Entertainer's Back Yard - Before and After3 Photos
The client wanted designated areas for entertaining, relaxing and a raised vegetable garden. We removed all of the client's grass and replaced it with decomposed granite pathways, poured in place concrete pads with river rock and planters with drought-tolerant plantings and mulch. We also added a small low-maintenance, recirculating fountain as the final element of the garden. We kept a small patch of grass in front of the fountain at the client's request.
The client wanted to have separate areas for entertaining and relaxing in a small space. The space was divided to include a private nook at the end, a raised vegetable garden, and a dramatic entry into the space with large poured-in-place concrete pavers and river pebbles to accommodate outdoor seating and dining.
This raised vegetable garden was created with railroad ties. A drip irrigation system was also installed that was easy to use and adjust based on the plant selections to be grown. A decomposed granite pathway was installed around the garden and a planter bed was installed behind the garden to grow up and provide color and screening to the adjacent property.
New Sitting Area. View from the Raised Vegetable Garden. Lavenders and golden yarrow provide a pop of color and texture to help soften the lines of the space. When the tree grows, it will provide beautiful dappled shade.