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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.

 

Historic Bell Tower Moved to Museum

Historic Bell Tower Moved to Museum

Museum New Home of Historic Bell Tower

Recently, we were honoured to participate in the re-establishment of a beautiful and historical bell tower at the Stratford-Perth Museum. This bell originally adorned the Stratford Post Office (currently the site of Memorial Park, adjacent to Pazzo) from 1884 until 1960, when the entire building was deemed “surplus”.

Since then, the 996-pound bell has been in the museum’s possession, moving with them during each and every relocation. This year John Kastner, the museum’s General Manager harnessed the support of several local businesses, to restore the bell and build it a beautiful new home, just outside of the museum’s main entrance, on the east side of the building.

Thanks to John and all of the businesses involved, the bell now can be viewed by the public in its new surroundings which blend seamlessly into the Museum’s existing landscape and exterior decor.

Intricate Labyrinth, Stone Walkway, and Water Feature

Intricate Labyrinth, Stone Walkway, and Water Feature

Intricate Labyrinth, Stone Walkway & Patio

Stone labyrinth, patio, and walkway by A Touch of Dutch Stratford

Project Year: 2016
Budget Range: $70,000+
Location: Stratford, Ontario

 

This large, unique project was completed in the fall of 2016 and included a detailed stone labyrinth, interlocking brick walkway and patio, a calming pondless stream, and a wide array of native perennials.

 

This project included the following elements:

 

  • Labyrinth
  • Stone Walkway
  • Pondless stream
  • Armour Stone
  • Terraced flower bed
  • Raised patio
  • Native plants
  • Trafalgar Pavers (Permacon)
  • Rosemount Pavers (Permacon)

 

  • Labyrinth
  • Stone Walkway
  • Pondless stream
  • Armour Stone
  • Terraced flower bed
  • Raised patio
  • Native plants
  • Trafalgar Pavers (Permacon)
  • Rosemount Pavers (Permacon)
Adding Curb Appeal to a New Home

Adding Curb Appeal to a New Home

Adding a Curb Appeal to a New Home 

Hardscaping and softscaping walkway permacon pavers chisel steps perennialsProject Year: 2016
Budget Range: $10,000 – $15,000
Location: Tavistock, Ontario

Our clients had recently moved into a beautiful, new home and wanted to create a decorative flower bed around the flag post they had installed in the front yard.  Their new home was on a busy street and so of course they wanted to add landscaping that would enhance their home’s curb appeal. 

In the flower bed surrounding the flagpole, we planted groups of ornamental grasses, Black-Eyed Susan (“Rudbeckia”), Purple Cone Flower (“Echinacea”), and some mounding evergreen shrubs.

We were also asked to create a beautiful but practical landing for front step that would compliment their home. So, we added chisel steps from Ed’s Concrete to the front porch and used Terramo Pavers from Permacon to create a beautiful walkway.

 

 

Adding Low-Maintenance, Colourful Gardens Around Pool

Adding Low-Maintenance, Colourful Gardens Around Pool

Adding Low-Maintenance, Colourful Gardens Around Pool

Adding a low-maintenance but colourful garden to pool areaProject Year: 2012
Budget Range: < $5,000
Location: Stratford, Ontario

Our client wanted to add lots of colour to pool area. However they also wanted low-maintenance landscaping.

As such, we added added large, natural stone (supplied by the customer). In addition we planted lots of perennials in different sizes and shapes and with different peak blooming times so that there are different items of visual interest at different times throughout the season.

Perennials used include ornamental grasses, Coral Bells (Heuchera), and Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera).