Striking the right balance in a multi-use back yard was a big priority for this client. A young family and a passion for dinner parties guided their landscape needs. And a scenic but complex property that plunges two stories down to nearby Shoal Creek created project guidelines.
The multi-pronged install is the product of a partnership between Maas Verde and Eischen’s General Contracting, LLC. The Eischen crew first installed the awning, deck, and outdoor kitchen. Maas Verde finished the space with the steel-edged gravel landing, rain-absorbing garden bed, and turf lawn.
Choosing the right materials and building to last were Maas Verde’s priorities. Signals that this landscape would be well-loved were everywhere — from the client’s energetic young pet Weimeraner to the packs of neighborhood kids who swarmed through the job site daily!
3/16″ custom welded steel edging retains the gravel pit against a concrete curb. The material will stand up to heavy foot traffic over time, and limit gravel from spilling away downhill.
The same edging separates the mulched bed from the lawn. Maas Verde chose attractive, easy-going Webberville sedge (Carex perdentata) for the bed. The shady area and location right below a gutter and downspout will suit its tolerance for wet roots. But in a drought, it won’t give up.
Shade-tolerant Emerald Zoysia was the clear choice for the lawn. A small paver walkway provides easy access to the firewood rack.
End result: one of Maas Verde’s most versatile and cohesive residential landscapes.