Urban Garden

The owners of this residence were looking to expand their home within the city. By purchasing the lot next door the owners were not only eager to find new ways of adding to their house but to explore the ideas of actually having a front yard and expanding the rear outdoor living space. By involving the landscape architect, builder, and architect early in the design phase, logistic issues were flushed out as to how trades and materials would be able to work efficiently. The rear yard already included mature plant material including a beautiful multi-stemmed Red Maple. The success of the survival of this tree meant the landscape contractor was in constant communication with builder making sure materials and equipment would not impact the root zone. Raised planters that were finished with matching house brick and coping were incorporated with Pear trees help to screen the view to the neighbor’s deck. This planter, along with an additional seatwall, provided expanded seating the homeowners wanted for entertaining.

In the front yard, privacy was a key issue and one way of addressing this was transplanting the existing Carpinus near the front door to the new front garden space which would help screen the neighboring entry porch and provide a nice shady garden. With the use of Hick Yews, River Birch, Magnolia, and additional Carpinus the area was transformed into a secluded garden walk. A bluestone walk carries from the house’s front entry and meanders in key locations creating niches for the homeowners flower containers which are equipped with drip irrigation
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“Path” — 4roomsca
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“Everything” — Damian white Landscape builder
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“Patio in the pathway” — marjorieroo
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