Scrapbook – October 2007

Family property becomes European-inspired community park
Townhome community, Glenview, Illinois
Landscaping designed and installed by Moore Landscapes, Northbrook, Illinois

Brothers Victor and Eric Moore, co-owners of Moore Landscapes, recently transformed 10 acres of family property into Linden Tree Lane townhome community. Paying homage to historic European streets, the brothers minimized the main thoroughfare’s width and added large caliper shade trees. For pedestrians, they created sidewalks in front of boxwood-lined front yards. They also kept the turfgrass to a minimum and devoted more than five acres to open green space, including a large entry pond and fountain.

Price withheld by owner’s request.

Pool, plantings create tropical ambiance
Private residence, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Landscaping designed and installed by The Elysian Design & Landscape Group, Keego Harbor, Michigan

After a brick paving project didn’t turn out as expected, these homeowners contracted Daniel Weiss and his crew to redesign their backyard to allow more functionality and family use. The Elysian Design & Landscape Group installed a brand-new patio with different rooms and functions. At the outset, the backyard was supposed to be all turf, but a few months later the homeowners decided to add a pool. The site lines and variety of plant material help give the yard and patio a tropical feel.

Price: $100,000+

All-inclusive, backyard entertainment
Private residence, Fremont, California
Landscaping designed and installed by Pacheco Brothers Gardening, Hayward, California
These West Coast homeowners wanted to replace their overgrown backyard with an area they could use and enjoy year round. Pacheco Brothers Gardening terraced the yard with a Keystone Country Manor wall seat and installed low-maintenance plants along the new fence line. A 12-inch-wide strip of decomposed granite separates the lawn from the wall to make mowing easier. The outdated and cracked concrete path was replaced with pavers, and the concrete patio was overlaid with flagstone to bring a cohesive look to the hardscaping.

Price: $30,000

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