Ed Ball Landscape Architecture

Dedicated to translating clients’ ideas into outdoor realities

EBLA was tasked with updating the entrance and front terrace of a contemporary-style home. The job also entailed creating an expanded deck area on the side of the house that would accommodate a hot tub and incorporating a vegetable garden within the front terraced area.

Principal Ed Ball and his team addressed drainage issues in the front with a retaining wall that handles runoff; they also enlarged the terrace so that it now encompasses the vegetable garden adding drainage in the front yard and by the garage. A cedar fence along the side of the house affords privacy by the hot tub without eliminating views.

The planting palette is anchored by evergreen shrubs that create architectural bones in the yard, augmented by flowering shrubs and perennials for seasonal interest.

Design Features
  • Updated entrance and front terrace space
  • Expanded deck area to allow for new hot tub
  • Privacy fence around the hot tub
  • Vegetable garden

Ed Ball Landscape Architecture (EBLA) is landscape architecture and construction firm with over 25 years of expertise in landscape design & construction.

Ed Ball Landscape Architecture
1800 Jonathan Way, Reston, Virginia 20190
703-433-1863 — landscapearchitectnorthernvirginia.com