Front Yard in Marda Loop

The Challenge

The homeowner is a busy oilpatch executive originally from Scotland. He wanted a low-maintenance yard that would be good for the environment and nice to view from the porch where he sits and plays his guitar.  The homeowner also professed to loving pink-coloured granite. He wanted a look that would remind him of the low heather on the Scottish moors.

The Solution

We built a rock river from the downspout of the roof at the front corner of the house to a sandstone ledge that ends about 6 feet before the city sidewalk. This river has some pinkish granite boulders. Rocks used in a sweat lodge were also brought in from a local source. Beautiful blue and purple Montana river rock were brought in to fill the river. The rock river distributes rain water through part of the yard.

Everything newly planted is under a foot high. Plants were chosen so that something is blooming all season long. A low creeping pine will eventually fill to 9 feet wide and brings colour in the winter. 

Since we installed this yard, the clients have signed up every year for the Eco-yards Spray (Compost tea) service to keep their yard healthy and lush. 

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