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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.

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Boulder Wall

Mortared natural fieldstone boulders

Plants

Weeping Japanese maple, creeping raspberry, creeping yew, oak-leaf hydrangea, dogwoods, azaleas, seasonal annuals

Pathway

Three-piece multicolored tumbled paver system from Belgard, www.belgard.biz

 

 

 

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