The garden of this home needed to be restructured for the changing needs of the homeowners and the style of the house.
We installed natural stone borders around all the newly created garden beds to define the borders of the planted areas and separate the lawn areas. The existing patio was extended out into the garden by constructing and installing new 3’x3’ aid washed concrete squares. The squares were inter-planted with a variety of low growing ground covers.
A new custom designed patio and pergola was constructed off the garage and office space. The patio was built from the reused concrete we tore up from sections of the garden. The spaces were filled with selected pea-gravel. The redwood pergola structure was constructed to the design requests of the homeowner.
The driveway area of the home was planted with gazania groundcovers in between the used brick driveway. Along the property line a new custom designed redwood fence was built to screen the neighbor and provide privacy to the house.
Detail Redwood Fence
Reused concrete and gravel patio
Redwood Pergola- looking back towards the house
Toluca Lake Park Stream
The existing stream running into the lake was nothing more than a concrete channel lined with a few rocks and gravel.
We were commissioned to create a natural stream in a planted park like setting.
We first began by importing tones of rock from very large boulders, medium sized rocks down to bags of gravels and pebbles.
We created natural stone waterfalls at various locations along the streams course and filled the stream with rocks and boulders to create a natural looking stream with pools, falls and rapids and islands.
Large boulders were placed along the stream edge along with many other rocks to draw the feature out into the park. Large planter areas were created along the edged of the stream to allow for the installation of the plants and trees.
Many native plants were planted in and along the stream edge to give a wild-native look to the area.
Finally a new decomposed granite path was installed leading from the boat shed through the grass meadow and along the edge of the upper stream. Two new large trees were planted along the path to create a seating area where another large boulder was placed to act as a bench.
Within minutes of the water being diverted back into the stream the native duck and geese population was back and playing in there new environment.
The existing concrete stream
The stream after we had installed the rocks and the plants