Low Maintenance Modern

Design Overview

Modern clean lines meets no maintenance! This design needed to marry crisp straight lines with the clients wish list: low maintenance, some artificial turf, a wood burning firepit area, extra privacy on a new deck, clean sight lines from out of the house, a patio with a bit of customization, and a few plants to make it feel a bit warmer.

So we did just that by having the ground level patio with an inset band cut into it, elongating the deck stair so we didn’t have a railing cutting in front of the main window views, adding a privacy screen to the deck, going with a grey/charcoal colour palette everywhere, and finally adding cedar mulch and plants to the borders to reduce maintenance and warm the colours up a bit.

Yard Tour

Build Specs

Belgard Dimensions 12 in Tofino Grey with a Belgard Dimensions 12 Charcoal inset band were used for the patio to bring the clean modern look of the yard to the patio and walkway. Due to a very large portion of the yard being covered in hardscapes and turf, our base prep was a combination of compacted crushed rock and a bedding layer to ensure a combination of stability and drainage, as well as careful attention to grading, for consistent and dependable long term control of water. PAVING STANDARD BUILD SPEC

Artificial turf is Bella Turf Cascade Elite to ensure a clean and realistic lawn look but without the hassle of lawn care, and infilled with PureZeo infill to keep it pet friendly. Our base prep, in conjunction with the hardscapes, was a combination of compacted crushed rock and a bedding layer to ensure a combination of stability and drainage, as well as careful attention to grading, for consistent and dependable long term control of water. ARTIFICIAL TURF STANDARD BUILD SPEC

Wood burning firepit is custom built with Grey Belgard Zen Wall and a charcoal cap.

All plantings are planted with Mycorrhizae booster. All groundcovers are laid on fabric underlay and spread to a minimum depth of 4″. Drip irrigation to all new plantings to ensure future plant health.