Rural Retreat

CLIENT'S OVERALL GOAL: lush, colorful landscaping to complement and enhance new pool area

After pool construction, before landscaping installation

CLIENT'S NEED: additional patio, fire pit, and multiple seating areas

FLORA'S SOLUTION: Flagstone patio and matching gas fire pit with ample seating room, tranquil reading gardens as a backdrop to swimming pool

CLIENT'S NEED: solution to drainage and runoff issues

FLORA'S SOLUTION: Shawnee Flagstone edging in all areas where gravel and mulch meet to prevent runoff and preserve cleanliness, drains concealed in Dark Iowa Lake Gravel beds to control overflow

CLIENT'S NEED: beautification of pool retaining walls

FLORA'S SOLUTION: large landscape beds embellishing pool retaining wall—chosen plantings provide a variety of color and seasonal interest and consist of Columnar Blue Spruce, Hameln Grass, Hydrangea, Daylily and Red Japanese Maple

CLIENT'S NEED: mobility around pool area

FLORA'S SOLUTION: Shiloh Stone staircase providing access to upper level

CLIENT'S NEED: lighting

FLORA'S SOLUTION: seating areas and walkways accented with low-voltage landscape lighting to improve visibility while maintaining evening ambiance

CLIENT'S NEED: increase visual appeal of main driveway enterance

FLORA'S SOLUTION: landscaped areas on either side of entrance for added curb appeal

CLIENT'S NEED: easy access from yard to neighboring soccer field

FLORA'S SOLUTION: arched arbor and ledge steps providing easy access from the home, through the woods, and onto soccer fields