Friday, October 19, 2012

Project Spotlight - Terra Nativa Residence

 The home Owners for this Terra native residence thought they would be overwhelmed with multiple concept plans (we typical give clients multiple options) so we only developed one concept for the yard.

Landscape Concept Plan (2008)
Concept– Key Points
·         Courtyard finished with Eldorado Stone and Wrought iron accents to match the residence

·         Basalite paver courtyard and entry walk with natural stone steps.

·         Cal Flame Outdoor Kitchen

·         Sunken Hot Springs spa

·         Sunken trampoline

·         Boulder wall

·         Screen plantings for privacy from neighbors.

The client loved the concept and we went on to our next step, construction documents.

·         Materials Plan – to illustrate, note and detail all hardscape items like, courtyard walls, paver patio, outdoor kitchen…..

·         Planting Plan – to illustrate all plant material proposed for the project
Landscape Installation (2009)
Now that all the drawings were done, it was time to start the construction phase and the home owner wanted to use Sterling Landscape as the landscape contractor.

The first step of construction was to rough grade the site and start construction of the hardscape items (Basalite pavers, Eldorado Stone Walls, Sandstone Slab Steps and Sandstone Landscape Boulders. The irrigation system was also started at this time.
                The next step was to install the boulder wall in the backyard and start placing trees. The Sunken trampoline and the Cal Flame outdoor kitchen were also installed at this time. Wrought iron accents were added to the courtyard wall to match the accents on the residence.

                The rest of the plants were placed and installed, than weed fabric and rock mulch was added. A concrete mowstrip was installed and sod was then put down to finish off the job.  With the majority of construction occurring during the winter months, with was a little more challenging than usual.

                With the project complete, I feel this blank slate was transformed into a usable space that was dynamic and interesting. A special thanks to Sterling Landscape for making this project looks so good!

                 The only thing that would make this project look better is time… here are some picture of the installation after a few years of growth!!


                Here is a sneak peek at the project we will highlight in our winter issue …..


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