When this customer bought her home a large dying tree had wrecked havoc on the existing landscape, and she was ready to start over. She wanted to create a space that was not only appealing, but provided room for her grandson to play.

In the front, we used a combination of street side plantings and flagstone landings add curb appeal and accessibility. In the back, play spaces are integrated within an array of nectar-rich plantings to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. This encourages play in an area that would otherwise serve as just a path from the front yard to the back. A recycled tire dragon greats you as you make your way to the back yard, while a cedar climbing wall serves double duty by also screening the AC unit from view. Another double duty solution was the screening added to the stairs; this provides discrete storage as well as a garden space for herbs.

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