Winter is for the Birds!January 17, 2017
East Grand Rapids Custom Grill IslandFebruary 1, 2017
How They Found Us
These Oshtemo MI homeowners decided to get a break from winter by attending the Kalamazoo Home Expo
Shade is no place to grow grass, and that was a big problem. Even though these before photos were taken in winter, you can tell there are a lot of trees creating a lot of shade in summer. And grass just won't grow in shade
. They also just really wanted an update to their landscape, to give their landscape some added curb appeal.
Like with many of our project, we started with a 3D landscape design
, providing these Oshtemo homeowners with a glimpse into what their property could look like. We were able to design not only shade-tolerant, but shade-thriving masses of perennials
and native shrubs and trees for beauty and lower maintenance. We used a turf substitute in the front yard, NoMo Lily-Turf, which grows beautifully in the shade and only requires one mowing per year. Since we were working with large areas, we used a lot of groundcovers, that over time, will spread and fill in empty areas. This project also had the addition of low-voltage landscape lighting
, providing ambient lighting for their entertaining during the summer months, as well as added security while they are away.
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