Remodeled by Outside Landscape Group, (770) 754-1188, www.outsidelandscapegroup.com
For this landscape makeover, the homeowners desired to create an exciting entrance into their Buckhead townhouse with an enhanced front yard. To achieve this goal, a bubbling stream with a waterfall and pond as well as a large boulder wall, 15 tons of fill dirt and new plantings were added—all within a budget in the $40,000 range. When constructing the boulder wall, loose gravel and a drainpipe were installed behind it to alleviate water pressure—an important safety measure. A weeping Japanese maple serves as the focal point of the renovated landscape with creeping raspberry as groundcover. Where the entry used to feature a sidewalk with a stairway leading straight to the front door surrounded on both sides by mulched plantings and tall bushes, the new entry includes an open lawn area, scaled-down landscaping, a water feature and gently sloping curved pathway to the front door for a more inviting look.
• Boulder Wall: Mortared natural fieldstone boulders
• Pathway: Three-piece multicolored tumbled paver system from Belgard, www.belgard.biz
• Plants: Weeping Japanese maple, creeping raspberry, creeping yew, oak-leaf hydrangea, dogwoods, azaleas, seasonal annuals