The new, smaller deck is in proportion to the house, and the new patio has two areas for outdoor living.
Just before the installation was completed, the area was hit with a microburst wind storm, which felled several nearby mature trees. This had a big impact on the yard’s lighting conditions. After reassessing the plan, mixes of low maintenance sun and shade plants were installed to occupy spaces which once had been turf and the children’s playset.
Along the side yard, the drainage issues were resolved by installing a permeable paver sidewalk, also constructed of Whitacre Greer clay pavers. Re-directing the home’s downspouts underground into a gravel dry well and re-grading the lawn also addressed the drainage problem. This spring, an installation of water-loving plants in this area will complete the transformation.
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