Scrapbook – March 2008

Pool becomes center of attention
Private residence, Ocala, Florida
Landscaping designed and installed by
Custom Scapes Landscaping, Weirsdale, Florida

The homeowners were looking to add appeal to the plain pool stuck in the middle of their backyard. The lawn was sloped in different directions, so Custom Scapes began by terracing down from the pool to create multiple levels. Hacienda blocks and fill dirt were used to achieve this look, and the varying levels were topped off with natural flagstone mortared into place. The house and pool were tied together with an additional flagstone patio in the same natural material as the terraces. Full landscaping was done around the perimeter of the area including the installation of Queen Palms, Ligustrums and Bottlebrush, as well as shrubs, groundcover and bark stone for the beds.
Price: $25,000

Lighting transformation
Private residence, Cleveland, Ohio
Lighting by Kichler Lighting, Cleveland, Ohio; Landscaping installed by Picture Perfect Yardscape and Design, Cleveland, Ohio

Lighting is sometimes overlooked when landscaping plans are drawn up, but not at this Cleveland home. Various lighting techniques were employed to play up the best features of the home and landscape. The homeowner designed the landscape plan and enlisted Picture Perfect Yardscape and Design to help with plant selection and implementation. Base ambient lighting using a wide-flood fixture on each side of the home provided a “base coat” for the landscape. Each corner was accented with narrow spot lamps to accentuate the bricks and siding shadows. Path lighting fixtures were clustered at key points to provide visual interest during the day and good illumination at night.
Price withheld by customer’s request.

Old World charm
Private residence, Plymouth, Minnesota
Landscaping designed and installed by
Luxury Lawns Landscape, Minneapolis, Minnesota

When Miles Lee of Luxury Lawns Landscape met with the homeowners, he got the sense they wanted their yard to have more than the “weed-infested, boulder look” of so many landscapes in the area. After thinking about the access and grade challenges of the project, Lee decided to create an Old World feel with hardscaping reminiscent of European castles. The project has many areas of interest and art including rose beds, planters and perennials. The boxwood design within flagstone is a unique element not readily found in the area.
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