ‘Tina’ Crabapple, ‘Rozanne’ Geranium, and ornamental grasses create a casual feel. Westhauser Photography
“Love the red flowers on tall stems” — eureka3
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A circular landing detail provides a cozy seating area for a bench with a backdrop of ‘Hameln’ fountain grass in a curved bed. Westhauser Photography
“walkway mix on stone” — jacyj
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'Mary Todd' Daylily in bloom. Westhauser Photography
“mary todd day lilly” — lmarchand
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Long-blooming 'Rozanne' Geranium. Westhauser Photography
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View across the newly landscaped front yard. Red Twig Dogwood, Black Hills Spruce, and Panicum ‘Shenandoah’ create a focal bed that screens the headlights from the intersection across the street. Westhauser Photography
“Color combination” — mjevenson
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Close-up of 'Jacob Cline' Monarda. Westhauser Photography
“Close up” — cucinelloc
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The graceful curves of the front walk lead to a seating area at the halfway point. Westhauser Photography
“Variety of tall and short plants” — hermans2005
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Curved front walk leading to the front door in Belgard Arbel pavers with Bergerac soldier edge. Westhauser Photography
“Pavers” — andifrederiksen
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Close-up of Lady's Mantle. Westhauser Photography
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The inviting front walk has bold curves and is surrounded by long blooming perennials and ‘Northwind’ Panicum. Westhauser Photography
“Stamped concrete?” — jmg1717
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Long-blooming 'Moonbeam' Coreopsis at the beginning of the front walk. Westhauser Photography
“like white” — nicolexs
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‘Northwind’ Panicum casts dramatic shadows across the new front walk. Westhauser Photography
“like the broken slate look with the border definition.” — Julie Poteat
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Close-up view of the Arbel and Bergerac paving. Westhauser Photography
“Walkway” — karendoro
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'Becky' Shasta Daisy mixes with 'Northwind' Panicum. Westhauser Photography
“daisies and iris's together” — catherinewolfe
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Foliage detail on 'Raspberry Ice' Heuchera. Westhauser Photography
“raspberry ice” — davessels
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Bumble Bee pollinating St. John's Wort. Westhauser Photography
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Morning sun through the leaf blades of 'Shenandoah' Panicum. Westhauser Photography
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Morning dew on Ginkgo leaves. Westhauser Photography
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