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Going beyond builder-basic

There are a lot of “builder basic” landscapes in Vancouver, and landscaping is often one item that gets pushed further down the priority list, or even forgotten about entirely when building a new home.

Luckily, with our help, your new dream home can look like it from the outside, too.

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Sunbathing on the patio

Here’s an awesome example of how a landscaper can take a fine yard and turn it into something incredible. The first image here is the yard we started with.

As you can see, the redesign of this backyard not only made it a more practical space to entertain and relax in, but the clean lines of the patio make the area feel easily twice as large.

We were able to help the homeowner keep their personal style in the look of the space, and now this backyard can be shared even better with friends and family.

If you want to get a lot more out of your yard, or are just sick of that cookie cutter builder basic landscaping, give us a call and we can give you something you’ll love.

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Beautiful crocosmia for color

Tired of your yard looking drab in the heat of summer? Wishing your garden had more than browns and (hopefully) a few different green tones when the rains finally clear up and we can finally enjoy the sunshine?

Well, look no further than our good friend Crocosmia!

This colorful family of plants brings a wide variety of summer blooming, warm toned flowers with nice sharp lines. They’re pretty easygoing and can be utilized in a number of great spots in a planter bed or garden, whether they’re the star of the show or part of a supporting cast.

Once they are established, they are fairly drought resistant, and they even attract butterflies and hummingbirds, which is why you’ve probably seen multiple varieties of them all over town. 

If you’ve been convinced to try out the versatile and diverse family of beautiful flowers, give us a call and we can provide some locally sourced crocosmia to brighten up your summer!

Vancouver Front Yard Transformation

Everyone loves a before & after shot. This complete overhaul of a SW Washington yard saw this:
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Become THIS:

This clean, simple design looks so natural and well-suited to this home and neighborhood. It’s come a long way!

To achieve something that looks this good, it takes real expertise and a custom touch. Here’s a point-by-point assessment of the project, note how many of the key components required some tailoring unique to just this project:

 – Manorstone retaining wall with a cap detail in NW Blend
 – Dominion Slate pathways in harvest blend
 – Block & paver steps custom fit to unique shape of the driveway transition
 – Custom pattern designed to fit these steps
 – Custom pattern designed to fit this pathway
 – Custom curves to shape the path to the retaining wall
 – Complete lawn renovation with sod installation
 – Complete bed renovation with new plants and medium fir bark dust
 – Irrigation adjustments to fit the new shape of the yard

We have excellent suppliers and access to top notch commercial materials, but it takes more than just good blocks to make a project like this a reality.

Our consultants are meeting with homeowners and property managers every day to plan projects just like this one. Give us a call today.

Working with what you have

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We created this sitting area by incorporating the space around it into our plan. This could have been installed this way, and if you didn’t know what it looked like beforehand, it would be impossible to notice.

The challenges here are in making sense of the space, and incorporating the elements that were already present to present a finished product that still looks cohesive.

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Comparing the before and after shots makes the project look simple, but this is an aspect of our work that we’re always looking to share. We brought in flagstone that included some more of the same colors and even left two of the pillars from the water feature we removed to serve as outdoor seating. Now this is a much more accessible space, and it’s exactly what our client was looking to see.

We do a lot of exciting construction projects involving either completely tearing out existing landscaping or working on fresh dirt. Not every project starts like that, though– and we can get great results working with what’s already there.

Do you have an area of your yard that you love, but you wish you could see all around your property? Do you wish that patio feature, walkway, or garden area was just a little different? Give us a call, and one of our consultants can work with you to make it happen.