Talk about pressure! Mr. and Mrs. B’s landscape project in Plano had a hard deadline (their daughter was graduating high school) coupled with the fact that the family was celebrating the big event with a special party at their home and invited many family and friends. Needless to say, everything had to be done just right, and on time, or we ran the risk of causing the family a lot of added stress!
For Village Green this type of project is NO problem. We are a family owned and operated business and love playing a small role in our customer’s life, and contributing to something as joyous as this graduation was all the motivation we needed.
In addition to our hard deadline, this landscape design had a few other factors to consider. Actually, five other factors in the form of the family dogs (one of which is a Great Dane who is well over 100 pounds!) We had to keep grass in their backyard. There was also an existing brick-fire pit and hammock that meant a lot to the family so we had to factor that into our final plan. One last consideration was that while privacy wasn’t a huge deal, screening the view of their neighbor’s home was, so we had to solve that challenge in our final design.
As you can see from the before and after photos, our landscape architect, David, designed a backyard that will cater to their dog’s needs. We made sure we kept as much grass behind the pool as possible, while also adding grass in their side yard. Under the hammock and around the fire-pit, we added decomposed granite to create a nice seating area. From there we added shade loving plants and ground cover, such as hydrangea and Mondo grass along their back fence where there was too much shade to grow much else. Between the houses we added a majestic beauty Indian hawthorn tree. Many people are familiar with the small variety that gets a few feet tall, but this one will grow to over 15′ tall and will screen the neighbor’s home from view, as well as provide beautiful blooms in the early spring.
I’m happy to report that Mrs. B says the party went off without a hitch and that she LOVES her new landscape.
Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. B for trusting Village Green to get the job done. I’m extremely proud of this project and happy for the opportunity to feature it in this profile. One of the things I love about this project is that Mr. and Mrs. B had Village Green design both their front and back yards, but only completed the work on their back yard. That is one of our strengths at Village Green, we’ve been around since 1980 and understand what it takes to create a design that is a road map to follow for our customers. If all the work can’t be done at once, no problem! Village Green can and will work with you in phases. Since we’re working off a solid plan you can rest assured that the work we do will always be cohesive and complement each phase regardless of how much time passes between phases.