Project Details

Skills Needed:
  • Deer Resistant Plantings
  • Design
  • Pavers
  • Pondless
  • Retaining Walls
  • Xeriscape

Project Description

There were two things at play for this outdoor oasis:

  • The backyard was small so space was a factor
  • The homeowner was in the military so it needed to be a low-maintenance space

We used both Xeriscape plants and turf to ensure the maintenance was pretty much next-to-nothing.

One of the unique aspects of the space is the custom patio. It’s a multi-use patio in which the homeowner can bring a fire pit out to or bring his telescope out and gaze at the stars.

The pondless water feature starts with a waterfall and flows alongside a patio, making the patio a perfect place for relaxing or entertaining guests. The area is surrounded by lush vegetation made up of a variety of plants from native to xeriscape. There’s even a garden bed perfect for vegetables.

Here’s how we accomplished both of those…