PATIO PRIVACY AND STREET SIDE CURB APPEAL
BEFORE: New home owner moving from the city desired a landscape with curb appeal, combining evergreen and flowering shrubs and trees.
AFTER: Large flowering shrubs were used as visual barrier to street as client did not want a total block of evergreens.
This landscape renovation project on Cape Neddick was on a very steep hill with no equipment access.
BEFORE: House design warranted using plantings of a smaller mature size. A river stone drip edge was installed around the house.
AFTER: Combination of smaller evergreens, evergreen flowering shrubs, and deciduous flowering shrubs provides year round interest.
BEFORE: Narrow property line right side of house with open view to next door neighbor. Client wanted to block this view.
AFTER: Row of arborvitae provide privacy patio on right side of property creating a more intimate seating area.
BEFORE: Property setbacks only allowed for narrow lawn area which abutted a wooded area.
AFTER: Woods cleared of debris. Erosion control mulch was installed as a naturalizing border with the woods. Privacy arborvitae on north side.
BEFORE: Rough grade had significant slope in all directions.
Privacy plantings on south side and in easterly woods provide privacy for the patio and rear of house. Flowering shrubs provide color.
AFTER: River birch were planted to soften the white fence. Sod lawn was installed at grade of the new patio. A walkway extension from the patio leads to the gate to the driveway parking area.
Granite lamp post adds finishing touch. Spruce on right side provides visual block of neighbor’s utility area. Client also wanted flowering tree.