Backyard Landscaping Project Wilmington DE.
Installing a Flagstone Wall
Pro Image Landscaping designed and installed this backyard landscaping and hardscaping project in North Wilmington, Delaware. This backyard landscaping project consisted of a dry stack flagstone wall, plant materials and a newly seeded lawn area that was previously covered with ivy.
During the initial consultation of this project, budget was a concern when trying to incorporate a low cost solution to the ivy and outdated landscaping. The client already had a flagstone patio and BBQ grill they had done on their own in the backyard, they just needed help with the rest of the landscaping design plan. We kept in mind the elements the client wished to preserve like the patio, BBQ and mature maple trees that had a cool tree house built in for the kids.
We service Wilmington, Newark and Hockessin Delaware as well as Garnet Valley, West Chester, Chadds Ford and Kennett Square Pennsylvania and neighboring cities in DE, PA.
We were faced with determining which would be the least expensive way to accomplish the backyard they wanted, not an easy task. The end solution was to clear out the entire backyard of all the unwanted landscaping features and start from scratch. It took three days to clear out all the ivy and shrubbery before we could start to outline the wall perimeter.
We created a serpentine style dry stack flagstone wall that created large circular shaped landscaping beds that complimented the existing features. The landscape design had to incorporate both shade and full sun plant materials since the maple trees were going to stay. We used hostas, liriope, weeping snow fountain tree and rhododendrons for a very low maintenance landscape.
Sod Installation Was Next
After the hardscape and landscaping construction were complete, we moved on to the backyard lawn area. Sod was a consideration in the initial pricing, however after utilizing most of the budget for the most beautiful feature, the dry stack wall, there just wasn't enough left to do the sod.
When seeding a new lawn there are many problems that can arise before it gets to sod quality, sometimes taking two full seasons to fill in. A mix of good quality topsoil, starter fertilizer, lime, a premium tall fescue seed and straw erosion netting made up the components of the "Lawn To Be".
Most of the seed will germinate at a rate of 80-90%, so there are always areas that need to be reseeded until it fills in completely. It is crucial that the clients follow our detailed watering instructions to get the best results after we have done our job.