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BEER GARDEN - MOUNTAIN BROOK, ALABAMA

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Installed kegerator in nook under garage stairs
  • Installed new stone patio
  • Added boxwood hedge
  • Added french hydrangeas
  • Added lenten roses
  • Installed festive lighting in trees

DETAILS:

Originally an area beside the garage where grass struggled, an opportunity was created to repurpose the area as a Beer Garden for the homeowner's enjoyment of his favorite brew! Characteristics of a classic "Biergarten" include wooden tables, shade tree canopy, gravel or stone flooring, evergreen hedging and festive lighting. We included all of that, plus more (no garden is complete without a beer gnome) and the homeowner is thrilled with the outcome!

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BUNGALOW PARKING - MOUNTAIN BROOK, ALABAMA

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Removed overgrown shrubs/trees
  • Installed 2 car parking pad for teen drivers
  • Installed boxwood hedge border
  • Added color with perennial bloomers
  • Pruned and shaped existing shrubs/trees
  • Installed new lawn
  • Installed evergreen corner planting

DETAILS:

Overgrown landscape and lack of parking were two major issues facing this homeowner which detracted from the charm and curb appeal of their sweet bungalow. Plantings were not in scale with the property and parking on the road was a poor option due to narrowness of street. The landscape was modified to include a parking pad for teen drivers and new plantings were installed that were more in keeping with the architecture and complemented the home. Definition was given to the lawn and a pyramidal holly framed the corner of the house where its winter red berries were beautiful against the creamy brick.

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FOUNTAIN WALL GARDEN - MOUNTAIN BROOK, ALABAMA

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Regrouped existing pots for dramatic impact
  • Added evergreen structure
  • Regrouped existing plants
  • Expanded planting area to add butterfly attracting perennials
  • Reworked fountain for dramatic impact

DETAILS:

A neglected garden wall and fountain, plus the desire for a butterfly garden, is why this homeowner sought assistance with design. The new garden design reused many of the existing pots and reworked some existing plantings while expanding the planting area and adding Japanese Plum Yew for evergreen structure, and butterfly attracting perennials such as: Butterfly Bush, Lantana, Verbena, Coneflower and Salvia. Other plants included succulents, yucca, fern, scaevola (fan flower), coleus, caladiums and herbs. A good design always incorporates what IS working for the homeowner and tries to reuse or repurpose materials into the new concept when allowed. That is exactly what occurred here and the homeowner enjoyed a summer filled with butterflies without breaking the bank!

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