Turning a Back Yard Jungle into an Oasis in Mississauga
For this Etobicoke backyard we transformed a once overgrown space into an oasis with a naturalistic combination of curvilinear garden forms and pea gravel pathways. Areas were left for a free-standing fire pit and a series of free-standing pots. We also created a second raised seating area that was designed to be tucked into the plantings for a secluded and comfortable feel. We used recycled shipping pallets as the base to stay in keeping with the environmentally friendly tone. Surrounding the new seating area, we created a minimalistic and contemporary privacy screen. When established, the low-maintenance garden will provide a tapestry of textures, colours, and bloom times throughout the year, as well as pollinator support thanks to a variety of native plants mixed into the planting. A mulch and stepping stone pathway was created to allow for easy access to the repositioned shed. To deal with the rain water on site we created a RainGarden to assist in the absorption and infiltration process, backed up by two infiltration trenches.
Renovating a Front Yard After Construction
After construction on the house, the front yard had effectively been wrecked as it had been used as a storage yard for the better part of the year. The homeowners took the opportunity to renovate the front landscape. They wanted it to be grass-less, biodiversity friendly and most importantly, low-maintenance! We used native plants to complement the surviving trees and shrubs and attract pollinators. A decorative river-rock swale traversed by a bridgestone were used to add interest and a focal point to the landscape.
Grass-less Back Yard in Milton
Tired of mowing the lawn? So were these homeowners! Although they already had nice gardens, they were looking for a more cohesive design, a grass-less landscape and a solution to the wash out they were experiencing due to the gardens being slightly raised. We re-used many of their plants while adding some new ones, stabilised the gardens with Envirolok bags (which will soon be completely vegetated and invisible) and created a stepping stone path in gravel (which also got rid of the pre-existing drainage issues!).
Sprucing Up a Retirement Home in Milton
Ready to replace their underwhelming landscape with something that would look beautiful all year, this retirement community was looking for something low-maintenance that they would be able to enjoy on a daily basis. We also added in a rainwater swale to deal with their downspouts while we were there.
Adding Curb-Appeal in Waterloo
Tired of their grassy front yard which looked the same as every other and did nothing for the environment, these homeowners wanted a unique, low-maintenance and drought tolerant landscape which would attract pollinators and would deal with their water run-off. We created a beautiful garden which ticked all of these boxes, and which will be a joy for the entire neighbourhood for years to come.