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Inspiring Outdoor Living as Spring Emerges

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Downtown Modern

Overgrown front yard, porch pillars leaning, porch in disrepair

Client wants/needs: new porch with new brick pillars and new columns, raised planting area, new walkway, storage area under porch for recycle bins

Client had a perennial garden and wanted to save the existing Mountain Gold Alyssum and re-use in new design

Client loves to garden and loved her Alyssum

The design created a more elegant modern front yard with a modern smooth faced raised planter using Permacon’s Melville Tandem Wall in a Scandina grey with a Banas Kota Black coping to tie into the black windows and door on the house

The new walkway was a mixture of Melville Plank Paver runner pattern in a Scandina grey combined with a random pattern Melville 80 paver in Rockland Black

The deep contrasts in the pavers, Banas slab step and walls adds interest to this small city front yard

The massing of the Mountain Gold Alyssum in the raised planter added seasonal interest with its vibrant yellows

The Fireglow Japanese Maple in the planter will tone down the height of this two-storey home as it grows

All season colour is created with the combination of Hydrangea, Golden Carex, Astilbe, Morning Light Miscanthus, Golden Tiara Hosta, Black Eyed Susans, Boxwood and Bronze Beauty Ajuga

The modern horizontal board screens on the right of the property defined the property line and created a link between the garden and the porch of similar styling

The Kichler modern path lights continue the modern theme whether daytime or nighttime

Overall a lush garden was maintained for the client who loves to garden but with an updated modern look overall

Downtown Modern