Picture this. You’re having a backyard party. You’re just putting the finishing touches on a nice spread of food and drink while the evening outdoor lights blink on. Lovely music is playing in the background, the hot tub is bubbling, and people are starting to arrive. Everything looks pristine. Your screened-in porch is the perfect spot to relax, admire the beautiful garden you’ve worked so hard on, and entertain your friends. But… there’s just one problem. Every time you look over your shoulder, you see it. Nagging at you. Bating you. Mocking you. There’s that one bald spot in the middle of the yard you just can’t look past. Nothing will grow there. The soil is impossible! It looks sad and neglected and it doesn’t matter how everything else looks; it will always draw your attention, including your guests. What is a host to do?
This scenario wasn’t too far off for a client of ours. That’s when she gave us a call.
The plan was simple: Add 2 parallel short stone walls that would create tiers on the hill, thus providing gardening spaces and dividing the area visually. We also wanted to replace the old stone steps with some that were sturdier, wider, and better looking all around.