Airmont Kid Friendly Backyard was last modified: October 24th, 2017 by pveriepe
**Winner of the 2011 NJNLA Grand Award.** This client came to us with one request in terms of the plants that were to be used in this landscape design…constant color. With that in mind, all of the plants we selected are either rebloomers, long-bloomers, or they have fall foliage. A highlight of the project is the rose garden full of Knock Out Roses that we installed behind the lakeside lounge area. A stained cedar pergola with a wet bar provides the perfect area to entertain, relax, or watch some television in the comfort of the shade provided by the pergola while sitting only a few feet from the swimming pool. In the center of the design, we selected fragrant hosta to provide a subtle fragrance to the entire pool area.
This client wanted to replace existing deck with a deck that provided more space for entertaining and spending time outdoors. We designed and built an Ipe deck featuring a custom cable railing. In order to utilize the deck in the evening as well as provide a nice ambiance, we installed built-in lighting on the steps as well as under the cantilevered bench. The bench was built in order to provide extra seating without the need for additional deck furniture.
These clients wanted to update the appearance of their driveway and front entrance. One of the key things we did in this design was to widen the steps to make the entrance from the driveway more inviting. We replaced the brick retaining wall with a natural stone wall with a custom bluestone cap. The brick walkway was replaced with a bluestone walkway leading to a new natural stone landing with bluestone treads and a custom aluminum railing.
*Winner of 2015 NJNLA Award & 2016 NJLCA Award* Our clients desired a backyard where they would completely relax. The existing site was flat, so to add interest, we created a raised dining patio by the house and a raised spa/waterfall on the backside of the swimming pool. In the sunny backyard, we designed a pergola with louvered roof so it can open in the sun and close in the rain. Our clients had a contemporary style inside their house, so we designed the patio and walk adjacent to the house with angular lines to blend with their contemporary style. As one walks away from the house towards the pool, the style of the landscaping becomes curvilinear and natural as it blends with the surrounding forest. We included elements of boulders, waterfalls, and fire in this more natural area of the landscape design.