This is another project we finished up in North Bend in the new River Glen community. The existing landscape was only sod in the backyard with a minimal planting area. The front yard remains the same except for a small paver patio on the side of the house and pavers lining the driveway to make it easier for the homeowner to get in and out of vehicles. We installed 2’x2′ Belgard Plaza pavers in charcoal color for all of the hardscape areas. We added about ten feet off of the existing concrete patio to give the homeowner added space for seating. To adjust for elevation off of the back patio we installed a smaller border planter to ease the transition into the lawn. We tried to keep the planting minimal to allow the homeowner to put her personal touch on the area. Two Coral Bark Maples and an Mt. Hemlock were used as the anchor trees in the back planters. Miscanthus grass, heather, and daylilies were also added. Three large apple trees are evenly spaced in the back lawn (Fuji, Honey Crisp, and Gala). During the installation of the irrigation system, we discovered that the entire property (as is most of North Bend) was basically a cobble field. In keeping with sustainability, we used the extra cobble to create a dry river bed that helps with drainage issues at the low part of the lawn. This back yard is now a great spot to sit out and enjoy the Mt. Si views!

Initial Landscape - Before

Initial Landscape - Before