As summer ends, we are moving into our busy winter season and we need a few extra hands to keep us on task. Do you know someone who might be a good fit? Are YOU a good fit? We'd love to hear from you!
See our job descriptions below. Please email cover letter and resume to Jake Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
For five years our client was unable to reach the backyard from the deck without having to circumnavigate the house. Due to this, the backyard didn't see much action, or much love. In cases like this, it is great to be able to reunite people with the landscapes that they intimately live with.
We designed and built steps from the second floor deck that would enable to owners, their kids, and their dog, the ability to use the backyard as a gathering space. We built a small flagstone patio, and will eventually plant out the garden to create a bit more privacy and greenery to cozy up the area and make it a destination, rather than just an inaccessible eyesore.
We also installed tiered greenbeds in the front yard, and a cistern along the side of the house that they can use to water the vegetables with. All in all, a lovely project, and so great to see the yard become a favorite spot for the family to enjoy.
Stage 3: Next up... plants!
A veritable tangle of things existed in this backyard space before we started on it, including a beat up old shed that was removed, and a whole lot of weeds. We decided to create an oasis for the family, including the kids, who needed some fun spaces and places for hiding, jumping on, and gathering.
Complete with two hugelkultur log beds, a new fence, gate, and bike wheel arbor repurposing an existing arbor structure, an inlaid flagstone patio, stone steps, log steps, and of course, a greywater sink to top it all off. This project was messy! We had piles upon piles of things, trash, materials, tools, and logs. The client, ever patient and excited, was thrilled with the result.
We'll be back in the fall to put in some plants and we look forward to seeing how the space develops over the years! Take a look below for some featured elements in this newly awesome garden space.
A work in progress for sure. We added a small retaining wall at the back that will support the new fence and gate while creating one parking spot in the back alleyway.
We put in two hugelkultur raised beds complete with plumbing for a greywater sink that allow the owner to wash veggies and water veggies all at the same time!
We added steps into the yard and a sweet under deck flagstone patio.
This is how Stone Soup Gardens rolls - check out our blog for current, upcoming, and past projects, events, and other super cool stuff worth mentioning.