Scrapbook – January 2008

“Curb appeal” enhances remodeling job
Private residence, Harris Township, Michigan
Landscaping designed and installed by English Gardens, Pontiac, Michigan

A winner of the Michigan Green Industry Association’s 2007 silver award, this landscape accompanies a home that was recently remodeled on the inside and outside, and needed a revamped front landscape to create curb appeal. The side landscape was added to create a buffer from the busy side street and additional privacy for the patio area. Dense ‘Gem” Yews were planted for foundation coverage, and a Hinoki False Cypress adds height and interest in front of the brick courtyard wall. Green Velvet Boxwood was installed to create hedging and enable color display for the Spirea and Daylily.
Price: $8,277

Courtyard extends living space
Private residence, Hawthorn Woods Country Club,
Lake County, Illinois
Landscaping designed and installed by Root Feeders, Spring Grove, Illinois

Don Guzan, head designer at Root Feeders, transformed an undeveloped space into a classic courtyard with a sitting wall, stoops, serpentine sidewalks, seasonal plantings and garden art. Unilock Brussels pavers and dimensional block were used to enhance and blend in with existing architectural features. Knockout roses, Heuchera, Boxwood, Yew, Veronica, Blue Rug Juniper, Weigelia and Compact Korean Spice Viburnum help to frame and complement the installed hardscaping.
Price: $11,000

Back yard channels Tuscan opulence
Private residence, Calabasas, California
Landscaping designed and installed by The Green Scene, Canoga Park, California
The homeowners love traveling the world and wanted a romantic, Old World feel and European touches for their new back yard. They also wanted top-of-the-line outdoor kitchen appliances and an infinity pool for grandchildren. The cultured stone courtyard and fireplace colors are a mixture of fieldledge and hillstone, and the pavers are Noche Travertine. Bahamas tile by Portebello finished the pool and spa areas.
Price withheld by customer’s request

The Attachments Idea Book
Landscapers use a variety of attachments for doing everything from snow removal to jobsite cleanup, and regardless of how often they are used, every landscaper has a favorite attachment.
Attachments Idea Book Cover