This property owner’s request to bring the landscape to the “next level” was addressed in the design to do several key things.
Overgrown, unhealthy and out-of- scale plants were removed first. Existing irrigation was mapped and re-engineered by using low precipitation rate multi-stream turf nozzles to “gain” additional zones for shrub bed drip zone use. A boulder staircase and dry-laid crab orchard grilling patio were added in back as well as large leaf tropical plants such as banana, fig and elephant ears at the owner’s request. A flat and colorless front central planting space was overhauled adding a berm planted with specimen plants and annuals to contrast with the light color of the home helped this project win the 2012 Merit Award from the Georgia Urban Agriculture Council.