This was a big project, not necessarily in scale, but in coordinating all the different elements — design, plantings, fencing, lighting, stonework, irrigation and even dirt delivery — and being able to have that coincide with the pool construction and all it’s different phases.
The design phase began early. First thing was to determine how many trees needed to be removed. We also helped the homeowner determine placement of the pool from the house and ensured plenty of room was available for a large pool deck and the addition of a new porch.
Next the existing wooden porch needed to be removed to make for a large, open deck made with synthetic wood.
Before you know it, it was installation day. We had the whole crew out, including our landscape architect who was not shy about moving things around more than once until everything was placed exactly the way she saw it in her mind. Oftentimes, what looks great on paper, changes when the plantings are actually put in the ground. There is always some shifting here and there until everything fits perfectly.
Irrigation installation and lighting came next.
The homeowner needed a subtle way to hide the pool pump. We accomplished that with Cedar planks and eventually, climbing vines.
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