We build streams as water features in landscapes. Sometimes their purpose in your garden is to add beauty, sounds and a wildlife habitat to your garden. We build other streams that convey stormwater and prevent erosion. Often our streams serve both purposes. All of them look natural, as though they were always there.
Our clients wanted to enjoy their retirement by putting their green thumbs to work. As they set out to renovate this classic ranch style home, they called on us to design and install their new landscape. Along with creating a garden full of beautiful plants, they wanted a meet-and-greet patio at their front door and a horseshoe shaped driveway that would create elegant off-street parking for family and quests. Additionally, they wanted to create a beautiful frame for their front garden that would also softly screen their new outdoor living space. The garden engages the neighbors and everyone else that passes by.
Because of excessive and irresponsible development on adjacent properties, this residential site in Atlanta, Georgia had become subject to frequent flooding and erosion. The design challenge was to manage the erosion and flooding caused by storm water that originated offsite, collect and store as much as possible for irrigation use, and create a beautiful garden setting.