The owner of this Bear Valley home rescued it and turned it into a gem, but the landscape did not yet reflect the client’s taste at all. Plenty of boulders and a few struggling plants made up most of the front yard, keeping company with a single overgrown Mugo Pine that had slowly overgrown the entry walk.
The new front yard landscape was designed using native Deer Grass, Coyote Bush ‘Pigeon Point’, and a few other varieties of low water plants to soften the boulders and long concrete driveway. A small carpet of lawn provides just the right size oasis as you enter the beautiful courtyard that ushers you to the front door. The courtyard was enhanced with a new wrought iron gate to replace an old wooden one, and a small table and chairs accented with lovely potted plants and a preserved real boxwood topiary on each side of the front door, creating a welcoming approach (photos are located in the gallery at the bottom of this page).
This client also has some amazing rock outcroppings in her back yard that overlooks the Bear Valley golf course. Beyond that there was not much else to give it personality. She really wanted to have a bocce ball court and a horse shoe pit, but was not sure how to fit it all in and still have space for landscaping. I helped her in the back yard by designing a space that gave her the recreation areas she was craving along with a pergola for friends and family to be sheltered from the sun while the games commence. Paths that wind around the boulders and plantings that enhance them greet you as you make your way to the bench or pergola sitting area at the far end of the yard. Now she has a beautiful view inside her yard as well as beyond. She let me know that several golfers have mentioned to her how great it looks, and how much they like it.
What our clients say about their finished landscape design
Anna modeled the yard around my desires and tastes, adding her creative touch for a space that is beautiful, practical and fun. Anna is very professional, and expectations were clearly communicated. Her vision for the final design was truly inspired.