Garden Spot

Fine Earth Landscape transforms a problematic and overgrown front yard into a blooming oasis

Innovative Landscape Solutions

Describe the scope of the project
The goal was to unveil the beauty of this home in Northwest DC, which was hidden behind shrubs and dying trees, by creating a sunny front yard with a flowering garden. Major drainage issues caused by poor grading directed water to the front door and into the basement.

How did you solve the home’s issues?
We incorporated grade changes, adding a stone planter by the door and a raised window well that re-channel water. Underground drains deliver water via the driveway to a conservation garden.

What hardscape materials and plantings did you use?
We matched the home’s Carderock stone in our stone planter and detail of the new irregular flagstone path. Climbing roses, hydrangea and boxwood are a backdrop for consecutively blooming, deer-resistant perennials including liatris, nepeta, lavender and monarda.

Fine Earth Landscape, Inc., has been providing landscape and design/build services in the DC region for over 40 years. The firm employs a staff of 55 and completes more than 500 projects a year.

Fine Earth Landscape, Inc.

16815 Budd Road Poolesville, MD 20837

301-972-8810 •