Client Need

The “before” photo says it all. The homeowner was in the process of a home addition onto a recently purchased home. The backyard was small, had poor drainage and needed a complete redo. The young family needed a space that could provide something for each family member.

Inspiration

Because the remaining backyard (post addition) was small, it was very much like creating an outdoor family room.

Favorite Element

Creating a decorative rug with the brick pavers underneath the dining table really reinforces the feeling of being in an outdoor room.

Biggest Challenge

The spring rains were tough to work around. The project was delayed by many weeks. A college going away party loomed in the near future. The challenge was to keep everyone on site thinking positively.

Tough Moment

Taking down a tree on the property line that was 48” in diameter!

Fond Memory

When the client expressed she felt like she was on vacation in her own backyard!

Proudest Accomplishment

The end product functions well and is comfortable for everyday living.

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A Fragrant June
This Mequon landscape designed and built in 2005 includes many special features including a spectacular rose garden. 13 years of Landscape management has allowed its owner and technicians to witness the beauty of a maturing landscape.
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Curb Appeal
With no connection between the city sidewalk and the front door, this family was ready to recreate the front entry and gave us the go ahead to give this well-deserved home some curb appeal.
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Taking the Plunge
Removal of a no longer needed swimming pool, opened up the backyard for many new features including a custom built bar and pergola and easy to use gas fire pit for chilly nights.
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Xanadu
Located on a busy road, people driving by constantly slow down to take in the idyllic magnificence and beauty of the area’s Xanadu, a 2021 Wisconsin Gold Medal winner for Residential Landscape Maintenance.