PRIME TIME: "Diggin' Dirt" Blog
 
Oct
30

Time For Change

2015 – a time for lawn removal, drought tolerant landscapes, and rain gardens to collect water runoff.

With that in mind, our customer set out to upgrade, update and make her front entry more inviting.

1. Our first concern in designing was the drainage. Historically there has been water collecting close to the house from downspouts on this very flat property.

2. There was a very narrow walkway fro the front door and very little pedestrian room between cars parked in the driveway and lawn area.

 

Design —

1. We graded all areas for even contours sloping away from the house and directed toward a rain garden left side of the main yard.

2. We widened the driveway for pedestrian passage

3. Added a walkway front he street parking to courtyard area leading to the front entry.

4. We decided to tie in the existing brick at the front door, with a brick seat wall, and ribbons through the walk and driveway, with the classic look of exposed aggregate.

Form it up!…

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And now we are ready for the mason to begian

 

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The front step is laid out, can’t wait to see the brick ribbons through the exposed aggregate.

 

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The front entry is laid out, can’t wait to see the brick ribbons through the exposed aggregate!