This design goal for this residential landscape project was to create a usable space while lowering the maintenance level of the yard. A large portion of the backyard was a steep slope making it virtually unusable as well as difficult to mow. There were old wooden steps leading to a dilapidated wood deck along the shoreline. The homeowner desperately wanted a makeover to match the quality of their great lakefront view.
- Replace decking with patio
- Re-grade and terrace slope
- Rebuild walking path and steps down to water
- Removed decking
- Regraded shoreline slope
- Created a walking terrace and patio
- Installed rip-rap boulders along 70’ of shoreline
- Installed fabric and crushed granite over 70’ walking terrace
- Constructed 15 stone steps
- Constructed boulder walls
- Installed 140’ of vinyl edging and 15 cubic yards of hardwood mulch
- Installed perennials and shrubs
- Repaired any disturbed areas with black dirt and seed
- Fabric and boulders to cover 70’ of shoreline
- Crushed granite to cover 70’ of walking terrace
- 15 stone steps
- Boulders for 3’ boulder wall
- Willow Creek cobble pavers for paver patio
- 140’ vinyl edging
- 15 cubic yards of hardwood mulch
- 360 native perennials
- 7 shrubs
- 15 perennials
- Black dirt and seed
- Week 1- Remove existing deck and steps, grade slope, lay fabric and rip-rap boulders on shoreline.
- Weeks 2 & 3- Construct boulder walls, stone steps, and paver patio.
- Week 4- Install plants and repair disturbed lawn with black dirt and grass seed.