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.
8/9/2017 09:40:52 am
Hey! These are my neighbors. You guys did a great job. I love walking down the alley, and seeing the bike arbor. I've got some good ideas for my yard, when we get to it. I just bought the house so we've got lots of structural and interior work to do first.
8/14/2017 12:37:07 pm
Hey Joe - Thanks! The bike arbor is a great addition, and will at some point be a source of color for the alley as well, once it gets planted out.
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