Wauwatosa Patio and Pergola – Silver Award for Excellence in Landscape Design and Construction
Some of our favorite projects occur in small spaces and this is one of them. There was nothing that this client liked about their backyard, dominated by an 85-year-old Maple that had died from verticillium wilt and needed to be removed. The client’s criteria:
- “Our maple died and we need shade”
- “We need a bigger patio and want to entertain outdoors again”
- “We need our privacy back”
- “We don’t mind doing some yard work, we just don’t want to be a slave to our property”
The final plan included a replacement fence in the same position, removal of the dying boxwood and replacement of the arborvitae with the more compact “Holmstrup” variety. The existing patio was rebuilt with a pattern “A” bluestone, and the existing the bluestone was re-purposed as an access walk around to the front yard for the neighborhood kids. The new patio includes a custom aluminum Pergola, equipped with a retractable power awning, four infrared heaters and an exterior ceiling fan, all controlled remotely. There is no lawn, and the entire rear yard is converted to a planting bed with a stately Oak, Boxwood hedges, Pachysandra and loads of colorful annuals at ground level and in containers. The lighting and irrigation systems have both been re-designed and replaced.
We’d love the opportunity to transform your backyard. Our experts will work with you to create your dream oasis. Contact us to set up a design consultation.
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