South Russell Secret Small Garden

8/2/2016

South Russell Secret Small Garden

The owners of this South Russell condo were looking for a cozy, yet complete backyard renovation. First, excavation was needed along the existing retaining wall. Then, came the addition of an enclosed, secret garden consisting of flowers with constant blooming. A paver patio was installed off of the kitchen slider door. The colorful oasis was exactly what the gardening-loving homeowner envisioned. Finally, a natural stone table was added as the centerpiece of the design. This hideaway adds privacy to a small condo backyard. IMAGE...

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Shaker Heights Water Feature

Shaker Heights Water Feature

This project in Shaker Heights featured the addition of two water features, flanking both ends of the existing patio. The homeowners consisted of a young family, as well as in-laws. Each wanted to create their own water structure, so the challenge existed in designing complementary features that did not compete with one another. The waterfall, complete with fish, was built for the children, while the bubbler was the choice of the in-laws. The structures are tucked below the respective party’s bedroom, allowing for the enjoyment of calming background noise. IMAGE...

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Indian Hills Park Wetland Renovation

Indian Hills Park Wetland Renovation

This wetland renovation process at Indian Hills Park in Ashtabula Township centered around restoration of the area to its natural wetlands state. That goal was accomplished by installing a weir to control the water levels and adding plants typically native to Ohio wetlands. An elevated boardwalk was constructed to lead visitors to a viewing platform within the wetlands. The rustic construction allows for the preservation of picturesque wildlife. Walking paths along the river were installed for observation, as well as a primitive canoe launch, inviting patrons to bring their own boats. An unkempt wetland area evolved to a beautifully guided nature walk! IMAGE...

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