When the heavy rains come to Virginia, they can really wreak havoc on the backyard! Fortunately we had a lot of grading to do anyways, so all the extra mud will be cleaned out and we can leave everything back in its perfect condition.
This was a very complete project so it took some time to make everything not only look good but flow smoothly throughout the space, and we actually finished with a walkway leading to the backyard from the front of the house so there would be an easy way to get to the good stuff. And if you're wondering, there was a LOT of good stuff to get to...
Outfitting the space required a number of different additions. We started with a gas fire pit, set in a large enough area where seating could surround it and guests could overlook the water. Then we added an outdoor kitchen complete with a pizza oven - those are getting pretty popular!
Two planter beds surrounded by walls allow the homeowner to showcase her creativity with herbs, vegetables, and as full of a garden as she can create in the Suffolk climate. We added a waterfall feature which will provide another avenue for creativity when the homeowners install a to-scale train track surrounding it. We can't wait to see what it will look like!
As our final touches we added a special walkway out to the pear with a permeable paver that allows water to flow through without creating a muddy mess or any standing water. Finally, outdoor lighting gives the area enough of a pop that the cool evening glow will be accented - but not drowned out - as they spend their nights by the water.
This space was beautiful to begin with, and now it's something truly incredible. Come look at what we've been able to do!
About Easton Outdoors
We started out as the neighborhood lawn boys – a group of high school friends trying to make some pocket change. It soon became more. We realized how much we enjoyed landscaping. Over the years, we've transformed hundreds of properties, beautified countless landscapes, and made many homeowners proud. This has become our passion!