Backyard Oasis with Curb Appeal Out Front

Backyard Oasis with Curb Appeal Out Front

Backyard Oasis and Enhanced Curb Appeal

Backyard Oasis ornamental grasses perennials pool natural armour stoneBudget Range: $10,000-$15,000
Location: Stratford, Ontario

The owners of this lovely home wanted to improve curb appeal with natural stone to contrast the concrete walk.

We added lots of colourful, low-growing perennials that add loads of visual appeal without obscuring the view from windows. A small flowerbed close to the sidewalk disguises unsightful utility boxes.

Pool gardens blend in with natural area beyond fence. Dry riverbed beside shed to carries surface water through garden without use of drain tile.

This project included the following elements:

 

  • Natural stone retainers
  • Low-maintenance gardens
  • Ornamental grassess
  • Low-profile shrubs
  • Armour stone
  • Raised planters
  • Natural privacy

  • Natural stone retainers
  • Low-maintenance gardens
  • Ornamental grassess
  • Perennials
  • Low-profile shrubs
  • Armour stone
  • Raised planters
  • Natural privacy
Formal Linear Garden Increases Curb Appeal

Formal Linear Garden Increases Curb Appeal

Formal Linear Garden Increases Curb Appeal

native flowers hydrangea stratford ontario Formal garden Linear style Pondless stream Curb appeal; Postage stamp garden Permacon Melville PaversProject Year: 2008
Location: Stratford, Ontario

A linear, formal garden resplendent with plants and flowers, many native, wraps around the century home’s front porch. A wide pathway composed with Permacon Melville pavers enhances the grand front entrance.

The small back yard  now has a serene, pondless stream surrounded by natural stone. A small, lush corner garden includes a flagstone path.

This project included the following elements:

 

  • Formal garden
  • Linear style
  • Pondless stream
  • Enhanced curb appeal
  • Postage stamp garden
  • Permacon Melville pavers
  • Designed by Jane Eligh-Feryn

 

  • Formal garden
  • Linear style
  • Pondless stream
  • Enhanced curb appeal
  • Postage stamp garden
  • Flagstone stepping stones
  • Permacon Melville pavers
  • Designed by Jane Eligh-Feryn
Formal Linear Garden Increases Curb Appeal

Stone Walkway & Raised Flowerbeds Increase Curb Appeal

Stone Walkway & Raised Flower Beds Increase Curb Appeal

curb appeal raised flower beds gardens natural stone curved walkway pavers retaining walls perennials shrubsProject Year: 
Budget Range: $
Location: Stratford, Ontario

Our client wanted to improve the curb appeal of their corner property. But because corner lots are generally exposed to neighbourhood traffic on two sides, they also wanted to add beautiful and effective privacy measures.

The goal was to create a backyard oasis including a sitting space whose privacy could be achieved without having to use a solid fence line.  The client also wanted to experience the soothing sounds of a waterfall without the maintenance of a pond.

We added a raised flower bed with armour stone retaining wall with a stepping stone walkway alongside and a variety of trees, shrubs and plants to soften the overall appearance.

The new raised stone patio surrounds the home and adds more seating space that’s made private using sections of fence panels and shrubs along the side of the property. And the oasis was completed with a gurgling, pondless waterfall that can be heard from the patio.

The home’s appearance has been improved on all sides, but the view from the street has now been obscured, significantly increasing privacy and enjoyment of the homeowner’s backyard.

This project included the following elements:

 

  • Celtik Wall (Permacon)
  • Rosebel Slabs (Permacon)
  • Pondless waterfall
  • Armour stone
  • Terraced flower bed
  • Raised patio
  • Privacy for corner lot
  • Waterfall
  • Stepping stones

 

  • Celtik Wall (Permacon)
  • Rosebel slabs (Permacon)
  • Pondless waterfall
  • Armour Stone
  • Terraced flower bed
  • Raised patio
  • Privacy for corner lot
  • Waterfall
  • Stepping stones
Adding Audio & Visual Interest with a Pondless Stream

Adding Audio & Visual Interest with a Pondless Stream

Adding Audio & Visual Interest with a Pondless Stream

Pondless waterfall, natural stone and garden InstallationProject Year: 2016
Budget Range: $10,000-$15,000
Location: Stratford, Ontario

Our customer wanted to add a small garden near their garden shed to reduce lawn maintenance and increase visual interest along their back fence line.

We incorporated a low-maintenance water feature – a pondless stream comprised of natural stone – to add soothing sound and enhance visual interest.

The long, curved garden includes small trees (Sumac and False Cypress), low shrubs, ornamental grasses, and perennials (Coral Bells), and is partially bordered by natural armour stone to compliment the water feature.

This project included the following elements:

 

  • Pondless stream
  • Armour stone
  • Perennial Garden
  • Native Plants
  • Low Shrubs
  • Perennials
  • Small Trees
  • Natural Stone

 

  • Pondless stream
  • Armour stone
  • Perennial Garden
  • Native Plants
  • Low Shrubs
  • Perennials
  • Small Trees
  • Natural Stone
Retaining Walls & Flower Beds

Retaining Walls & Flower Beds

Retaining Walls & Flower Beds

Raised flower bed with brick retaining wall

Project Year: 2018
Budget Range: < $10,000
Location: Stratford, Ontario

Our client wanted to improve curb appeal at the front of their home and create a few focal points in the backyard. It was also critical that the new landscaping features be easy to maintain, as the homeowner has mobility issues.

We added raised flower beds with Navascape wallstone retaining walls that complimented the home’s exterior. We installed an additional flower bed around the backyard shed and created a focal point with a tree and additional small flower bed.