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Posts Tagged ‘terracing’

Level playing field

Front yard play space. The homeowners had three non-negotiable goals: The front yard must be level so their two young children can play ball. The front yard needs to be completely enclosed for the containment of their playing children and two dogs. All the while, the landscape needs to be in concert with the Country French style of…

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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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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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