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Orinda Garden

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About This Project

This project was designed by a landscape architect. The customer wanted to tweak the design a bit, which we were able to achieve.

The original landscaping had overgrown plants and a large lawn area.

Our customer, who was both knowledgeable and helpful, was very involved throughout the project. We had a very good working relationship, which facilitated a very smooth process.

A stone wall surrounds the newly installed lawn with improved drainage and an irritation system. A meandering stone stairway with a gate was added for access to the hill above.

We created more living space in the backyard with a large bluestone patio, fire pit, and a bench built into the stone wall. Each stone was cut to fit.

A BBQ area was created on the existing deck.

There are square cuts bluestone and gravel pathways that give a clean modern look and movement to the backyard.

The planting on this project was a collaboration with our customer’s ideas in mind. Her keen eye for colors was evident in the final plantings.

The front yard driveway was replaced by Atlas Paving. The customer requested a power gate at the entry to the driveway. We constructed the stone columns to hold the custom-made iron gates created by Dave Ritchie of Lafayette Ironworks. Dave is a true artisan in his trade. He worked closely with our customer to create the gates that she desired.

Numerous lights were installed around the property as a finishing touch to accentuate the trees and landscaping.

Working closely with our customer helped us to achieve the results that she was looking for in her front and back yards.

Serving The San Francisco Bay Area's Contra Costa
& Alameda Counties