Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Breckon Land Design Update

Breckon Land Design Update
Summer is just around the corner or as the weather would indicate, summer is here! Now is the time to think about your next landscape project.  We have been busy this spring and are excited to have added new staff members to our team.  Here are some of our recent projects currently under construction and/or completed:
  • Expo Idaho Entry
  • University of Idaho President's Residence
  • Rock Creek Elementary School - Twin Falls, ID
  • City of Meridian Parks Master Plan
  • Albertson's Corporate Headquarters Atrium Fountain
  • Meridian City Hall West Parking Lot
  • Victory Middle School
  • Hawaii Vacation home 3D Model and animation
  • several local and out of state residential projects
Take a look at our 2015 summer showcase that highlights our commercial, land development, public and residential project visualizations!!!

Project Spotlight: Highlands Residence

Existing Conditions: Located in the Highlands in North Boise, this residence had a front yard that was heavily sloped. The top of the slope was mass planted with junipers. 

The southern portion of the slope is unusable turf that was difficult to maintain. The front lacks variety and interest and the existing plants leave lots of debris.

Conceptual Design and Design Development: The client is given 3 design concepts to begin the design development process.  Each concept is meant to explore the potential of the space.  This is done by proposing varying concepts, materials and placement of design elements.

Design Development:  The concepts are presented to the client and typically are re-worked to achieve a final concept that will become the finished design.

Final Concept

Upon the request of the client we can use 3-D modeling to give them a much clearer picture of what the design will actually look like upon completion:

The entry to the home is reconfigured with a meandering stairway that interrupts the steep slope.

Retaining walls introduce rock mulch planter beds with groundcovers, grasses and perennials, all which assist in color, winter interest, form and maintenance.

 A private space is developed through the stairway’s weaving form. 

A modern design is topped off with unique address lettering.

Once the final concept is completed we create construction documents that a landscape contractor will use to build and install the project.  Construction documents for this project consist of a Materials Plan and a Landscape Plan.



Concrete work


After: The linear form of the retaining wall mirrors the linear siding of the home.

 Groundcover is still being established, rock planter beds allow for a low maintenance front  yard. 

After the summer growing season the contrast between the modern hardscape and a lush softscape will beautifully compliment the house.

Large modern lettering allows for ease of finding the house, it also matches the modern form of the hardscape.

Plantings provide color, visual interest and soften the hardscape edges of this modern design.

A big thanks to Sterling Landscape for installing another great project!!

Vendor Spotlight: Idaho Rock and Pottery

Idaho Rock and Pottery specializes in pottery, water features, patio furniture and decorative rock. They use vendors from all over the world offering their customers a large variety of choices, styles and colors.

With so many styles, colors, textures, shapes and sizes to choose from the options are endless for adding quality decor to your outdoor spaces.  Unique pieces imported from exotic locales allow customers to enhance their outdoor environments with personal style and taste.
Water Features:
Bubbling pottery

                                                               Bubbling Pillar
Old World Fountain
Patio Furniture:

A good mix of old-world and rustic outdoor decor style will enhance and provide comfort for any outdoor living space.

Specialty Items:


Annual color pots are a colorful addition to any landscape design. They can be used to soften edges, provide annual color and enhance the overall aesthetics of the design. Once annual color pots are connected to an existing or new drip irrigation system they are a very low maintenance amenity.

Idaho Rock and Pottery has a wide range of products from simple and elegant to detailed and ornate. They can more than exceed your needs for quality, worldly and unique outdoor decor.  Stop in and check out their decorative stone too!  Please see below for contact information:
Call - 208.939.6330
Visit - 1045 Anacona Ave., Eagle, Idaho 83616

Contractor Spotlight: Eagle Landscape Contractors Inc.

Eagle Landscape Contractors Inc.                                                                   

Founded in 1978 and in service for over thirty years, Eagle Landscape Contractor Inc., specializes in landscape design and construction.  Their expertise ranges from landscape design, construction, patio and wall implementation, water features, irrigation systems and planting schemes. Eagle Landscape is proficient in both residential and commercial design, with over 2,500 individual residences installed throughout the Treasure Valley. They also have a 15 acre tree farm where the team is able to choose healthy and high quality tree species for your project.   Here are some pictures of a recent installation:

Eagle Landscape has experience with all exterior landscape site elements such as:  paver installation, fire pits, shade structures, pools and more.

Eagle Landscape is very adept at technical or intricate design installations.
Check out their online portfolio and the online quote request to find out more about how Eagle Landscape can help revamp your outdoor space. Contact information is below.
Call- 208.939.8723
Visit- 3931 N. Ballantyne Lane Eagle, Idaho 83616