Backyard Bonanza

Fine Landscapes, Ltd., designs an extensive plan for McLean clients who love to entertain.

Innovative Landscape Solutions

What was the scope of the project?
This backyard features a swimming pool and spa, a pavilion, an outdoor kitchen and a changing room and bath. Extensive hardscaping includes stacked-stone walls, pool decking and terraces, stone steps and walkways. Gardens, irrigation and low-voltage lighting are also part of the mix.

What challenges did the project pose?
The pool, pavilion and arbor had to fit into a relatively tight space. We seamlessly incorporated a shelter within the roofline of the existing garage, and ensured that construction materials matched those of the home.

What materials and plantings did you use?
We used flat-stacked Pennsylvania fieldstone; travertine and limestone coping and steps; and Maryland fieldstone. The pavilion is Douglas fir. Nellie Stevens holly and Green Giant arborvitae screen the property, which is planted with boxwood, ground covers and deer-proof perennials.

Fine Landscapes, Ltd., has been in business for 42 years and employs a staff of 65 to execute about 52 projects a year. Projects range in price from $50,000 to over $3 million.

Fine Landscapes, Ltd.

21558 Stonetree Ct. Sterling, VA 20166

703-421-7441 •