Jim and Kathy: Landscape Overhaul
Our favorite type of customers is those that give us some freedom when it comes to designing and building a landscape project. We see a lot of houses throughout the year with all different type of landscape layouts, and as we work with our customers to develop unique landscape designs, to fit their property layout, we have increased our eye for creating beautiful and functional landscaping. Every property that we work on we treat as our own, whether it is a residential property in town or land in the country we design and build as if we were going to be seeing and using those features every day.
The Kerrigans house started out as a retaining wall fix, due to rotted material that had endured many years of storms and Texas sun. We replaced the wall with a beautiful white chop block stone with a pattern that catches the eye. The wall is supported by a footing that runs the entire length and is backfilled with rock to increase strength, as well as a drain system to allow runoff from the higher level of the backyard. After talking with Jim and Kathy about other ideas they had for the property we got to work building two wood decks to cover a once muddy area right next to the pool that refused to grow grass, and a higher elevated stone patio for additional lounging. The back fence was removed and replaced with a rod iron fence that allows for a more open feel and view of the nice open park property behind their house, the gate allowed for access. Finished off with some multiseasonal Texas native plants the backyard came together quite nicely.
To help bring the entire property together, we built a dry creek around the front yard with garden accents and refinished the pathway using flagstone to tie the look together. We were given a lot of creative freedom on this project and we are very grateful to Jim and Kathy for the experience and being able to add this beautiful project to our portfolio, the Friday afternoon beers where a plus as well.
Take a look for yourself and tell us what you think! You can check out our facebook page for more photos during the project.