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Multi-Level Landscape

Location: Alexandria, VA

Client’s Objectives for their Landscape:

This young family wanted to transform their unusable, hilly, muddy backyard into an interactive outdoor space for them to enjoy for many years. The client’s objectives for their landscape included these main elements: level usable areas for their children to play, patio, firepit, walkways, and drainage mitigation to keep them out of the mud.

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Main Features of the Landscape Project:  

The ambiance and warmth provided by the firepit complements the patio and extends outdoor entertaining, dining, and relaxing opportunities into the cooler months. The family really enjoys spending time at home with each other and friends in their private outdoor room in all seasons.

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Major Challenges:

The most challenging aspect of this design was the terrain of the property. It was very hilly with a difficult slope and required extensive grading to create usable spaces. A series of terraced stone walls were installed to create multi-level usable space, separate but unified.

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Special or Unusual Features:

The children’s level private playground is conveniently located a few hops away from the backdoor and is visible from the back of the house and patio, allowing for many safe adventures up at the playground. A synthetic turf area was added adjacent to the patio. This functional and fun feature is used as a game area to practice putting and soccer, as well as a drainage component.

Planting beds unify the landscape with color, definition, and seasonal interest. Walkways were added to provide circulation through the series of outdoor spaces.

The client’s vision and our team’s skills have created a thoughtful landscape with space for everyone.

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