This project in Chester county was extensive and exhilarating. Our clients wanted their property to be an oasis, someplace they didn’t want to leave. We took a deep breath and created something we would have wanted if this was our own home.
What was once a clean, barren slate is now a wonderful place for the new West Chester family to enjoy.
The old barn walls made for a great backdrop for the natural stone walkways and patio.
The Flagstone patio is a great spot to hang out and watch pollinators, and also shines with beautiful colors that compliment the colors in the garden.
A natural stone wall and steps with PA bluestone treads will continue to greet visitors at this Chester Springs home for many years while only increasing in character.
The 100+ year old Main Line Wynnewood home now also features this large flagstone patio made with “blue-blue” PA bluestone.
Since this is a deer ridden and very exposed area, the plants needed to be super tough. Not a problem for these native asters!
Boulder walls are a great way to retain a hill.
At this home in Downingtown, there were many dwarf evergreens that had outgrown their space. Most dwarf evergreens eventually get too big for an area right along the house and walkway.
This home in Glennmore had the typical landscape of plants that are too big for the space. We replaced with plantings that have enhanced the small area between house and walkway that over time won’t outgrow that space.
PA bluestone flagstone has so many color variations it’s no wonder it can be used anywhere including this gorgeous pool in Downingtown, PA.
Replacing the area with native grasses, ferns, and shrubs that can tolerate the dry, shade, and deer changed the site from ugly to pleasing.
In Wynnewood PA, a backyard area is set along side a creek. The home owner wished for a sitting area to enjoy the creekside views. A retaining wall to combat storm erosion was also a necessity and not impacting the flood plains was an important element to this challenging project.
A new home in Downingtown, PA was in serious need of completing an outdoor living space. The main floor of this house is elevated from ground level. The first thought is to install a deck, but we like to think beyond first thoughts.
This house in Downingtown was built on previous woodlands, and of course now the runoff from the hill used to run straight into the house.
This historic home in Pottstown wasn’t a big job, but a very satisfying one. Invasive barberry and other nonnative overgrown shrubs were removed and replaced with a native perennial garden set against an old stone wall. Much better:).