The objective for this home was to update a landscape that was overgrown and had suffered damage from a downed tree. The client wanted to add high-end lighting to showcase his newly-renovated home and landscape.
The challenge this project presented was three fold:
- The extensive renovations to the home included a new roof, siding, gutters and shutters. Before these renovations could even begin several existing trees and many overgrown shrubs needed to be removed.
- Once the trees and shrubs over and around the house were cleared, the landscaping project had to be put on hold until the home renovations could be completed.
- Upon completion of the home renovations, the landscape and lighting teams had to complete their work prior to the upcoming holiday season.
The Design Solution:
The landscape design for this home sought to use and complement the plants already on site and to illuminate without overpowering these landscape and home elements. The secluded setting of the home begged for subtle lighting to highlight the stone walls, slate roof, and copper trim, plus to show off the gorgeous landscape features of the yard.
The Installation Approach:
Due to the extensive home renovations, the bed areas surrounding the home were severely impacted and required considerable soil and bed preparation prior to planting. The Earthadelic team tilled up the existing soil and augmented it with highly amended and screened topsoil before installing the new plantings. We also used the highest-quality LED lighting features to create silhouettes and shadows on the walls, while also illuminating the trees, shrubs, flagstone walkways, and driveway.
The homeowners are extremely pleased with this first phase of the complete landscape renovation. Springtime promises new perennial and container plantings to further enliven and energize this beautiful home and environment.