Landscaper in Seattle improves home in Queen Anne
Curb Appeal of this home in Queen Anne, near Seattle, is greatly improved with landscaping.
A cute English bungalow nestled into the Queen Anne neighborhood was hidden from
the street by three overgrown pear trees. They not only secluded the home but at
the same time were jeopardizing the existing concrete retaining wall. By partnering
with Environmental Construction Inc to create a design for the front yard, we were
able to capture the architectural style of the house and complement it with clean
lines and desirable plantings that offer a warm welcome to the home. After the enhancement
was complete, the homeowner thanked ECI for creating “a landscape that truly makes
my house a home”.
Environmental Construction Landscape Project:
- Created an updated design for the front yard to include new retaining wall, entry
steps and walkway, permeable driveway along with plants & low voltage lighting for
the finishing touches. The client cherished a custom made metal railing and wanted
to ensure it could be re-installed with the updated design. Thus, the final design
was created with this in mind.
- Removed the 3 large pear trees, including the stumps and roots. Transplanted existing
rhododendrons and witch hazel and excavated poor soils offsite.
- Removed a majority of the existing concrete retaining walls and entry steps as well
as the existing concrete driveway.
- Installed terraced Concrete Block Walls and entry steps with concrete paver walkway.
- Installed permeable driveway.
- Installed new trees and plantings for seasonal color and year round interest.
- Added large container plantings at the sidewalk on either side of the steps to balance
the entry and ground the design.
- Installed low voltage lighting to enhance the entry garden at night – up lights
for specimen trees and path lights to guide your way to the front door.
This Queen Anne bungalow was hidden behind three overgrown pear trees.
Updated design opens up the home to the street. This creates a desirable curb appeal and a more inviting entrance.
Concrete block walls offer clean lines and terraced garden beds.
Large flower pots anchor the entrance and complement the custom metal railing.