04 Jan Case Study: St. Louis Park Front Yard Transformation
As you can see in the above Before/After picture, this home was sorely in need of some landscape rejuvenation. The home basically did not have landscaping before our team arrived. The main goal of this project was to accentuate the home with plants and natural stone to welcome the homeowners home and visitors in. The curvilinear lines of the plant bed gives a natural look and makes the house feel at home in the space.
The project went smoothly from beginning to end. The first step of the renovation was to remove the old plant beds and plants. The landscape crew then installed the irrigation system that would water the plant beds and grass in the front and side yards. We install irrigation tubing using a machine called a “ditch witch”. This machine pulls the pipe through the ground so it’s underground and prevents any issues. Next, the crew installed the boulder outcroppings, flagstone path, and stone edging into the plant beds. This is when the plant bed really starts to take shape. The plants go in and the mulch covers it all.
This project was a resounding success in regard to time frame, customer satisfaction, and beauty. The irrigation system worked with very few hiccups on the first try. The plants look gorgeous and will only continue to fill in the plant bed. The stone edging, flagstone, and boulders add a rougher texture and look to the smooth, green plants.
More Project Information
Location: This project was completed in St. Louis Park, MN.
Time Frame: This project was completed in 2 weeks.
Materials: Natural stone edging and flagstone pieces for the path are fon du lac stone. The boulder outcroppings are made out of limestone. Mulch is milk chocolate color. Plants include salvia, hydrangea, boxwood, tina crab tree, ligularia, daylily, sedum, and a few others.
Notes from construction: This was a fun project that went extremely smooth. From design to demo to installation, the project went as planned and the homeowners were extremely happy.
This project was completed in July 2016 by KG Landscape Management.