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Profile 1 – Complete Renovation

Complete property restorationThis project involved a landscape design for the entire site. The house structure underwent an entire renovation as well. The homeowner’s goals were to create a planting border along the street for privacy and for children’s safety, and also to create a reasonably level lawn area for a play area as well as for the ability to set up a large tent for entertaining.

Before reclamation

Before reclamation

Grade has been raised up 3' from street

During Construction. Grade is raised 3′ from street.

The “before” photos show that the front lawn sloped at street level along the entire 300’ length of the property. In addition to the rough excavation, another 450 yards of loam was necessary to raise the grade and create a planting berm, where the soil was amended with a compost planting mix. All ledge areas were cleaned of all soil and weeds as a prepartion for rock garden installation. Aproximately 20,000 square feet of lawn sod was installed.

 

Before reclaiming lawn.

Before reclaiming lawn.

The lawn is transformed int a play area, with a buffer from the street.

The lawn is transformed into a play area.

The goal of the planting design was to create a sense of a mature landscape, using larger size, custom ordered plant material. The plant material was selected for visual appeal of texture and long term flowering, as well as for the ability to endure the strong ocean storms. The homeowners also wanted to include apple and plum trees, which were planted in the rear of the property away from the direct ocean exposure. Driveway design was integrated into the landscape design achieving aesthetic appeal and functionality.

New gravel drive and reclaimed ledge.

New gravel drive and reclaimed ledge.

The drive and walk needed complete rebuilding.

The drive and walk needed complete rebuilding.