Conshohocken, Pa hills
This home had many of the same challenges that are present on a hilly property and a very small back yard. Erosion was a problem along with an unusable lawn space, that was difficult to maintain.
The challenges on this property were effectively overcome by a comprehensive and detailed design scheme. The slopes were addressed by constructing a 3 foot high natural stone terrace wall with a set of steps integrated within the wall. This provided terracing levels for a comfortable and easy to maintain lawn panel. The lower terrace created a natural space to plant Azaleas, Hostas and Periwinkle ground covers. This enhanced the wall and created a greater sense of depth to the property.
Bryn Mawr, Pa entryway
A side entry walkway that leads to a side door and the back patio space is very uninviting and unappealing.
We designed this space to create a nice welcoming feeling as you enter the side door and are led through the gardens to the patio in the back yard. We softened the flagstone walk and the asphalt driveway with a specimen Paperbark Maple, Azaleas and perennial ground covers. The air conditioner units were concealed with Skip Laurels and Purple leaf Sand Cherry.
Norristown, Pa native garden
The surrounding natural woodlot is harshly contrasted by an unsightly concrete slab for a patio that detracts from a comfortable feeling that is usually present in this type of setting.