MERIT AWARD YARD SOLUTIONS www.yardsolutions.com The client desired an exciting new entryway with an Asian flair. This bed pushes the entry way out and forces an angled approach to the front door and landing. The cedar bridge, washed aggregates, boulder slabs, and blue stone surfaces blend nicely with the heavily wooded site. The arch of the bridge slows you down and engages your attention toward the dry steam and rock garden below. To solve the issue with a negative slope to their front door Yard Solutions created a dry stream to collect the runoff water. Surface drains hidden in dry steam are connected to the roof drains.
Residential Installation, Cat. II - $25,000 - $50,000
MERIT AWARD YARD SOLUTIONS www.yardsolutions.com Yard Solutions was charged with turning a small area into a functional and comfortable outdoor living space. They utilized natural materials that transitioned from the patterned bluestone grilling area with limestone steps and curbing to the gray brick path and patio. A limestone seatwall was installed with an 8-foot tall cedar panel to partially screen the neighbors existing fence. A cozy seating area is nuzzled around a fire feature made with limestone curbing. The space was enhanced by utilizing a mix of existing mature plant material with new plantings and a nice balance of hardscape and greenscape in this small contemporary garden.