Low-Maintenance & Family-Friendly Backyard Resort

With friends and family of all ages visiting often, this family knew it was time to upgrade their backyard into a more usable space. With the lawn almost completely blocked off from the patio by a wall of arborvitae trees, both the lawn and patio felt smaller than they really were. Poor visibility across these areas made entertaining and watching over playing children needlessly more difficult.


The clients wanted to merge the lawn and patio and expand the outdoor entertaining space to better utilize the entire backyard, keep a sizeable lawn for their young children, and create a comfortable, flowing space that met the needs of adults and children alike. Alderwood Landscaping and Construction was chosen due to our impressive portfolio and personal recommendation from a friend.


Work was completed on time in under 10 weeks and on budget for less than $100,000. During construction, we discovered drainage flowing from an adjoining property. We remedied this via a drainage system to direct water to an appropriate area.


The finished space is the clients’ ideal family-friendly backyard resort: a covered natural stone patio, custom stone fire pit, custom LED lighting, hot tub, professional grading and drainage solution, and low maintenance landscaping that complements the space and exterior of the home.

Call today to meet with a a licensed landscape architect – (425) 765-3550

Design Elements

  • Covered Natural Stone Patio
  • Custom Stone Fire Pit
  • Custom LED Lighting
  • Hot Tub
  • Professional Grading
  • Custom Drainage Solution
  • Low Maintenance Plants and Trees

Starting your backyard resort is easy.

We walk you through the process from design to finished construction. With our multi-disciplinary team of licensed landscape architects, designers, project managers, and licensed contractors on your side, creating your dream backyard will almost be as easy as enjoying it.