One of the reasons we bought our home was because of the gorgeous yard. Our 1970’s home is on an acre, with mature trees and lots of room to add things we enjoy in a yard. We decided to invest in updating the landscaping (in addition to the money we spent on the remodel). When we are looking for a specialist to hire we always try to support our friends businesses. Our friend, Tom has a landscaping business and they put together a great plan for us and actually have already started!
If you are looking at the plans, to the left is the pool, with paver surround. The small shed is a shed that was already on the property and we just moved it by the pool. Adding a trampoline in the ground, to the back corner (we LOVED our previous one). Pergola with a seat wall and a gas firepit under the pergola, can’t wait for cozy nights with family and friends!
Took this photo this morning as they were mapping out the area for the pavers. Notice the shed over by the trees? We will use it for pool supplies. I do want to make it cute in side (obviously).
Thinking a new light fixture, paint and more shelves will do the trick!
We are doing the exact same pavers that we had around our Connecticut pool and the in-ground trampoline. And we actually left all of our backyard and deck furniture when we moved. So that meant I got to order some new things that fit this yard perfectly!
This area will have the pergola, gas firepit and in the corner will be the in-ground trampoline.
We decided to do a sports court. It will be half court basketball, pickleball and futsol (indoor soccer). There will also be a long area of grass for soccer.
Here is an update of the exterior! They took out all the landscaping that was here. It was really dated. Excited to see this front area transform.
Notice the soffit has the black metal?? Already updates the rock! Which we are now planning on leaving the rock until we get the house all painted black and landscaping in.
This is the legend with all the plants they are suggesting on putting in. I told them I mostly wanted evergreen, but trust their expertise!
- Karl Foerster Grass
- Fountain Grass
- Purple Coneflower
- Oat Grass, Blue
- Dogwood Ivory
- Juniper Taylor
- Blue Globe Spruce
- Black Eyed Susan
- Weeping White Pine
- Iceberg White Rose
Love the look of a really layered landscape, with lots of evergreen! (inspiration photo source).
Similar idea of the sports court look we are going for (source).
I pulled over and took a photo of this pretty pergola! The home is in the Parade of Homes, so not too weird I was walking around this home.
Planning on staining or painting our pergola black too, like this inspiration photo. And this photo inspired me to do a cool hanging light fixture.
I like the simplicity of the this pergola and again, the lights!
Can’t wait to share the end result, our goal is September 20th for an event we have planed, nothing like a deadline to get things done! Our landscaper thinks he can meet that date! PS- our Landscaper is Landscape Management Services in Utah (801) 282-6303.