Basic Graphic Images Below:
Completed Landscape Design:
In these images I used design ideas from Normandy France, English principles, and modern design elements.
The six European Hornbeam trees you see in the above image are fantastic in fall and they add an element of order to contrast with the natural shape of the pool, and woodland below. Look up ” Columnar European Hornbeam fall color ” to see how they look in the fall.
In the above image you can see three sets of steps and a gravel path for the walkway, this will minimize cost and help you to get up the steeper portions of the slope.
In the image above and below you can see some tall plants and those are columnar Cedars, the plants below are Green Mountain Boxwood, and Rose Creek Abelia. I also put a Liberty Holly at the end of the driveway on the corner.
The large purplish red plant is a Tamukeyama Japanese Maple which goes wonderfully with stone and waterfeatures.
In the above image you can see some dwarf Boxwoods on either side of the walkway and Liberty Hollies on all four corners of the Gazebo area.
In the above image you can see some white blooming Hydrangea, these are on the north side.
In the above image you can see some green grass and red grasses, these are Carl Forester Grass and Panicum Hot Rod. Both grasses are very easy care, just trim once during winter.
In the above image you can see how the plants are hiding the driveway and much more pleasant to look at.
In a few places you will again see dwarf Boxwoods, Pyrmidal Green Mountain Boxwoods, and Carl Forester Grasses.
The plants near the waterfall are Tamukeyama Japanese Maple, Serpentine Blue Atlas Cedar, Otto Luyken Laurels, and Nandina Filamentosa this form of Nandina is not common at all and makes waterfeatures look amazing.
In the above and below images I have added a retaining wall with Boxwoods to bring up the area and designate where the steps are.
The plants in the wooded area are Dogwoods. Redbuds, Ferns ( seveal to choose from ), Hosta, and two kinds of Rhododendrons ( pink and white blooming ).
On both sides of the wooded area are drain swales with rock to slow the water for erosion purposes.
With the plantings I used the view remains open but orderly. Take a look at what I have here, make a list of the things you would like changed if any and we will need to talk so I can make any changes you like in the one batch change. Talk soon.