Backyard Sanctuary Along Golf Course
The clients’ plain, ‘builder-grade’ backyard was never the right solution for this pristine property on a golf course. They didn’t know exactly what they wanted, but they knew they wanted something special and that their neighborhood landscaper wouldn’t be capable of designing and executing a plan worthy of their aspirations. Alderwood Landscaping and Construction was chosen for our professionalism, creativity, and quality of work.
At the request of the couple, the existing patio was preserved and incorporated into the new design. Our team completed saw-cuts along the edges to re-shape the patio, create interest, and make room for planting beds. A major concern we had was drainage: the backyard was essentially a bowl. Alderwood crews installed a large drainage sump in the corner of the back yard and installed subsurface drain lines in the lawn areas that connected to the sump to minimize flooding and home foundation saturation concerns. Construction was completed on time and on budget in 7 weeks for $100-125,000.
This backyard was transformed from a boring and rarely used space into a diverse entertaining and relaxing area. The new deck staircase offers easy access to the backyard from the second floor. A relaxing soak in the hot tub is underlined by the soothing sounds of falling water from the nearby waterfall. They can enjoy a nice family dinner or host parties of 30-40 people on the newly re-shaped patio and from up on the deck. Low voltage lighting adds another level to the sanctuary experience and accents the water feature, plantings, and beautiful pavers.