Suburban Back Garden


Create a garden which would flourish under a tall, shady stand of Douglas Firs with minimal water requirements.
Design a deck with multiple functions while maintaining a modest overall footprint in the yard.


Listening carefully to the client’s needs the deck was designed to incorporate seating areas, outdoor cooking and a hot tub while limiting the size to remain in scale with the planted area of the back garden.


The footprint of the remaining back yard was planned to provide a vegetable garden plot with terraced beds, a secluded fire pit, meandering paths and a showcase for garden art.  Plants were chosen for texture and leaf color more than bloom as well as for minimal irrigation requirements beneath the standing Firs.