NEW HOME SITE IN HARPSWELL
This project in Harpswell is a new home site which had been cleared of trees for house construction. The front of the house is on the road and the rear is on waterfront. The client wanted to maximize a level lawn area for grandchildren play area. Client also wanted a buffer planting along the road to manage the road dust and to provide some privacy for the windows in the front of the house. Client also wanted a front walkway that would go to each of the front entrances and have a nice design. Client also wanted low maintenance plantings. On the right side of the garage, the client wanted to have the ability to use as a parking area and also to have vehicle access to the rear of the house to the pathway to the water. The woodland in the rear of the house needed to be addressed due to the potential of erosion on the slope to the water.
BEFORE: New home site front entrance with garage on right side.
BEFORE: Walkway areas were excavated down to subgrade while the planting beds and lawn areas are installed with loam/compost to get planted before the walkway was installed and blocked equipment access.
AFTER – Plantings were selected for appropriate mature size and combination of size, texture, and flowering shrubs.
AFTER – Walkway was designed to leave driveway in front of garage and split to reach the front entrance and the side front entrance.
BEFORE: The left side of the front entrance is where leach field was installed, and where client wanted lawn area maximized and leveled.
AFTER: The lawn area is graded level out towards the street to meet the border planting bed, and also to meet the grade of the front walkway.
AFTER: The border planting along the road was a mix of junipers, viburnum, and spruce to create a sustainable and more naturalistic landscape border.
AFTER: At the driveway end of the border planting along the road, spruce were planted to provide some privacy for the house front windows.
BEFORE: The rear of the property is cleared
AFTER: The finished landscape is graded and mulched to create a natural woodland landscape.
BEFORE: The rear of the property is graded
AFTER: The finished landscape in the rear of the property.
BEFORE: The side of the property is graded.
AFTER: The side of the property is edged and mulched.
BEFORE: The steep slope in the rear of the property makes access to the waterfront difficult.
AFTER: The path to the dock is graded and mulched.