Friday, March 6, 2015

Breckon Land Design Update

Breckon Land Design Update

Spring is just around the corner! Now is the time to think about your next landscape project. Here is our 2015 Show reel that highlights our commercial, land development, public, residential project and interior visualizations!!!

Come check out our display at the 2015 Boise Flower + Garden Show! It is the 19th annual gathering. It will be held March 20th through 22nd at the Boise Centre on the Grove.

We are located at booth 405 - why not drop by and say hi! Check out seminars, wind + jazz nights, miniature garden contest, the Buy Idaho pavilion, a judged flower show, a potluck auction, the lobby garden and beer tastings.

We look forward to seeing you there!!

Project Spotlight - foothills Residence

Existing Conditions: Located in the Foothills of Boise, Idaho, this property suffered from unusable space. The back yard consisted of a narrow turf area with a rock retaining wall that held the steep backyard. The extreme slope was covered in brown, dry grasses with scattered sage plantings.
Conceptual Design: The design concept introduced to this project aims to address the unusable space of the steep backyard. The concept has a strong rectilinear form that allows for  multi level outdoor rooms. Stairs are used to brace the elevation change and lead to a terraced patio that is built into the foothills.
Annual color pots were designed in to introduce color - all pots are to be connected to a drip system.
We designed this project and we contacted Aaron with Boden Haus Landscape to install this project.
 The old deck was removed and excavation started for the patio built into the hillside.
Materials are brought on site and the construction of the wall begins.
Progress is made and the first terrace and stairs are implemented.
A view looking down onto the construction progress and tool storage.
 Construction is beginning to wrap up.
  The hardscape in the backyard is completed.
 The side stairs are added.
 The terraced patio is completed and the plant installation begins.
Design: To transform this backyard into usable and livable space the backyard is terraced. The tiered design allows for three deck spaces, divided by stairs. The narrow backyard, which was once lined with large bushes, is designed to allow for a curvilinear stepping stone path that weaves through the grass to the side yard.
The terraces are framed by retaining walls and colorful native plantings. 
With the addition of a sofa and lounge chairs, these spaces become an outdoor living room.
The potted plants add an architectural element that aids in further defining the space.
The materials used in this design are concrete pavers, Timbertech composite decking, Sandstone Slab steps, and Belgard pavers for the patio area and Belgard wall system for the retaining walls.
The design helps to reclaim a portion of the backyard and transform it into usable space, while maintaining the remaining portion of the yard to be preserved and with the native sage and dry grasses.
The design is relatively low maintenance, yet is charming, highly designed yet seeming natural.
A special thanks to Aaron with Boden Haus Landscape for making this project such a success!

Contractor Spotlight - Everything Outdoors

Everything Outdoor specializes in a variety of landscaping, from retaining walls, to water features, patios and walkways, sprinklers, planting and much much more. I have worked with Everything outdoors on several projects and Anthony always brings his 'A' game!
Boulder slab bridge with waterfall and boulder slab steps.
Fire boulder fire pit with paver patio
Outdoor kitchen with paver patio and great views of downtown Boise!
Sandstone slab step/landing with paver patio and path
Rock light with paver path
Tablerock sandstone wall with landscaping
Paver patio with boulder wall with views of downtown Boise!
 Fire Rock fire pit!
If you have a landscape project that needs to be installed, contact Anthony today, to see how he bring your yard to life!

Vendor Spotlight- Basalite Concrete Products

 Basalite is one of the largest suppliers of concrete masonry products in Western North America. They manufacture hundreds of types and styles of concrete structural blocks. Basalite also provides products for retaining/landscape walls, pavers, outdoor living, and much, much more!
Permeable pavers are a growing segment in the landscape industry. Permeable pavers from Basalite allows stormwater to drain naturally into the surfaces, reducing contaminants and preserving our waterways. Peremeable pavers are suitable for any project and can exceed green building requirements while providing outstanding design aesthetics.

Locally located at 1300 E Franklin Road, Meridian ID, Basalite has a large showroom that displays their products. I highly recommend that you check it out, so you can see the products first hand!
Here is our design of a multi level sunken patio using basalite paver, step and wall system. This project is located in Meridian, Idaho, and was installed by Sterling Landscape.
In this design, we used permeable pavers from Basalite as well as CMU walls units. This project is located in Boise, Idaho and installed by Sterling Landscape.
In this design, we used Basalite pavers for this multilevel patio/fire pit area, with views of the lake. This project is located in Eagle, Idaho and was installed by Sterling Landscape.
In this design we used a composite deck as the upper area and a Basalite paver patio as the lower area. This project is located in Hidden Springs, Idaho and was installed by Sterling Landscape.
In this design, we used Basalite pavers for the entry walk, driveway, paths and patios. We also used Basalite products as a raised edge. This project is located in Boise, Idaho and was installed by Capitol Landscape.
For steps - you can not get a more finished/refined look, than a bullnose paver. In this design we used the bullnose paver from Basalite for the steps and Basalite pavers for the landing, entry walk and driveway. This project is located in Hidden Springs and was installed by Sterling Landscape.
For your next hardscape project, stop by the Showroom at Basalite to explore the opportunities!