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Project 2  •  Contemporary makeover of a ranch-style home’s landscape

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The owner of this Sellwood neighborhood home wanted to remove most turf and use low-maintenance plantings. The side yard would include perennials and edibles in new raised beds. The back yard brought opportunity for bermed areas, a new deck and dry streambed with a beautiful stone pathway leading to a  Japanese-inspired sitting pavilion. The owner enjoys watching birds and also wanted plants with year-round interest. Along the street and sidewalk are drought tolerant perennials.  J. Walter Landscape & Irrigation provided expert installation service.

Backyard before

Backyard before

 A finished wooden deck projects into the design

An expansive deck enables views into all areas of landscape

The large deck offers ample space for container plantings

The large deck offers ample space for container plantings

 

 

Textural contrast and perennial color provide all-season appeal

Textural contrast and perennial color provide all-season appeal

 

Design incorporated a dry streambed with a stone pathway

Design incorporated a dry streambed with a stone pathway

Screening was achieved through a diverse selection of deciduous and evergreen plantings

The plan incorporated diverse screening

 

Layers and textures abound in a relatively small space

Layers and textures abound in a relatively small space

Custom metal pieces by Jill Torberson provide artful accents

Custom metal pieces by Jill Torberson provide artful accents

 

Bright foliage stands out against darker bamboo backdrop

Bright foliage stands out against darker bamboo backdrop

The side yard combines perennials with raised vegetable beds

The side yard combines perennials with raised vegetable beds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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