Defined Walkways

Defined Walkways

This client's house is shielded, on all sides, by strategically placed greenery. It's a good example of the benefits that come from planning a landscape design and maintaining it regularly. It stands out from the rest of the properties in the Tarrytown neighborhood, by the use of both, natural and man-made, boundaries. Let's breakdown our favorite features.

Steel Edging

Quarter inch corten steel edging was used all along the sidewalk to define the public walkways from the private walkways on the property. The steel edging also helps to house the large boxwoods that serve as a taller and softer border around the house. Subtle use of rusted steel edging is a good choice for this property's classical landscape aesthetic. It compliments the hardiness of the boxwoods and contrasts well with the loose pea gravel around it.

Photo taken from the sidewalk of the steel edging running along the front side of the house.

Plant Repetition

Good plant selection and plant repetition are typical for the classical landscape aesthetic. Boxwoods were repeatedly planted along the property's border with white rose bushes, on the front side of the property, to compliment them. Five medium-sized Crepe Myrtles are planted in a straight line, between the street and the sidewalk, creating a taller (more colorful) border for the property. This client's property is a good example of how to use only three different plant species to establish an aesthetic.

Photo taken from the sidewalk of the garden at the front right side of the house.

Worthy Mentions

Some more landscaping elements on this property worth mentioning:

  • Modern concrete and pea gravel driveway design.
  • One extra large tree serving as the main focal point.
  • Foliage fencing instead of wood, stone, or steel materials.
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