Arbor Green Landscapes was hired to develop a new landscaping design and execute it over a period of years.
We built a stone bridge over the stream by installing deep concrete footers and constructing a bridge of rebar-reinforced concrete, veneered with natural flagstone. We edged the stream with strategically-placed boulders interspersed with water-hungry plants such as ferns and Yellow Flag Iris.
A round flagstone patio was installed on a flat area near the stream to provide seating and a visual focal point. A steep hill was terraced with low stone retaining walls. Before, the steep hill was impossible to traverse. Now, a meandering path of boulder steps allows for easy access up and down the hill.
Old plantings were rearranged to achieve better massing. In this largely shady garden, new plants include weeping a Caroline Silverbell tree, Skimmia japonica, Virginia Bluebells, Foxglove and Monkshood.