Thursday, October 1, 2009

Provo Residence Front Yard Stacked Rock Water Feature

This remodeled yard has the sound of water in the front yard and the backyard. The homeowner tells us that they always have people stop and get out of their cars for a closer look at this stacked rock water feature. The water feature is surrounded by shrubs and perennials for a natural look. If you would like a closer look, please click on any of the photos to enlarge.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Lehi Residence Notepad Design

Although we have a professional landscape architect to design a yard that will compliment your home, you can design your yard however you like. Also, you can request your yard suit needs that are specific to your family and our designer can create a layout to attend to your specifications. This particular design was done by Karl Kuhni and the homeowner in a collaborative effort.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Lehi Residence Completed

We finished the back yard of this residence last week. The front yard, pictured above, was installed two years ago. With a back yard like this, it is like having your own resort.
This view is of the fire pit sitting area with a water feature behind it. Guests can enjoy the sound of trickling water while sitting around the fire.
The swimming pool has dark gray plaster, giving the water a deeper color of blue. Most swimming pools have white plaster giving the pool water a light blue cast.
Stepping stones leading to the swimming pool.This is the barbeque area, complete with a drinking fountain. There is also another water fountain by the stairs leading to the deck above.The two gazebos sit in front of a custom Bocce ball court. Click on the picture for a close-up.
Under the gazebo on the left is the dining area. The gazebo on the right shelters another comfortable sitting area.
View of the dining gazebo.
View under the sitting area gazebo. The homeowner is great with accessorizing and bringing their personality from the inside of the home to the outside.
Doesn't this remind you of sitting poolside at a posh resort? And it is really just steps away from your back door.
Stepping stones lead past the hot tub to the front yard.
The fire pit area is shaded by an umbrella during the day.
The water feature is a core drilled stone. The water travels into a concealed pondless tank and recirculates back to the core drilled stone.
How nice would it be to spend a relaxing evening after swimming sitting next to a cozy fire?
View from the fire pit looking toward the gazebos.

Lehi Residence Progress Photos

The cement pads for the two gazebos have been poured.

This is the cement pad for the fire pit sitting area.
Two more cement pads will be poured on the far side of the pool for lounge chair sitting areas.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Parade of Homes-Lindon Residence

We landscaped this beautiful home show in 2003 for Magleby Companies. It is always fun to go back to the jobs we have completed years later to see how everything in the yard has matured.
The next two pictures show one of the front corners of the house. All of the plant material has matured and filled in very nicely.
The left side of this photo gives a view of the dry creek bed.
The dry creek bed runs in front of the home. Burning bushes are great for foundation plantings and the leaves turn red in the autumn.

Raised beds add height as well as layers to the landscape.
The wisteria softens the fenceline and looks great over the custom gate.
More views of the foundation plantings.
Here is a large landscape boulder surrounded by large cobble rock. Cobble is very cost effective, because it does not need to be replaced every few years, like shredded bark does.

Landscape boulders and Rose of Sharon shrubs were used along the fenceline.
More views of the dry creek bed.
The walkout basement area has rock slab steps with a rock wall. Creeping Jenny was used to fill in the spaces between the rocks.A small planting area with annual flowers and Oregon Grape, lines the bottom layer of the boulders to add some color.
More rock wall views.
This area is just behind the backyard gate. Creeping Jenny, hostas, dogwood, and spirea was used in this bed.
More wisteria lines the backyard fence, along with roses, and perennials.

Virginia Creeper and Kelsey Dogwood line the back wall.

Backyard side of the custom gate.