When Landscape Concepts was contacted by the homeowner of a property in St. Louis Hills, the customer stated that their yard was basically a blank slate and they wanted both front foundation update as well as an entire backyard renovation. Upon the initial visit to the home, Landscape Concepts spoke with the homeowners and learned of their wants and needs for their space. The designer was able to come up with a design plan that the customer was looking for.
As you see when first looking at the front of the home, it lacked a bit of curb appeal and had an awkward slope that made planting a bit difficult.
By installing a terraced segmental retaining wall across the front of the property Landscape Concepts was able to create three levels of planting beds while also masking some of the slope in the yard. By using the segmental retaining Country Cottage blocks by Keystone we were able to tie in the retaining wall with the stonework that existed on the façade of the house. Landscape Concepts then installed various plantings within the tiered beds to allow for seasonal pops of colors as well as a Japanese Maple to bring a balance between the plantings and the front entryway.
When Landscape Concepts stepped into the homeowners backyard it really was a blank slate for the designer to come up with a plan to completely transform the space into a beautiful oasis for the customer.
The clients wanted Landscape Concepts to use creative license to create a more unique useable yard that would be functional and able to use for many years to come as well as be low maintenance and easy to care for.
By removing the existing patio and walkway and designing a curved patio to incorporate in the new design plan as well as some well placed plantings, the area was transformed into a backyard retreat for the homeowners. With pops of colors throughout the plantings to ensure year round color and interest as well as including curved planting beds to mimic the new patio design while creating a more natural feel to the space and soften the straight lines of the house and garage.