Sally J. Naish, Principal
781.859.9993
sally@lightandshadegardens.com

Urban Oasis

This 20 ft-square space had been paved with asphalt for parking. The clients were looking for a lush, private space in which to relax and entertain friends.  Varieties of trees were carefully selected and strategically placed to provide appropriate screening with time.  The new fence replaced the chain-link and will naturally age to form an inconspicuous backdrop for the plants. An asymmetrically curving brick patio, rimmed in part by a sitting wall, delineates the space. It comfortably accommodates chairs for six people, and the wall offers seating for others without the need for additional furniture. The unattractive garage wall was decorated with a mirror, window box and trellis for climbing plants, all of which draw the eye from the wall.  In the front yard, hardy, shade-tolerant species bring color to the area and the holly will soon provide needed screening from the street.

Overlooked by neighboring properties, the yard lacked privacy.
Varieties of trees were carefully selected and strategically placed to provide appropriate screening with time.
Weed trees and an unsightly chain-link fence were to be removed.
The new fence will naturally age to form an inconspicuous backdrop for the plant material. An asymmetrically curving brick patio, rimmed in part by a sitting wall, delineates the space. It comfortably accommodates chairs for six people, and the wall offers seating for others without the need for additional furniture.
Open space below the deck and a large expanse of cement-block wall are unattractive.
The area below the deck was enclosed with square lattice and the garage wall decorated with a mirror, window box and trellis for climbing plants, all of which draw attention from the wall.
The north-facing sidewalk bed was also given a facelift.
Hardy, shade-tolerant species bring color to the area. The holly will soon provide needed screening from the street.

Yard lacked privacy.

Trees strategically placed for screening

Unattractive fence offered no privacy.

Solid fence, curved patio bordered in part by seat wall

Expanse of concrete garage wall.

Wall partially covered; adornments draw the eye.

Bare north-facing sidewalk bed.

Color and interest from shade-tolerant plants.

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