Seattle Landscaper improves landslide-prone hillside
Paver patio, pergola, retaining wall, and plantings create a secluded garden room
for this hillside home in Madrona.
This entry courtyard is in the Madrona neighborhood of Seattle, WA. The homeowner
wanted to convert the unused space on an Environmentally Critical slope into a secluded
garden room that graces the senses of sight, sound and scent. The project components
include a circular paver patio framed by a three-posted pergola, Tenino sandstone
steps, a drilled basalt water feature and impact plantings. The home is located
in a neighborhood designated as Environmentally Critical and prone to landslides.
The new patio location is adjacent the entry walk and below a timber retaining wall.
Environmental Construction's Erosion Control Landscaping:
- Stone, block and timber retaining walls were constructed around the patio provide hillside
- Three drilled basalt columns installed as a water feature reduce street noise.
- Drainage at the edge of the patio collects and removes the rain water off of the
hillside to mitigate erosion control.
- Fragrant native shrubs and trees frame the patio to create “soft walls.”