Before: Unfinished LandscapeThomas has lived in house for several years, but has recently found a love for gardening. He's been using his backyard as a practice area; however, there's been no design to his planting. He'd like to reuse a lot of his plants, while incorporating some structure.
After: Stunning PavilionLandscape designer Tim Panchot creates a botanical oasis complete with a stately wrought iron pavilion. A crushed stone patio takes center stage with colorful tiles accenting the deep blue rock. Earthen berms anchor the corners of the yard and create a sunken entertaining area.
Before: Overexposed YardThe plain square yard is exposed to the street and neighbors, so Thomas wants a more private area where he can entertain. The crumbling retaining wall is a hazard and needs to be replaced. Plus, it's time to get rid of the old clothes line and his piles of trash.
After: Simple Stone PathwaysCedar fence panels interspersed with hardy evergreens create privacy, while still providing an open feeling to the space. A cedar arbor frames the side entrance to the yard, and a summer kitchen is designed to house Thomas' huge grill. The old flower garden has been given new life by strategically scattered its plantings throughout the yard.