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.

We highly recommend Barclay Krause and his team at Peregrine Landscape Construction!

They constructed a raised front step, front patio and walkway, along with accent lighting. Five years later, it still looks good and there has been no shifting.

They also did a total renovation of our backyard. The project was completed on time and on budget, and has added tremendous value to our property as well as to our use of our backyard.

The last project that we used them for was in 2021 when we required additional drainage features from our back yard to our front yard. This was a special request that they accepted without question, and worked with us to arrive at a solution.

Peregrine’s after-sales service is excellent. They continue to follow up with us to ensure that we are happy with their work. Last summer, they helped us maintain our artificial grass surface, and they continue to monitor the growth of the various shrubs that they installed.

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

Fire Feature is Belgard Zen Wall in grey colour with coping in charcoal colour. The crisp lines and subtle profile dimension and depth add to the modern feel of this back yard.

The lighting in this project is all Alliance Outdoor Lighting low voltage landscape lighting. BL200 spot lights were used to highlight the canopies of the existing and new trees, and AL150 path lights complement the rest of the softscapes and path edges. The steps on the new deck were installed with SL35 step lights. The clean, low-profile louvred lights increase the safety of the steps while providing a stunning visual impact to the yard.