t is a widely held misconception that the rear landscape is for entertaining and enjoyment while the front landscape is merely for show. This is totally false! The front landscape offers a great opportunity for you to expand the entertainment space of your property. More and more, a trend developing in landscape design is to take full-advantage of this beautiful space within you property for much more than merely lawn and a few trees. This is exactly the approach we, at Bakersfield Landscape Company Monji Landscape Co., took in dramatically recreating the front landscape of one of our recently completed residential projects.
Our clients love to entertain and have a deep passion for the garden, two qualities that they wanted their front landscape to mirror. Therefore, they wanted to add a place within the landscape design for entertaining guests and also wanted to add more drama to the garden. The landscape had some amazing “bones” to work with; the garden offered beautifully mature Redwood trees, a massive Camphor tree, Crape Myrtle trees, and a large assortment of Azaleas. As avid gardeners, our clients had also filled the garden space with stunning pots filled with annual and perennial color.
In order to create a dynamic, entertaining space within the landscape design, we installed a large hardscape area within the garden utilizing a beautiful Arizona Rose slate to match the hardscape our clients had in their rear landscape. Beyond the primary hardscape area, we created a beautiful walking path and select stepping stone areas within the garden to unify the garden spaces. We also installed a number of ornamental plants and trees to add more focal points to the garden design, including an eye-catching Japanese Red Maple. And, to add the relaxing environment, we installed a beautiful Bali slate fountain to the garden to give yet another attraction for the eyes.
Our landscape design was still not complete though, as we knew our clients loved to entertain during the evening hours. This made landscape lighting a necessity for this property. We installed high-efficiency LED landscape lighting to wash over the area and highlight the focal points of the garden. Now our clients can relax in the landscape all-night long and never lose the beauty of this stunning garden.
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