The Kitchen Garden
Nature's handiwork, meticulously personalized
Culinary Herb Garden
Low Maintenance Landscapes
Woodland Backyard Design
Water Garden, Paths, & Stormwater
Native Planting & Passive Solar Design
Stormwater Management & Erosion Control
Permaculture & Forest Stewardship
Walking Paths & Stormwater
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Green Roots Environmental Design
Intended as an early Christmas present, Green Roots was hired by our client’s daughter to design and reconstruct a pathway into their back yard replacing an older and less-safe pathway.
In addition to creating a safer path to the backyard, we were also asked to create a space for garbage and recycling bins that would be easy to access, but out of site from the kitchen and carport.
Our design offers a safe, visually appealing, functional pathway that creates a seamless transition into the backyard. A herringbone brick pathway leads into a sweeping staircase constructed of recycled railroad ties which open up into an expansive backyard. A landing pad at the top of the stairs, just out of sight but easy-to-access from the carport, creates an easy route for moving garbage and recycling bins.
For a small family in need of space to relax, play and entertain, Green Roots was hired to design and renovate a backyard landscape that would be inviting, low maintenance and functional.
Our design functionally and aesthetically incorporates formal and informal play areas for our client’s kids. A sweeping stone retaining wall separates active and passive play areas while also creating a woodland garden aesthetic. Native trees, perennials and hardy herbs create the perfect woodland garden that is unique, productive and drought tolerant.