Transforming a Delhi, Ohio Residential Landscape: A Project Overview
Every homeowner dreams of having a front yard that not only enhances the curb appeal but also reflects their personal style. With this Delhi, Ohio residential project, we had the opportunity to completely revamp the existing landscape, removing outdated elements and introducing new features to create a stunning and functional outdoor space. In this blog post, we will delve into the details of this transformative project, highlighting the key changes and additions made to the front yard.
Clearing the Canvas:
- The first step of the project involved a comprehensive removal of all existing plant material in the front of the residence. This blank slate allowed us to start with a fresh canvas, enabling us to design and implement a brand-new landscape design.
Lighting and Irrigation:
- The low voltage landscape lighting was carefully removed and set aside until the completion of the project. Additionally, drip irrigation lines running throughout the landscape were partially removed by the homeowner prior to our services commencing. These preparations ensured a seamless transition and facilitated the installation of new lighting and irrigation systems later in the project.
Reimagining the Landscape:
- To create a cohesive and visually appealing front yard, decorative boulders scattered throughout the landscape were temporarily removed and set aside until the completion of the project. The removal of old stone walls was also necessary, and the material was responsibly hauled away and disposed of offsite.
- One significant change involved the landscape bed along the southeast side of the house. This bed area was drastically shrunk down, and a small border of Brassfield limestone was installed to create a clean bed contour. This alteration not only improved the overall aesthetics but also made it easier for the homeowner to maintain the area by mowing the grass.
Introducing Natural Limestone Walls:
- One of the standout features of the Delhi, Ohio residential project was the installation of new natural limestone walls in the front yard. These walls served both functional and decorative purposes. Two of the walls were designed to retain soil, while the remaining walls were used as outcropping decorative elements. Split natural stone of varying lengths and thicknesses was utilized, giving the walls a visually appealing and organic appearance. It’s important to note that the final layout of the walls may have deviated slightly from the initial drawing to ensure the best possible fit and visual harmony.
- To address water drainage concerns, corrugated perforated pipes were installed behind the two retaining walls. This drainage system would help manage water flow and prevent any potential issues caused by excessive moisture accumulation.
- As part of the project, a soldier course of Unilock Hollandstone in a charcoal color was installed along the existing front sidewalk. This addition not only widened the pathway slightly but also provided a more visually appealing and cohesive look to the front yard.
Let’s take a closer look at the plant materials installed in the front yard, precisely as depicted in the drawing.
- Variegated Liriope: A total of 16 Variegated Liriope plants were carefully selected and strategically transplanted or added to enhance the front yard’s visual appeal. These elegant plants boast vibrant variegated foliage, adding a touch of elegance and color to the landscape.
- Graham Blandy Boxwood: One majestic Graham Blandy Boxwood, standing at an impressive 30 inches, serves as a focal point in the front yard. This carefully chosen specimen brings structure and formality to the overall design.
- Firecracker Sedum: The customer had a specific vision in mind and opted to purchase Firecracker Sedum. This brilliant plant features clusters of star-shaped flowers in vibrant shades of red, adding a fiery touch to the landscape.
- Firechief Arborvitae: To create a lush and vibrant atmosphere, we added twelve Firechief Arborvitae plants in 2-gallon containers. These stunning evergreens boast rich red foliage that remains vibrant throughout the year.
- Lime Zinger Sedum: Ten Lime Zinger Sedum plants, housed in 8-inch pots, were thoughtfully placed to introduce eye-catching lime-green foliage with a compact and low-growing habit.
- Little Devil Ninebark: Adding a touch of drama to the landscape, five Little Devil Ninebark plants in 2-gallon containers were installed. With deep purple foliage and a compact growth habit, these plants offer a striking contrast to the surrounding greenery.
- Concord Barberry: Four Concord Barberry plants in 2-gallon containers were carefully positioned to provide a burst of vibrant color. Their deep red foliage adds warmth and visual interest to the landscape.
- Bobo Hydrangea: A single Bobo Hydrangea, residing in a 5-gallon container, graces the front yard with its compact and abundant white flower clusters. This stunning shrub adds a touch of elegance to the landscape.
- Bowling Ball Arborvitae: Four Bowling Ball Arborvitae plants in 2-gallon containers were strategically placed to provide a unique and whimsical touch. These compact evergreens feature dense, globe-shaped foliage that creates a captivating visual effect.
- Red Drift Rose: To infuse the landscape with vibrant colors and alluring fragrance, we added three Red Drift Rose plants in 3-gallon containers. These disease-resistant roses produce an abundance of vivid red flowers throughout the growing season.
- Firewitch Dianthus: Four Firewitch Dianthus plants in 1-gallon containers were thoughtfully incorporated to add a splash of pink and a delightful spicy fragrance to the landscape.
- Sieboldi Sedum: Seven Sieboldi Sedum plants, each housed in an 8-inch pot, were strategically positioned to introduce soft pink flowers and succulent foliage to the front yard. These low-maintenance plants add a unique texture to the overall design.
- Little Gem Southern Magnolia: Finally, a grand Little Gem Southern Magnolia, spanning 15-30 gallons, was selected to provide a stunning centerpiece to the landscape. This evergreen tree displays glossy, dark green leaves and fragrant, creamy white flowers, creating a captivating focal point for all to admire.
At Upscale Lawncare, we pride ourselves on our meticulous attention to detail and commitment to delivering exceptional results. Our Cincinnati landscape services are tailored to elevate your outdoor space to new heights of beauty and sophistication. Contact us today to explore how we can transform your landscape into a breathtaking oasis that reflects your unique vision and style.
The Delhi, Ohio residential project presented an exciting opportunity to transform the front yard into a visually stunning and functional space. Through careful removal of existing elements, the installation of natural limestone walls, and thoughtful enhancements, we were able to create an outdoor environment that exudes elegance and charm. The project showcased the power of thoughtful design and skilled craftsmanship, resulting in a front yard that the homeowner can be proud of for years to come.