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Posts Tagged ‘slope’

Pairing landscape with architecture

Floralis Garden Design

Timeless and classic front landscape The existing front landscape offered mix of grade changes, low walls, overgrown plant material, and bare landscape bed areas.   Additionally, a driveway in disrepair and outdated accents on the home decreased the visual curb appeal. Our design removed the front lawn terrace concept and the front landscape beds and re-graded…

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Drainage solutions

Bennett Design & Landscape

Modern space solves built-in problems. Initially, the homeowners hired us to correct water and drainage issues left by the home builder. During a rain, water was coming into the house from the basement and the upper deck area. Once the drainage issues were resolved, the homeowner requested that we design a space with a pool/spa, outdoor grilling,…

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Hillside dilemma

Ed Castro Landscape

Expanded patio and elevated terrace. This family was looking to create a larger, usable space for recreation and entertainment behind their home, but the steep hillside was a challenge. The slope, and resulting drainage issues, limited their ability to use the space. Our firm was hired to turn this formerly problematic and nondescript space into…

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Re-designed for flow

Unique Environmental Landscapes

Small in-town space turned functional. The homeowner had just finished the expansion of their outdoor sunroom and wanted to pull together the back yard to create a more functional garden space. We had previously completed a similar project for her next-door neighbor, so she was familiar with the elements she wanted to incorporate into her project. The yard…

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Water, slope and drainage

Unique Environmental Landscapes - drainage solution

Sloping side yard causes drainage problem. This homeowner called us in to address a significant drainage issue. Their relatively small and compact yard had a significant right to the left slope, all wedged between large homes. The upper neighbor’s water flowed into their side yard and formed a pool of water with every rainfall. Our…

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Erosion, flood plains, and other landscape disasters

Ed Castro Landscape

Solutions for erosion and drainage problems in the landscape. As a Master Gardener volunteer, one of my responsibilities was to answer landscape and gardening questions from metro Atlanta residents. Questions such as “what’s eating my peppers and tomatoes?” and “why won’t my hydrangea bloom?” were fairly easy to answer. Recommending insecticidal soap or horticultural oil…

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