TAG: Big Picture

Big Picture: Lake Life

March 19, 2018By

Location: Weatherby Lake, Mo. Company: Embassy Landscape Group The clients’ intent for the project was to build access to their boat dock and the lake, create a lakeside gathering place and repurpose a rock pile left over from their home construction. The final design used natural stone for the steps down to the water—an easier installation than forming and pouring... read more

Big Picture: Compact comfort

December 18, 2017By

Location: Vail, Colo. Company: Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes Photo credit: Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes The client wanted a summer getaway that incorporated a saltwater pool, water features, lush flower gardens and fresh vegetables to be used for daily cooking. Another goal was to drown out the noise created from the highway. But there were several obstacles to overcome, including steep... read more

Big Picture: A peaceful, passive garden

October 27, 2017By

Location: East Northport, N.Y. Company: Goldberg & Rodler Photo Credit: Sue Sotera The clients envisioned their backyard as a tranquil getaway, but the landscape was in disrepair when the team arrived on site. Undefined expanses of lawn, decaying trees and thick clay soil. Gravel areas, drywells, catch basins and French drains were installed to provide infiltration on-site and keep new... read more

Big Picture: Designs by Sundown merges tech elements with nature

July 31, 2017By

Location: Evergreen, Colo. Company: Designs by Sundown, Littleton, Colo. Photo: Designs by Sundown The initial plan for this historic ranch, secluded in the Colorado Rockies, consisted of softening an existing outdoor patio to create definition and more usable outdoor rooms. But the finished installation also conceals all-new technology—from lighting to irrigation, including the safety features on the fire elements. Dimmable,... read more

Big Picture: A walk in the park

November 9, 2016By

Location: Huntington Park, Spokane, Wash. Company: Land Expressions Photo credit: Dean Davis, James Richman, John D. Moore, Isaacson Aerial Photography and Kathy Swehla Avista Utilities tapped Land Expressions to refresh the Huntington Park area in Spokane and add a plaza. The plaza is on city land, and city officials sacrificed their parking lot for the space. The utility company owns... read more

Big Picture: Happy Landings

September 2, 2016By

Location: New York oceanfront Company: Groundworks Landscaping, East Hampton, N.Y. The Details: The client’s site views were already stunning. The Groundworks Landscaping team didn’t want to take away from those. Rather, the focus of the project was to implement a simple foundation planting plan that tied the landscaping to the architecture of the newly renovated home. The house sits on... read more