The elimination of an outdated front driveway allowed for a grassy courtyard featuring the state tree of the owner’s home state, framed in a simple boxwood hedge. The front-of-house parking area, previously a visual nuisance from the dining room window, has been discreetly repositioned to the side. The backyard is now enhanced with a simple pool palette featuring warm-season grasses and expansive lawn for family play. This inviting space is framed with a pea gravel path and a Camellia hedge.
A new home-owner relocated to Charlotte, NC with a stunning church steeple from California in need of a prominent resting spot visible from a central window. Placed over a removed fountain, it is simply skirted with Mondo Grass and brick pavers. Removing a grill island allowed space for a raised planter featuring an espalier apple.
Downsizing to a new townhome, the owner knew a builder-grade landscape needed an overhaul. Bluestone pavers were added for proper flow from the screened porch, to both gates. Framed in a low boxwood hedge, up-lit Holly trees offer depth to a shallow space, which provide screening to large brick walls and neighboring rooftops. Espalier Japanese Maple, Styrax and Confederate Jasmine add texture, fall color, and form to the garden. Climbing Hydrangea covers utility boxes that are visible from outdoor seating.