How Good Design Can Transform a Space

In the ‘before’ photos below you will see a typical ‘Forgotten’ back yard with weeds, awkwardly planted trees, a poorly sited utility shed, and grading issues. It all adds up to a space where the entertaining area is not attractive and uncomfortable to use.

A modest amount of professional landscaping support who made just a few changes has opened up the yard and created various use rooms. The ‘after’ photo below demonstrates the effects of installing a simple gravel seating area, surrounded by planting beds. The result is the creation of a tranquil reading and contemplation space while correcting the grading problems. In this transformation process, the storage shed was moved to the underutilized side yard, leaving the relatively flat portion of the yard for a play lawn to be enjoyed by the household’s children. The transformed yard can now provide many activity choices for entertaining friends and family.