The homeowners had made several improvements to their house that included renovating the kitchen and adding a family/great room. For the exterior they added a deck, upgraded the trim around the windows & doors and replaced the front door lanterns. All that was left was…
The Landscape Renovation
A complete landscape design was developed which included most of the items on the homeowner’s “wish list”.
The property had some challenging characteristics that had to be considered such as deep shade and competitive root systems. These two often go together.
Kearney Stone was used for the walls, front walk, landings and slab-steps. Fieldstone boulders were found on the property and used in the design to unify the home with the surroundings.
Some of the plant material selections for this landscape renovation came from the homeowner’s list, but always with a consideration for each plant’s characteristics and requirements. There’s a balanced mix of evergreens, deciduous plants, groundcovers and perennials. No matter what the season there’s always something going on plant wise.
There are low path lights called “beacons” which you can hardly see, yet they light the walk & steps beautifully. These lights were chosen because the family has a dog that runs free on property and we didn’t want pathlights that could be broken.
The wood lamp post from Walpole Woodworkers marks the entrance to the front walk. Day or night the woodwork of this post brings the architecture of the home out into the landscape.
With smart plant selection, proper spacing and arranging, these gardens grow with minimal maintenance. It should be a very long time before a landscape renovation should ever be considered again. In fact, with proper care and maintenance, this landscape should outlive us all.